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Beatrix Potter's Scotland
Beatrix Potter in Scotland gives insight to the life of one of the best-loved writers in Britain. The author Lynne McGeachie goes into detail about Potters upbringing, and how...
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Bloody Scotland: Crime in 19th Century Scotland
In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots...
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Brochs of Scotland
This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain: the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It places the building of these unique fortifications...
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Columba (Apr)
Who was St Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? This book examines the different roles played by the saint in...
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Darien: Journey in Search on an Empire
The attempts to establish a colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. The...
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Drovers
In a bygone age when few people travelled far from their homes and almost any journey was an adventure the drovers regularly made the long perilous trip from the Scottish highlands...
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Faded Map, The
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...
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For Freedom Alone: Declaration of Arbroath
The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is one of the most remarkable documents to have been produced anywhere in medieval Europe. Quoted by many, understood by few, its historical...
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Great Scottish Inventions & Discoveries
Not just a checklist of the John Logie Bairds, the Alexander Flemings and the John MacAdams, all well enough known, but such unsung heroes as James Lindsay, inventor of the light...
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Great Tapestry of Scotland: Making a Masterpiece
The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of...
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Handbook of Scotland's History
The Essential Guide to Scottish History. Scotland has more history than you can shake a spurtle at, or a shinty stick, or a sporran - one of the many reasons for the nation's newfound...
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Haverin' History of Scotland, A
This irreverent look at Scottish history is a chronological narative of our nation's long and impressive past. From the heights of Bannockburn to the decision to cancel Taggart...
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Herring Tales
Scots like to smoke or salt them. The Dutch love them raw. Swedes look on with relish as they open bulging, foul-smelling cans to find them curdling within. Jamaicans prefer them...
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History of Scotland
Scotland's long and often turbulent past is filled with many great heroes and villains, triumphs and disasters. This colourful introduction to the history of Scotland traces the...
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History of Scotland's Landscapes
It's easy to overlook how much of our nation's history is preserved in the land around us. The very shape and lie of the land can be read to tell of our changing nation in ways...
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History of Scotland: Oliver
Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted...
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History of the Bagpipe
The History of the BagpipesScotland has a wealth and variety of music and one of the oldest and most successful of wind instruments the bagpipe. In essence, the bagpipe is a wind...
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Honours of Scotland, The
THe Honours of Scotland tells the turbulent story of the Honours - Scotland's crown jewels - and the equally dramatic tale of the Stone of Destiny. Over the centuries, Scotland's...
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If History Was Scottish
Scots have made a huge contribution to the world - you only have to look at a tea towel listing the famous sons and daughters of the saltire to see that. Surprisingly, there is...
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Illustrated History of Scotland
This book provides a fresh and modern approach to Scotland's fascinating history, from the prehistoric past to the innovative present. It contains special features on subjects...
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Inventory For The Nation
On 2 August 1908, Alexander Ormiston Curle, a 41-year-old solicitor and antiquarian, set off by bicycle from the Borders fishing village of St Abbs on a mission to inspect all...
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Knights Templar and Scotland
Places and books like Rosslyn Chapel and 'The Da Vinci Code' have focused attention on Scotland's Knights Templar. Who they were and what they did has been touched upon, but never...
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Legacy of Rome
As an outpost of empire, Scotland played a significant, if unusual, role in the Roman world. The south and east were occupied intermittently from AD 79 to the early third century...
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Little Book of Scotland
The Little Book of Scotland is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without...
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Little Books: Scottish History
From prehistoric Scotland to the 2014 referendum for independence, this little book covers all the main events throughout Scotlands history.A concise and excellent guide to Scottish...
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Little History of Scotland: French Edn
L'Ecosse au Fil des Siecles'L'Ecosse est un petit pays, mais sa contribution au monde moderne est importante. Ce petite livre 'L'Ecosse au Fil des Siecles' est suffisaminent breef...
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Makers of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels & Vikings
During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change...
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New History of the Picts
When the Romans came north to what is now modern Scotland they encountered the fierce and proud warrior society known as the Picts, who despite their lack of discipline and arms...
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North Men: The Viking Saga 793-1241
The violent and predatory society of Dark Age Scandinavia left a unique impact on the history of medieval Europe. From their chill northern fastness, Norse warriors, explorers...
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Pagan Symbols of the Picts
Stuart McHardy examines the Pictish symbols which have been discovered on various items across Scotland. The book sets out a cohesive interpretation of the Pictish past, using...
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Passion for Scotland (OctRP)
The Scotland of the past and the Scotland of the future. That is the essence of A Passion for Scotland, and its author David Ross takes the reader on a passionate journey through...
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Picts
Pictish history is recorded only in fragments presented by writers whose lords and masters were often bitter enemies of the Picts. Here, the various fragments are drawn together...
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