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The Wallace Book

by Edward Cowan

Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, Wallace initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. This title investigates what is known of the medieval warrior's...


Angels of Mercy: A Women's Hospital on the Western Front 1914-1918

by Eileen Crofton

This is the story of the wartime experiences of a group of women who ran a field hospital near the trenches during World War I, often under conditions of great hardship. The text draws on the women's diaries...


The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

by Callum MacDonald

SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich rose through the ranks from relative obscurity in the 1920s to the pinnacle of power in the Third Reich by 1936. He was considered the most dangerous man in Nazi Germany...


Sea Dog Bamse: World War II Canine Hero

by Angus Whitson & Andrew Orr

’One of the most charming, enterprising, and charismatic characters in the story of World War II’ – Jilly Cooper ’Prepare to read this fantastic story in one sitting. Very highly recommended’ - Sea...


Wojtek the Bear [paperback]: Polish War Hero

by Aileen Orr

This is the inspiring true story of one of the Second World War’s most unusual combatants – a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear. Originally adopted as a mascot by the Polish Army in Iran,...


Lost Dundee: Dundee's Lost Architectural Heritage

by Charles McKean & Patricia Whatley

Lost Dundee' brings the second city of renaissance Scotland back to life showing, through previously undiscovered photographs and drawings, the life and the maritime quarter of this great port. It illustrates...


The Flight of the Titan: The Story of the R34

by George Rosie

In the early hours of Thursday, July 10, 1919 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers rushed out onto the streets and rooftops and gaped up into the sky as a great silver ship, hundreds of feet long, rolled slowly...


The Winter Whale

by Jim Crumley

In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in...


Tales and Travels of a School Inspector

by John Wilson

John Wilson was an Inspector of Schools during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. His career in education spanned 50 years, during which time he inspected many schools...


Swords for Hire: The Scottish Mercenary

by James Miller

In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian national hero. Along with almost 300 of his followers, Sinclair was killed in an ambush in Norway while marching to join...


Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

by Margaret Bennett

‘Yet again Margaret Bennett has produced a fascinating book...excellent value for money' – J.C. Massy, Lore and Language 'Margaret Bennett has given us another magic book, brought together from many books...


The Horsieman: Memories of a Traveller 1928-58

by Ducan Williamson

Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting...


Scottish Battles

by John Sadler

Scottish history has been shaped and defined by a series of great battles. John Sadler gives the first full military history of Scotland for many years. From Mons Graupius to Culloden, he shows how terrain and...


When I Heard the Bell: The Loss of the Iolaire

by John MacLeod

evocative and wholly magnificent'- Roger Hutchison, The Scotsman On 31 December 1918, hours from the first New Year of peace, hundreds of Royal Naval Reservists from the Isle of Lewis poured off successive trains...


An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 1

by Alexander Fenton & Margaret A. Mackay

The publication of An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton....


The History of St Kilda

by Kenneth Macauley & Roger Hutchinson

As one of the most remote corners of the British Isles, the island archipelago of St Kilda has long held a fascination for travellers from mainland Britain and beyond. The unique way of life and customs of its...


The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470

by Barbara E. Crawford

The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth....


Tartan Airforce: Scotland and a Century of Military Aviation 1907-2007

by Deborah Lake

Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah...


The Wars of the Bruces: Scotland, England and Ireland 1306 - 1328

by Colm McNamee

The Bruces of 14th century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. England's war with Robert Bruce profoundly affected the whole of the British Isles. This study links up the various theatres of...


A Season in Strathglass

by John Fowler

The three Scottish Highland glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar which make up Strathglass are places of craggy hills, ancient pinewoods and many waters. John Fowler has made frequent journeys there during...