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    Best Of Scotland
    John Macleod - Hardback - Birlinn
    From bagpipes, haggis, whisky and the midge to The Falkirk Wheel, John Knox, Loch Lomond and Dolly the Sheep, this book is a fascinating celebration of Scotland that will appeal to visitors and locals alike.
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    Picts, Gaels And Scots: Early Historic Scotland
    Sally M. Foster - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is a comprehensive overview which brings to life the ancestors of the modern Scottish people. It examines the origins of the Picts and the Gaels, and how they became Scots and looks at society including the role of kingship, industry and religion.
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    Fife's Last Days Of Colliery Steam
    G. T. Heavyside - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In 1947 almost six million tons of coal were produced by the 32 pits in Fife and almost 20,000 worked in the industry in the Kingdom. Integral to the effort were 57 steam locomotives, many of which are seen at work in this selection of photos from the 1960s and 1970s. The text is rich and detailed and contains special sections on the Fife Coal Company and the Wemyss Private Railway.
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    Glamorgan's Lost Railways
    Peter Dale - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    The county of Glamorgan has played its part in railway history form earliest days. The Great Western Railway dominated it in the 19th century although the LNWR and the Midland made inroads too. There were also smaller independents such as the Taff Vale Railway and the Swansea & Mumbles Railway. The story is told in detail in this large format book which features 170 period photographs of now closed stations.
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    The Lost Railways Of Essex
    Neil Burgess - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In the popular imagination Essex is associated with the urban and industrial strip of land reaching out from east London along the north bank of the Thames, a place of car factories, oil refineries, warehouses and commuter housing, but Essex is also a county with rolling countryside, small villages and picturesque towns. Although the railway netowrk in Essex has fared better than elsewhere the losses are shown here, together with dates and vital statistics, and include Ongar, Tiptree, Thorington, Canning Town, Halstead, Saffron Walden, Takely, Felstead, Earls Colne and many others.
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    Old Broughton, Drumelzier, Manor, Stobo And Tweedsmuir
    Ann Matheson - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This title covers the Upper Tweed Valley, the area south of the Lanarkshire town of Biggar. Off the beaten track best describes this little known but historically interesting part of west central Scotland and it is rarely published about. Ann Matheson, leading light at Biggar Museum and author of several existing local history and Scots language books, has written a detailed and first-rate text to accompany the images which show a surprising amount of change compared to the present day.
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    Old County Monaghan
    Hugh Oram - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history covers communities in County Monaghan, large and small, including Monaghan itself, Ballybay, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones, Drum, Emyvale, Glaslough, Killeevan, Newbliss, Rockcorry, Scotstown and Smithboro'. Informative text accompanies this collection of 179 old photographs.
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    Old Culross, Valleyfield, Newmills And Torryburn
    Guthrie Hutton - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This title combines informative text with archive images of Old Culross, Valleyfield, Newmills and Torryburn, four villages in the west of Fife strung along the north shore of the Forth.
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    Old Wigtownshire
    Jack Hunter - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history has about 200 photos of the old county of Wigtownshire, the most westerly part of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland. Local historian Jack Hunter has produced an accompanying text that explores the county's history from its early archaeology through to 19th and 20th century rural industries. The major towns - Stranraer and Newton Stewart - are featured as are almost all the villages in the Machars and the Rhins.
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    Dundee And The Empire: 'Juteopolis', 1850-1939
    Jim Tomlinson - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    Jim Tomlinson looks at Dundee as a globalised and globalising city in the early 20th century.

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