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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 Potter’s 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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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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Drove Roads of Scotland, The
One of the great classics of Scottish history, The Drove Roads of Scotland interweaves folklore, social comment and economic history in a fascinating account of Scotland’s droving...
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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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Frontier Scots
Meet the Scots who tamed the Wild West.
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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
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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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: Scotland's Forgotten Roads
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 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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History of the Bagpipe
The History of the Bagpipes Scotland 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...
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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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Jules Verne in Scotland
The great writer's passion for Scotland is highlighted in this fascinating study. Jules Verne - the world famous author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in...
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Kings & Queens of Scotland
The kingdom of Scots was the last of the non-Anglo-Saxon states of Britain to survive as a political entity. Alone of the 'Celtic' nations, it was not absorbed into England by...
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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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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 Scotland’s history. A concise and excellent guide...
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Lords of the Isles: Viking Warlords to Clan Chiefs
In contrast to most of Scotland, the north-western coast and the islands beyond were a region of mixed political control as well as culture into the sixteenth century. The divergent...
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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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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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