Local History

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  • Cover scan of Orkney's Italian Chapel
    Orkney's Italian Chapel: The True Story Of An Icon
    Philip Paris - Paperback - Black & White
    The author traces the history of an Italianate chapel built on the island of Orkney by Italian prisoners of war.
  • Cover scan of On Glasgow And Edinburgh
    On Glasgow And Edinburgh
    Robert Crawford - Hardback - The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    A mere forty miles apart, these cities have enjoyed a scratchy rivalry since wistful Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and defiant Glasgow came into its industrial promise. Crawford brings them to life between the covers of one book, in a tale that mixes novelty and familiarity, as Scotland's cultural capital and largest commercial city do.
  • Cover scan of Old Torry & Aberdeen Harbour
    Old Torry & Aberdeen Harbour
    Rosie Nicol - Paperback - Stenlake
    Torry is one of the oldest parts of Aberdeen. It was once a Royal Burgh in its own right, but was incorporated into Aberdeen in 1891 after the construction of the Victoria Bridge. These photographs help to preserve the memory of the region as time and industry march onward.
  • Cover scan of Old Dunkeld And Birnam
    Old Dunkeld And Birnam
    P. J. G. Ransom - Paperback - Stenlake
    At the entrance to the Scottish Highlands, Dunkeld once marked the transition, in the form of the Highland Line, from Lowland Scotland to the Gaelic-speaking Highlands. This book presents old pictures of Dunkeld and Birnam.
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    Orkney & Shetland Island Steamers
    Iain Quinn - Paperback - Amberley
    Iain Quinn tells the story of the North Boats in words and pictures, focusing on the period from the end of the First World War to the present day, using many illustrations published here for the very first time.
  • Cover scan of Oighreachd Ar Sinnsearan
    Oighreachd Ar Sinnsearan: Catching The Spirit Of South Uist And Eriskay
    Angus Peter Campbell - Hardback - Islands Book Trust
    This is a collection of black and white photographs of South Uist and Eriskay, taken between the late 1950s and early 1960s.
  • Cover scan of Orkney
    Orkney: A Historical Guide
    C. R. Wickham-Jones - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is a chronological history of Orkney from prehistoric times to the present day, including maps and site plans of the district. Orkney lies only 20 miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for centuries its culture was dominated by Scandinavia.
  • Cover scan of Old Ways Through Wester Ross
    Old Ways Through Wester Ross
    Christopher J. Uncles - Paperback - Stenlake
    Wester Ross was shaped by the elements, the sun, the wind, the rain, and most importantly, the ice. The forces of glaciation worked hard here, moulding a landscape of great complexity and stark grandeur. This is a revised edition of this companion volume to Easter Ross and the Black Isle.
  • Cover scan of An Orkney Boyhood
    An Orkney Boyhood
    Duncan Cameron MacKenzie - Paperback - NMS
    Duncan Cameron Mackenzie has written an honest and humorous memoir about his life up to the age of 16, living on Burray, one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland.
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    H. N. Firth - Hardback - Robert Hale
    This work brings together many aspects of Orkney, looking afresh at a variety of traditional topicsand bringing to the fore many new developments. Picts and Vikings, shipwrecks and sea monsters, all are reassessed in a readable way.

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