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See also: History & Archaeology
- Paperback - Mainstream
Colin MacFarlane witnessed the last days of the old Gorbals as a major regeneration programme began in 1961, and, as a street boy, he had an insight into a community in rapid decline. In this book, he reveals what it was like to live in the old Gorbals.
- Paperback - Steve Savage
The village of Largo in Fife has many larger than life characters in its history and Leonard Low ranges from the ancient Romans, to a little-known Scottish admiral, to witch trials, to the original Robinson Crusoe, to an unscupulous sea captain, and to an expedition to find the North West Passage. This book is full of fascinating stories about Largo.
- Paperback - Cicerone
This guide describes routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen. The Corbetts offer challenging ascents and descents on steep slopes.
- Paperback - Short Books
Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old filmmaker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped 'second hand bookshop Scotland' into Google. She clicked on the first link she saw. A month later, she arrived 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west coast of Scotland, and knocked on the door of the bookshop she would be living in for the next month.
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Aberdeen is rich in history, much of it hidden. Now, in 'Hidden Aberdeen', Fiona-Jane Brown explores the city through new eyes, revealing new stories from the past and bringing the modern city to life.
- Add to BasketColumba's Iona: A New History
- Hardback - Sandstone
In May 2013, it will be 1450 years since the arrival on Iona of Columba, the imperious Irishman who founded its famous monastery and became Scotland's best known Celtic saint. The author charts the many developments on the island throughout the centuries, investigating why it has had such an enduring influence on Scottish life.
- Paperback - Birlinn
Drawing on archive material from a wide range of sources, James Miller looks at the past of the city on the Ness and conveys the drama of its long existence.
- Add to BasketThe Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life Of John Lorne Campbell Of Canna
- Paperback - Birlinn
This is the story of a remarkable man and his triumph over adversity, bank managers and bureaucrats to fulfil his dream. Even after he gave it to the National Trust for Scotland he still had to fight to secure his legacy.
- Add to BasketThe Heart Of Glasgow
- Paperback - NWP
This guide stays within the bounds of what is referred to as 'the City' - the area resembling a cross and consisting of the High Street from as far north as the cathedral down to Bridgegate on the Clyde with the east-west thoroughfare stretching across the High Street through the Trongate and down what is now Argyle Street.
- Add to BasketForce12: Memories Of Harris (1955-1964)
- Paperback - Ellingham
Following service as an agricultural officer in Zanzibar, Geoff Wilkinson returns to the island of Pemba for three years as a married man before starting a new life in the Hebrides. This is the fascinating story of his challenging and rewarding ten years on the island of Harris.