Terms & Conditions

We are currently experiencing post-Brexit problems delivering to individual purchasers in Europe. These problems will be temporary and we will update the site as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you want to order one of our lovely books for delivery to Europe we suggest ordering through your local English language bookshop. 

Things you should know before using our website

Welcome to our website. This site is operated and owned by Birlinn Ltd. The information and material appearing on this site is intended for personal, non-commercial use only. Content (including design, graphics, artwork and text and all arrangements thereof) are the property of those responsible for the site or licensed to them and is protected by international copyright law.

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of use as stated here, which together with our privacy policy govern our relationship with you in relation to this website.  

Please note that these Terms may be changed at any time by us without prior notice to you. If we make any changes we will include a notice on the Home Page of this site and you should then check the changes. You accept that you will have no claim for breach of contract or otherwise in respect of any such alteration.


The terms ‘our’, ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owners of the website and their operator. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:  

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. A breakdown of the type of Cookies used is given below.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • All information regarding Events listed on this website should be double checked with the third-party organisers prior to booking. The information on this site do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making, or refraining from making, any decision.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, text-content, appearance and graphics. All material is protected by international Copyright legislation. To reproduce anything from this site you must first request and receive permission from us.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • This website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience only. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by us and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, events or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

We take your online privacy through this site seriously. However, although we use appropriate encrypted security software on our website, the security of information transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any losses incurred or sustained by you as a result of transmitting information by means of email or other internet link will be borne solely and exclusively by you.

All computer systems require repair, maintenance and upgrading from time to time. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

There is no guarantee that the Site will be free of infection by viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.