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1814 : Year of Waverley
Chris Harvie’s 1814 Year of Waverley guides you through Scott’s life and exciting times including Scott’s career in Edinburgh and the Borders, as invalid, schoolboy, lawyer...
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A Croft in the Hills
A Croft in the Hills captures, in simple, moving descriptions, what it was really like trying to make a living out of a hill croft fifty years ago.
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A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland
One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of...
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Adrift in Caledonia
Part travelogue, part memoir this book is a unique and affectionate portrait of a sea-fringed nation and of the drifter's quest to belong.
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An Orkney Boyhood - Flashbacks
Duncan Cameron Mackenzie was born in 1949. this is an honest and humorous memoir about his life up to the age of 16 living on Burray (3 x 5km round)- one of the Orkney Islands...
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As it Was - Sin Mar Bha -  An Ulva Childhood
In 2000, Donald W. MacKenzie wrote As It Was/Sin Mar a Bha: A Ulva Boyhood, which is a combination of autobiography and a potted history of the island. His father was a Kirk minister...
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Butt and Ben: A Highland Boyhood
Brought up in Oban at the turn of the century, Sutherland's memoirs of a privileged Highland childhood catch the last years of a society destroyed by the Great War. He captures...
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Call Me Sister
Who'd have thought a missing bacon rasher and a teaspoon would play a part in advancing someone's career? It's the late '60s and Jane Yeadon has always wanted to be a district...
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Calum's Road
Calum MacLeod lived at the northern tip of the remote Scottish island of Raasay, miles from the nearest road. Over the course of fifty years he watched as neglect and decline took...
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Children of the Dead End
Starting with an account of his childhood in Donegal, Ireland at the end of the 19th century, the story moves to Scotland where, living as a tramp, then working as a gang labourer...
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Christian Watt Papers, The
At the age of forty-seven Christian Watt began to write down recollections of her life; she continued until her death at the age of ninety in 1923. Hers is a remarkable story,...
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Columba
Who was Saint Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? In seeking answers to these questions this book examines the...
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Cornkister Days
With a knowledge and skill that reveals his passion for the land and its people, David Kerr Cameron completes his great rural trilogy of farming life in Scotland's North-east lowlands...
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Crowdie & Cream and Other Stories
CROWDIE AND CREAM: Peopled with characters like Great Aunt Rachel, 'built like a Churchill tank and with a personality to match', these are the stories of a childhood, of the hard...
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Driftwood and Tangle
Driftwood and Tangle is a moving and poignant memoir of life in the north-west of Scotland just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Margaret Leigh recounts the years she...
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Easdale Doctor
When Patrick Gillies graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s distinguished school of medicine in 1890, a high-profile career as a surgeon lay ahead of him. Any city across...
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Father Allan
Early on a Sunday morning in October 1905, in Eriskay, one of the smallest and most isolated of Hebridean islands, a forty-five year old Catholic parish priest died of pleurisy...
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Final Curtsey, The
This is the intimate and revealing biography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the neice of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into...
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For The Islands I Sing
George's memory is inseparable from Orkney, where he was born the youngest child of a poor family and which he rarely left. His mother was a beautiful woman who spoke only Gaelic...
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Furrow Behind Me
Angus MacLellan was regarded throughout his own lifetime as one of Scotland's finest traditional Gaelic storytellers. Reminiscences of his life were first recorded - on tape in...
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Gap Life, A
Capturing the spirit of the 60s, this is the story of one man's physical and spiritual journey through those extraordinary years. Starting in Aberdeen, finishing in Glencoe, Daivd...
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George Murray Schoolteacher for St Kilda 1886-87
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Grand Designer, The
When the third Marquess of Bute (1847 - 1900) met the renowned Gothic designer William Burges it marked the start of a lifetime's collaboration with architects and artists, producing...
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Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull
In Four Ducks on a Pond, Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s...
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Harpoon at a Venture
A shark fishery based on the tiny Hebridean island of Soay was the beginning of Gavin Maxwell’s enduring love affair with the west coast of Scotland. This, his first book, tells...
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Hebridean Sharker
Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the 1950s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Using an updated whaling harpoon...
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Henrietta Tayler: Jacobite Historian and WWI Nurse
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Higher Ground: A Mountain Guide's Life
Martin Moran has been a man of the mountains since youth. Famously, he made the first solo ascent of the Scottish Munros in the winter months, as described in his great book, The...
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Highland Homespun (RPND)
In May 1933 Margaret Leigh took over the tenancy of Achnabo farm, in a beautiful corner of the West Highlands overlooking the isle of Skye. In this unsentimental yet exquisitely...
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Highland Journey
In Highland Journey, Mairi Hedderwick retraces the steps of an obscure Victorian artist, John T. Reid, who made a sketching tour around Scotland in 1876. Hedderwick, a witty and...
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Hills is Lonely, The
In a series of vividly drawn sketches, taking in birth, death, marriage and the seasons of life on an isolated Hebridean Island, Lillian Beckwith's memoirs are shot through with...
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In Search of Colmcille
St Columba is the best known of the early Christian saints who journeyed from Ireland to Scotland in and around the 6th century AD in search of personal fulfilment or to evangelise...
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