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Scottish non-fiction

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  • Paperback | Pub: 27 May 2008
    £8.99

    ‘An incredible testament to one man’s determination’ – The Sunday Herald Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023
    £14.99

    Written before the Jacobite rebellions irrevocably changed the face of Highland society, Martin Martin’s A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland and A Late Voyage to St Kilda paint a fascinating picture of the Hebrides at a crucial...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Oct 2021
    £35.00

    INCLUDES HUNDREDS OF NEW AND EXPANDED ENTRIES From ‘Aald Rock’ to ‘Zeenty-teenty’, A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable is an unputdownable gallimaufry of curious items embracing sayings, put-downs, insults, mottos, traditions, legends,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £17.99

    For over three centuries, the inhabitants of North Britain faced the might of Rome, resulting in some of the most extraordinary archaeology of the ancient world. This richly illustrated new history of Roman Scotland explores the complex, often...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £22.00

    From one of the earliest mentions of its name in the sixth century to the Covid lockdowns of the twenty-first, this is a magnificent portrait of one of the world’s great cities in its many iterations, from ‘Edinburgh, the sink of abomination’...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 May 2011
    £10.99

    In this modern age the regional and national boundaries which define Scotland seem fixed and permanent. But of course this has not always been so. In this book Alistair Moffat looks at the shifting political shape of the land long before its modern...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £14.99

    At the time of its construction, the Forth Bridge was the largest bridge in the world, and to this day it remains a breathtaking monument to the vision and confidence of the Victorian age which created it. For seven years, thousands of men from all...

  • Hardback | Pub: 22 Jul 2021
    £30.00

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep and Andy Murry’s Wimbledon victory of 2013. More than 1000 stitchers spent...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Oct 2022
    £18.99

    Shortlisted for the Scottish Nature Photography Book Awards Washed by the surging waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the island chain of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides lies at the very edge of Europe. From white shell sands, peaty moors and gnarly...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Elemental, fierce and full of wonder, the Cairngorm mountains are the high and rocky heart of Scotland. To know them would take forever, to love them demands a kind of courageous...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £9.99

    Defining what is hidden in a city is not easy. In some cases, buildings are not open to public view, well off the beaten track, or are simply forgotten amidst the rapidly changing environment of a fast growing city. In other cases, we are looking at...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £14.99

    The Highland Clearances stands out as one of the most emotive chapters in the history of Scotland. This book traces the origins of the Clearances from the eighteenth century to their culmination in the crofting legislation of the 1880s. In...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £25.00

    Alistair Moffat tells the extraordinary story of the Highlands in the most detailed book ever written about this remarkable part of Scotland. This is the story of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as it has never been told before. From the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £14.99

    ‘Essential reading for lovers of the Great outdoors’ – Roger Cox, Scotsman Magazine Longlisted for the 2022 Highland Book Prize In 2019, Jenna Watt took part in the stalking of a hind on the vast Highland estate of Corrour: part of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Jul 2022
    £16.99

    ‘Peppered with humour, empathy and kindness’ – Sunday Post Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of Polly Pullar’s world. Growing up in a remote...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Sep 2022
    £25.00

    Discover one of the Scottish Enlightenment’s brightest stars. Among the giants of the Scottish Enlightenment, the name of James Hutton is overlooked. Yet his Theory of the Earth revolutionised the way we think about how our planet was formed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    In this best-selling biography of John Knox, Rosalind K. Marshall traces the life of one of the Reformations’ central characters. Following his career in Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and Germany, she explains in straightforward terms...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Mar 2021
    £9.99

    A Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing 2020 ‘Remarkable, and so profoundly enjoyable to read … Its importance is huge, setting down a vital marker in the 21st century debate about how we use and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2023
    £20.00

    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Jan 2021
    £20.00

    In 1725 an extensive military road and bridge-building programme was implemented by the British crown that would transform 18th-century Scotland. Aimed at pacifying some of her more inaccessible regions and containing the Jacobite threat, General...