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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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Best of Scotland
In this imaginative, informative and amusing miscellany, award-winning journalist John MacLeod explores some of the well-known symbols of Scottish culture (as well some of the...
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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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Campbells, The 1250-1513
If not perhaps the most popular Highland clan, the Campbells are undoubtedly one of the most successful. The Campbell earls of Argyll have traditionally enjoyed a rather unsavoury...
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Columba
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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Debatable Land, The
The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain,...
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Declaration of Arbroath, The
The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is one of the most remarkable documents to have been produced anywhere in medieval Europe. Signed by 51 Scottish nobles, it confirms...
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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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Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers
Scottish samplers are unique with regard to the amount of information that can be gathered from them. Often they include the initials of extended family members as well as details...
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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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Glasgow Boys: Masterpieces of Art
A group of primarily Scottish artists (mainly William York Macgregor, Joseph Crawhall, George Henry, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Sir John Lavery and Arthur Melville), the Glasgow Boys...
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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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Hidden Ways
Join Alistair Moffat as he walks the forgotten paths of Scotland. Roman roads, warpaths, pilgrim routes, drove roads and abandoned rail roads are all included in this book which...
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History Behind Game of Thrones: North Remembers
Why were castles so important? Was there a limit to the powers a medieval king could use - or abuse? What was the reality of being under siege? Was there really anything that can...
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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 Without the Boring Bits
As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland's history, Ian Crofton offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious...
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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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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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Industrial Locomotives & Railways of Scotland
The industrial and minor railways of Scotland are neglected topics deserving of greater attention. Following on from 'Industrial Locomotives & Railways of North East England',...
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Insurrection: Scotland's Famine Winter
When Scotland's 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into crisis. In the Hebrides and the West Highlands a huge relief effort came too late to prevent...
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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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King Over the Water: Complete History of the Jacobites
This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 that drove James II...
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Kings in the North, The: Pictish Realms Fortiu & Ce
Some years ago a revolution took place in Early Medieval history in Scotland. The Pictish heartland of Fortriu, previously thought to be centred on Perthshire and the Tay found...
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