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A Croft in the Hills
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.
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A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland
One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of...
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Adrift in Caledonia
Part travelogue, part memoir this book is a unique and affectionate portrait of a sea-fringed nation and of the drifter's quest to belong.
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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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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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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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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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