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  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    Arran is an archaeological and geological treasure trove of stunning scenic beauty. Its history stretches back to the great stone circles, more than 5,000 years old, whose remnants still decorate the plains of Machrie. Runic inscriptions tell of a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Sep 2022
    £12.99

    Now a Major Feature Length Documentary: ‘Cassius X: Becoming Ali’ (Cinema release Spring 2023)  Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time. Cassius Clay is training in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £7.99

    They may be coated in layers of myth and pious anecdote but dig deep enough and the pioneering leaders of Celtic Christianity are revealed as reassuringly human individuals, responding to their faith by deliberately living on the edges of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Apr 2023
    £14.99

    Spanning three different cities across the United States, Stuart Cosgrove’s bestselling Soul Trilogy blends history, culture and music to paint a vivid picture of social change through the last years of the 1960s. Strap in for a journey through...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2023
    £12.99

    It is time to bin – once and for all – the nonsense that Gaelic was never spoken in Glasgow. In fact, Glasgow’s place-names tell us that Gaelic has been spoken in Glasgow for around a thousand years. Showcasing new research from the...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2023
    £12.99

    In 1830, the little Hebridean island of Lismore was one of the granaries of the West Highlands, with every possible scrap of land producing bere barley or oats. The population had reached its peak of 1500, but by 1910, numbers had dwindled to 400...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £14.99

    East Lothian, a unitary authority area including the old county of Haddingtonshire, is one of Scotland’s most historic places – John Knox was born in Haddington in the early years of the sixteenth century; important links were forged...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    In April 1923 the SS Metagama weighed anchor off Stornoway and set sail for Montreal. On board were three hundred young men and women bound for a new life in North America. Partly driven by the lure of opportunities overseas, these young Leosachs...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £10.99

    Winner of an Eric Gregory Award, 2020  Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, 2020 ‘The old Shetland fishermen still speak with something like reverence of the forgotten art of steering by the moder dy (mother wave), the name given to an underswell...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    Since its first publication in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £8.99

    In this book William Mackenzie records a world of local legend, folklore and superstition, and charts the changes he saw in his lifetime in agriculture, education, the Church and, of course, emigration. He recounts the history of the leading...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Apr 2010
    £14.99

    In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts – once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland – were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £9.99

    In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on strike. Revolution was in the air. It...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Feb 2023
    £14.99

    This new 2023 edition includes an audio download link. Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks has been written both as a self-tuition course for beginners and also for use within the classroom. You may want to learn Gaelic because of a general interest in...