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Gift from the Gallowgate

by Doris Davidson

This is the extraordinary story of a remarkable woman. Doris Davidson was born in Aberdeen in 1922, the daughter of a master butcher and country lass. Her idyllic childhood was shattered in 1934 with the death...


The Last Wolf

by Jim Crumley

The best nature writer working in Britain today' - Los Angeles Times Book Review In The Last Wolf, Jim Crumley explores the place of the wolf in Scotland - past, present and future - and challenges many of the...


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...


The Octopus: The Rise and Rise of the Sicilian Mafia

by Joe Pieri

This book reveals a shocking and sensational story: the mafia and the huge syndicates it controls have infiltrated the government in Italy, the US, the highest levels of the Catholic Church, and in modern times,...


Megrahi: You Are My Jury: The Lockerbie Evidence

by John Ashton

• Megrahi himself speaks for the first time in a powerful defence of his innocence • New evidence, never before published, destroys the prosecution case • Huge public interest in this case which has had a...


McLevy: The Edinburgh Detective

by James McLevy

Very inspiring ... part of our history and part of our culture' - Alanna Knight 'A fascinating insight into the Victorian underclass ... a powerful writer' - Daily Mail 'This is a gem ... A fantastic weaving...


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...


A Croft in the Hills

by Katharine Stewart

A real classic among Highland books, "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. A couple and their young...


A Garden in the Hills

by Katharine Stewart

From the author of the Highland classic A Croft in the Hills, this illustrated book celebrates one of mankind's oldest pleasures. Month by month we are taken through a year in the life of Katharine Stewart's...


Scottish Independence: Weighing up the Economics

by Gavin McCrone & Magnus Linklater

In autumn 2014 those living in Scotland will face the most important political decision of a lifetime. Whether Scotland becomes an independent state once again, as it was before 1707, or remains within the United...


Life Cycle: A Bike Ride Round Scotland (and Back to Childhood)

by Gary Sutherland

A casual conversation between Gary Sutherland and his brother Stewart about going on a bike ride leads to an extraordinary trip in which they travel the length and breadth of Scotland. In order to recapture...


Chic Murray's Funnyosities

by Robbie Grigor

My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded.' 'I used to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box.' 'Do you know...


In the Front Line: A Doctor in War and Peace

by Alec Glen

This memoir by a Scottish doctor who was born and went on to work in Govan was found among family papers long after his death in 1972. Less an account of the author's inner life, it is a graphic narrative, by...


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....


Farmer's Boy

by John Robertson Allan & Charlie Allan

Imagine eleven fields grouped around the houses, one hundred and eighty-six gently brae-set acres, sloping away to the south and west. And then imagine woods and fields stretching far and far along the valley...


Sookin' Berries

by Jess Smith

Introducing "Sookin' Berries", her collection of stories for younger readers, Jess Smith writes: 'I have been a gatherer of tales for most of my life, and I suppose it all began when I was a wee girl. I shared...


Maxwell's Ghost: An Epilogue to Gavin Maxwell's Camusfearna

by Richard Frere

First published by Gollancz, then by Balnain, Maxwell's Ghost is a classic account of the life and achievements of Gavin Maxwell, whose work and beliefs have attained an almost mythical status. Ring of Bright...


The Flag in the Wind

by John MacCormick, Ian R. Hamilton & Neil MacCormick

Born in Glasgow in 1904, Dr John MacCormick studied law at Glasgow University and was one of the chief founding members of the National Party of Scotland in 1928 and, with the merger of the NPS and the Scottish...