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History & General Interest Books

Sift through our selection of Scottish History & General Interest Books, spanning culture, food, folk tales, architecture and even baking! Every purchase helps us protect our historic places throughout Scotland.

 

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The Honours of Scotland

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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....

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Scotland's History

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Scotland’s vibrant and bloody past captures the imagination, but there is far more to Scotland's History than murder and mayhem, tragedy and betray...

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Bloody Scotland

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Winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger Award. In Bloody Scotland, twelve of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's buil...

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A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume

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A Life of Industry: The Photography of John R Hume covers Scotland’s foremost expert on industrial heritage. John’s greatest passion was – and is –...

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For the Safety of All: A Story of Scotland’s Lighthouses

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Historic Environment Scotland Publication ‘There have always been lighthouses in my life. There has been a closeness and steadiness to our relation...

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Where are the Women?

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The book Where are the Women? shows that for most of recorded history, women have been sidelined, if not silenced, by men who named the built envir...

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A History of Scotland's Landscapes Hardback

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A History of Scotland’s Landscapes Hardback explores the many ways that we have used, adapted and altered our environment over thousands of years. ...

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Scotland's Landscapes

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Over the past 10,000 years, every inch of Scotland has been shaped, changed and moulded by it's people. Scotland’s Landscapes tells the enduring st...

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The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy the Scottish Way

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In The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy the Scottish Way, learn about coorie, the Scottish version of hygge - a term for warm, cosy and comfortable...

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Who Built Scotland

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In Who Built Scotland, experience a new history of Scotland told through its places. Writers Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffa...

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Midhope and More: Memories from Outlander

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Midhope and more is a 68 page book of illustrations and memories from 10 Outlander filming locations, in and around Edinburgh. Created in conjuncti...

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The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland's Wild Histories

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In The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland's Wild Histories, learn that there are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape. Forgotten ...

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St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal

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In the landmark book, St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal, Diane Watters looks at the history of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. She trac...

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Salt on Your Tongue: Women and the Sea

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In Salt on Your Tongue: Women and the Sea, author Charlotte Runcie explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women t...

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Hunting Picts: Medieval sculptures at St Vigeans, Angus. Volumes 1 & 2

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In Hunting Picts: Medieval sculptures at St Vigeans, Angus Volumes 1 and 2, learn that during restoration of St Vigeans Church in the 1870s, a coll...

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Photographing Scotland - A photo location and visitor guidebook

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In Photographing Scotland - A photo location and visitor guidebook, award winning photographer Dougie Cunningham takes you to the most photogenic l...

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Hebridean Baker

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The Hebridean Baker, Coinneach MacLeod is known for his unique style and wholesome and delicious traditional Scottish bakes which have won him many...

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66: The House that Viewed the World

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In 66: The House that Viewed the World, learn about the the builder of the White House, the hero of Aboukir Bay, and a murderer who inspired Dr Jek...

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The Garden Apothecary

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In The Garden Apothecary unlock the sustainable and ethical art of the apothecary, and explore its rich folklore and history. Discover the hidden d...

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The Small Isles - Hardback

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The Small Isles is a comprehensive guide illustrated with a wealth of photographs, maps and drawings. It takes readers on a tour of both place and ...

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The Poetry of Robert Burns

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The Poetry of Robert Burns features some of Scotland's best loved poems. This new paperback anthology brings together The Bard's great wit, sentime...

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The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers

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In The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers, a wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the ...

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Scotland: A History From Earliest Times

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In Scotland: A History From Earliest Times, author Alistair Moffat focuses on key moments in the nation’s history such as the Battle of Bannockburn...

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The Fife Pilgrim Way

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The Fife Pilgrim Way is packed with over almost 100 images and countless stories. It brings to life the fascinating communities and the characters ...

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