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Dumfries Book of Days
Taking you through the year day by day, The Dumfries Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the...
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Dumfriesshire: A Frontier Region (SV)
Straddling the main western route into Scotland, Dumfriesshire was the focus of successive waves of immigrants from the Stone Age people onwards. They were followed by the Beaker...
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Edinburgh: A Miscellany
Containing fascinating local facts, local phrases, ghost stories, local recipes, sporting anecdotes and questions on your local history, and illustrated with evocative photographs...
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Haunted St Andrews & District
With the country's oldest university and the ruins of both a magnificent castle and one of the grandest cathedrals of medieval Europe, St Andrews is one of the most beautiful and...
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Hawick: A History from Earliest Times
As Hawick celebrates the 500th anniversary of the fight at Hornshole, the first stirrings of the defining traditions of the common riding, Alistair Moffat takes the narrative much...
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If History Was Scottish
Scots have made a huge contribution to the world - you only have to look at a tea towel listing the famous sons and daughters of the saltire to see that. Surprisingly, there is...
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Islay Voices
Many travellers have had their imaginations captured by the beautiful Hebridean island of Islay and have been moved to write about it, among them the renowned Thomas Pennant and...
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Italian Chapel, Orkney
Thousands of visitors go to the Italian Chapel in Orkney every year, witnesses to a series of remarkable acts of transformation. Among these are the Churchill Barriers nearby,...
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Martyrs: Glendale Revolution In Skye
In the 1830s and 1840s the district of Glendale on the island of Skye was swamped by immigrants cleared from other north Skye estates. The resultant overcrowding and over-use of...
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Not a Plack the Richer: Argyll's Mining Story
Though well known for its magnificent scenery and breathtaking coastline, Argyll also boasts an extraordinary industrial past. Here Marian Pallister recounts the story of Argyll's...
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Rivals: Montrose & Argyll and Struggle for Scotland
The struggles of the Scottish Civil War of 1644-45 could easily be personified as a contest between James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose and Archibald Campbell, 8th Marquis of...
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Robert Burns
Robert Burns is more than Scotland's national poet. He has become a symbol of Scottish national identity whose work is still read.
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Scotland - The Brief
This is the second edition of Prof Chris Harvie's history of Scotland. It remains short, light, irreverent. It has now been taken in hand by editor Alice Lowenstein and made compatible...
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Scottish Battles
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...
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Scottish Trials
Read the fascinating histories of twelve noteworthy and sensational Scottish trials that have marked great and notorious lives and times in Scotland. An ideal pick-up for locals...
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Scottish Witches
This book gives the stories of Scotland's witches, the accused, the confessed, the trials, and the superstitions.
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Smuggling in West Argyll & Lochaber
Smuggling in West Argyll & Lochaber is a remarkable account of the time, prior to 1745, when Scotland was home to a widespread and highly sophisticated trade in smuggled goods...
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Supreme Sacrifice: Small Village & the Great War
The war memorial in the Scottish village of Bridge of Weir lists 72 men who died during the First World War. Their deaths occurred in almost every theatre of the war. They were...
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Very Civil People
In his long scholarly career, the late John Lorne Campbell published sixteen books and a large number of research articles in the field of Celtic studies. Taking as its title the...
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Wee Book of Edinburgh
Auld Reekie or the Athens of the North? Edinburgh is a city of contrasts--a fact reflected in this unique collection of photographs taken over the last century. The Wee Book of...
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Winter Whale: Crumley
In late November, 1893, a humpback whale,as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now, followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as...
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With the Argylls - A Soldiers Memoir
When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. These papers contained...
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