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Alexander Macdonald  Bard
Modern poetry in Scottish Gaelic begins with the brilliant, controversial figure of Alexander MacDonald, better known as Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair. Alasdair belonged to...
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An Orkney Boyhood - Flashbacks
Duncan Cameron Mackenzie was born in 1949. this is an honest and humorous memoir about his life up to the age of 16 living on Burray (3 x 5km round)- one of the Orkney Islands...
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An Trusadh - Memories of Crofting in Ardveg (IBT)
Today, Ardveg is a remote and uninhabited spot, accessible only by foot over challenging mountainous terrain, or by boat. John MacDonald was fortunate enough to have been brought...
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Around the Coast in Eighty Waves
Living in an old, unheated T25 campervan for fourteen months, including the coldest winter for thirty years, Jonathan Bennett travelled clockwise round Britain, surfing every beach...
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At the Edge: MacAskill
'I edged forward, scoping out the summit for loose rock. The ridge was only three feet wide but I felt pretty stable. I checked my balance and peered at the sheer drop below...
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Becoming Julie
Julie Clarke was born a boy in the 50s in central Scotland. From a very early age she knew she was different from other boys, but growing up in the 50s and 60s was not conducive...
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Bobby the Birdman
After his sensational discovery of a pair of snowy owls nesting on the island of Fetlar in 1967, the Shetland representative of the RSPB became a national celebrity overnight. ...
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Burke & Hare
In a boarding house in the West Port area of 1820's Edinburgh, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord £4 rent so, instead of burying the body, the...
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Butt and Ben: A Highland Boyhood
Brought up in Oban at the turn of the century, Sutherland's memoirs of a privileged Highland childhood catch the last years of a society destroyed by the Great War. He captures...
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Call Me Sister
Who'd have thought a missing bacon rasher and a teaspoon would play a part in advancing someone's career? It's the late '60s and Jane Yeadon has always wanted to be a district...
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Calum's Road
Calum MacLeod lived at the northern tip of the remote Scottish island of Raasay, miles from the nearest road. Over the course of fifty years he watched as neglect and decline took...
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Children of the Dead End
Starting with an account of his childhood in Donegal, Ireland at the end of the 19th century, the story moves to Scotland where, living as a tramp, then working as a gang labourer...
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Christian Watt Papers, The
At the age of forty-seven Christian Watt began to write down recollections of her life; she continued until her death at the age of ninety in 1923. Hers is a remarkable story,...
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Clap Hands for the Singing Molecatcher
Laughter, tragedy and dramatic incident thread their way through the life of a growing boy and the lives of the people he observes. Roderick Grant's book is not merely one of nostalgic...
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Columba
Who was Saint Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? In seeking answers to these questions this book examines the...
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Cornkister Days
With a knowledge and skill that reveals his passion for the land and its people, David Kerr Cameron completes his great rural trilogy of farming life in Scotland's North-east lowlands...
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Crowdie & Cream and Other Stories
CROWDIE AND CREAM: Peopled with characters like Great Aunt Rachel, 'built like a Churchill tank and with a personality to match', these are the stories of a childhood, of the hard...
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Crown of Thistles: Mary Queen of Scots
The struggle between the fecund Stewarts and the barren Tudors is generally seen only in terms of the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. But...
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Dam Builders - Power From the Glens
In the 30 years between the end of World War II and 1975, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity...
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Dreams of Exile: Robert Louis Stevenson
Variously seen as a writer of adventure stories for the young, a skilled essayist, a poet, a frail genius fated to die young, Robert Louis Stephenson was all of these and more...
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Driftwood and Tangle
Driftwood and Tangle is a moving and poignant memoir of life in the north-west of Scotland just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Margaret Leigh recounts the years she...
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Eriskay Where I Was Born (Jul)
Angus Edward MacInnes, born at Haun, Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1925, returned in his imagination to the island of his birth to create what, since its first publication in...
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Fatal Passage
The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved the two great...
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Father Allan (May)
Early on a Sunday morning in October 1905, in Eriskay, one of the smallest and most isolated of Hebridean islands, a forty-five year old Catholic parish priest died of pleurisy...
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Final Curtsey, The
This is the intimate and revealing biography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the neice of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into...
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Forgotten Highlander
The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller and a Daily Mail Book of the Year, this riveting account by Alistair Urquhart is a must read for your list. Alistair Urquhart was barely twent...
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Frontier Scots
Meet the Scots who tamed the Wild West.
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Furrow Behind Me
Angus MacLellan was regarded throughout his own lifetime as one of Scotland's finest traditional Gaelic storytellers. Reminiscences of his life were first recorded - on tape in...
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Gamekeeper, The (Apr)
A captivating memoir of Scotland's first-ever qualified female gamekeeper. Portia Simpson's story exquisitely captures the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands as well as...
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Gap Life, A
Capturing the spirit of the 60s, this is the story of one man's physical and spiritual journey through those extraordinary years. Starting in Aberdeen, finishing in Glencoe, Daivd...
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Grand Designer, The
When the third Marquess of Bute (1847 - 1900) met the renowned Gothic designer William Burges it marked the start of a lifetime's collaboration with architects and artists, producing...
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Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull
In Four Ducks on a Pond, Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s...
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