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  • Cover scan of The Lighthouse On Skerryvore
    The Lighthouse On Skerryvore
    Paul A. Lynn - Paperback - Whittles
    Perched on an isolated rock in the Scottish Hebrides, this is an account of Skerryvore, 'the most graceful lighthouse in the world', and the great Victorian engineer who designed and built it.
  • Cover scan of The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Peeblesshire
    The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Peeblesshire
    Bernard Byrom - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    A compact county of 354 square miles Peeblesshire has its fair share of castles and country houses. The former were necessarily defensive and the latter showy and fancy. Some, like Traquair, spanned the transition and are a bit of both. In this small volume there are 61 photos of various properties, mainly from the Edwardian period, the heyday of the country seat.
  • Cover scan of The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Selkirkshire
    The Country Houses, Castles And Mansions Of Selkirkshire
    Bernard Byrom - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    The castles in the Scottish Borders date from those violent times when the Borders were subject to the 'rough wooing' of the English and the Border Reivers. When peace became the norm, the pele towers fell into ruin and their families built mansions, as did those of the nouveau riche mill owners of the Tweed Valley. Some of these Selkirkshire houses are seen here at their Edwardian zenith. Later some of these owners fell on hard times as economic decline and the two wars took their toll and many country houses were lost. In this book there is a selection of the county's posh real estate together with the history of the properties and their owners.
  • Cover scan of Glasgow's Lost Theatre
    Glasgow's Lost Theatre: The Story Of The Britannia Music Hall
    Judith MacLay - Paperback - Birlinn
    Music-hall stars such as Jack Buchanan, Charles Coburn, Harry Lauder, Dan Leno and Vesta Tilley all trod the boards at what started life as the Britannia Music Hall. Under the management of A.E. Pickard, the Panopticon, as it became known, widened its range of attractions to include freak shows, waxworks, a carnival and a zoo, continuing to draw the crowds until 1938. During the next sixty years, however, its very existence faded into memory as the building was converted and its auditorium sealed off. It was only in 1997 that Judith MacLay discovered the theatre, since when she has made it her mission to bring the Britannia back to life. Here, she traces the history of this magical place and the people who performed there, and tells the fascinating story of how the Britannia is being restored to its former glory.
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    Scotland: Let's Get Quizzical
    Gwion Prydderch - Hardback - Summersdale
    Get ready for a brain-teasing trip through the best bits of Scotland: return the Stone of Destiny to Scone by finding your way through a maze; brush up on your knowledge of Scottish lochs in a word search and find out who recorded the first sighting of Nessie.
  • Cover scan of Wild Voices
    Wild Voices: Journeys Through Time In The Scottish Highlands
    Mike Cawthorne - Paperback - Birlinn
    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer - Neil Gunn, Iain Thompson, Rowena Farre - who has left behind the trace of his or her own experience of these isolated hills, glens, streams or lochs.
  • Cover scan of A Croft In The Hills
    A Croft In The Hills
    Katharine Stewart - Paperback - Birlinn
    'A Croft in the Hills' captures life on a hill croft 50 years ago. A couple and their young daughter, fresh from life in the town, struggle to get the work done and make ends meet in an environment that is, at times, hard and unforgiving.
  • Cover scan of Gourock To Largs Coast Through Time
    Gourock To Largs Coast Through Time
    Bill Clarke - Paperback - Amberley
    This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Gourock to Largs has changed and developed over the last century.
  • Cover scan of Dumfries House
    Dumfries House: An Architectural Story
    Simon Green - Hardback - RCAHMS
  • Cover of The Brewers And Breweries Of Ayrshire, Buteshire And Renfrewshire
    The Brewers And Breweries Of Ayrshire, Buteshire And Renfrewshire
    Forbes Gibb - Paperback - Lomax Press
    In this volume you will discover how the breweries in Catrine and Irvine were celebrated in poetry; how James Watt's grandfather attempted to stop sailor's wives pawning their household goods to buy ale; and how William Wallace was blown into a field by a boiler explosion.

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