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Aimhreit am Fhearainn: Land Struggle in Skye & Lewis
The 1880s marked a dramatic stage in the demand by crofters throughout the Highlands and Islands for land reform following the injustices of the Clearances. Crofters found a stronger...
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An t-Eilean - Taking a Line for a Walk through Skye
This is an account in words and pictures of a walk taken though Skye by the award-winning writer Angus Peter Campbell and his friend the photographer Cailean Maclean. Both were...
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Crossing the Minch
On a good day, the mountains of Skye and the long chain of the Western Isles are clearly visible from each other, and their history has been interwoven over the centuries through...
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Destination St Kilda
In 1885 Aberdeen photographers George Washington Wilson and Normal Macleod set out to travel through the WesternIsles to St Kilda. They took many photographs along the way and...
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Dolina: An Island Girl's Journey
Dolina Maclennan, well known singer, actress, and storyteller of national and indeed international renown. In this sensitive and very personal account, Dolina looks back on some...
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Dolly Doctor
A beautifully produced selection from ‘Dolly Doctor’s unique collection of early plate-glass black and white slides, mainly taken in the 1930s, of life in Lewis and other islands...
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Dualchas Araid agus Priseil
The changing face of South Uist and Eriskay.
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Enormous Reckless Blunder, An
Described as being one of the most enchantingly bizarre episodes in Scottish industrial history, the full story of the Lewis Chemical Works is told here for the first time. The...
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Exploring Isles of West - Firth of Clyde to Small Islands
Marc Calhoun lives in Seattle in the Western United States, fully 5000 miles away from the Hebrides, but he has been fascinated by their landscape and history ever since seriously...
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From Hirta to Port Phillip (IBT)
While the emotions and economic realities surrounding the evacuation of St Kilda in From Hirta to Port Phillip1930 are well-known and still hotly debated, less is known of an equally...
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Game on Lewis & Harris: Past & Present
In this attractively illustrated booklet, David Jones looks at the changing wildlife of Lewis and Harris over the centuries as seen through estate and game records. He charts the...
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George Murray Schoolteacher for St Kilda 1886-87
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Glendale Bards: A Selection of Songs & Poems
This book marks the centenary of Neil MacLeod's death in 1913 with the republication of some of his work. It also publishes for the first time all of the identifiable work of his...
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Going Down of the Sun: The Great War & the Rural Lewis Com.
The story of one community in the Hebrides and the impact of the First World War on those who fought and on those who stayed at home. This book is a unique collection of interviews...
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Hebridean Heroines
This book provides a fascinating insight into the lives of women from the Western Islands who worked as District Nurses in the mid-20th century.
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Historic Shielings of Pairc, Lewis
In this lavishly illustrated book, John Randall sheds light on and brings life to the vanished shieling culture of Pairc, based on historic maps, traditional folklore and tramping...
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How an Island Lost its People - Lismore
In 1830, Lismore was one of the granaries of the West Highlands, with every possible scrap of land producting grain. The population had reached its peak of 1500. By 1910, numbers...
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In Search of Colmcille
St Columba is the best known of the early Christian saints who journeyed from Ireland to Scotland in and around the 6th century AD in search of personal fulfilment or to evangelise...
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Island Heroes
Almost every township throughout the Islands has its war memorial inscribed with scores of names, but how much do we really know about the role of the Hebrides and her people in...
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Island Lighthouses of Scotland
John Love is a biologist, author and illustrator from Inverness who has now been living in South Uist for twenty years. He has been fascinated by islands and their lighthouses...
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Isle of Coll: Facets of a Gem
This book looks at one gem of a Hebridean island from every angle, from the very earliest days to today. It looks at land, law, language, education, emigration, employment, travel...
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Love and Music Will Endure
Historical novel based on the life of Poet Mairi Mhor nan Oran.
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Mhor and More (IBT)
American Martin Margulies first visited South Uist in October 1987, drawn there by its remoteness and its Gaelic culture. On the final afternoon of the visit, he climbed halfway...
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No Shame in Fear
After two years on coliers in British coastal waters, Alex found himself embroiled in the Second World War. A rare first-hand account of the dangers and horros of the wartime...
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Portree: Origins & Early History
This book begins by determining how the village came by its name, dispelling the myth that it was changed to Portree after the visit of King James V in 1540. It then traces the...
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Stag from Rum, A
Robert Atkinson first came to the Hebrides in 1936 and was smitten by the islands and their people, returning every summer up to the outbreak of WW2. In those years he travelled...
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Stornoway In WW2
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Suas gu Deas
Two Hebrideans walking from the Butt to Barra Head An entertaining and incisive account in Gaelic and English by prize-winning author Angus Peter Campbell of a walk with a difference...
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There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie
'There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don't know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!' In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie...
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Yesterday's Child
Christina began her working life at the Town Clerk’s office in Inverness. She was involved in the very early days of the Highlands’ Tourist Board and worked for the Fitness...
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