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East Lothian Through Time
- Paperback - Amberley
Frequently referred to as 'Edinburgh's playground', the historic county of East Lothian stretches from the eastern edge of the city to the North Sea. Home to some of Scotland's most beautiful coastline and farmland, East Lothian is a magnet for fans of the great outdoors, its rugged countryside offering great opportunities for watersports and hiking. The coastline also boasts twenty-two golf course, including Musselburgh, the world's oldest active golf course. East Lothian's rich heritage is still very evident and author Liz Hanson showcases its unique features and how the county has changed over time.
Gourock To Largs Coast Through Time
- 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.
The Medieval Kirk, Cemetery And Hospice At Kirk Ness, North Berwick: The Scottish Seabird Centre Excavations 1999-2006
- Hardback - Oxbow Books
Kirk Ness has long been considered likely to be an early Christian centre, whose dedication to St Andrew may perhaps be linked with the 8th century translation of the relics of St Andrew's to Fife. Such early dating was confirmed by a new sequence of radiocarbon dates from excavations carried out in 1999-2006. This title explores the excavations and what was found at the Scottish Seabird Centre from 1999 until 2006.
Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
The central theme of this book is the interplay and tension between Bruce and the concept of a Scottish nation, of which Bruce aspired to be leader. This edition takes account of the work and evidence of the last 20 years.
Private Lord Crawford's Great War Diaries: From Medical Orderly To Cabinet Minister
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
Lord Crawford was the only Cabinet-level politician to serve 'in the ranks' during WW1 as a private. A gifted author and diarist, his daily entries provide a fascinating insight into life in the frontline over a 14-month period.
The Invisible Spirit: A Life Of Post-War Scotland 1945-75
- Hardback - ICS
This title presents a history of Scottish society, politics and culture from VE Day 1945 to the coming of North Sea oil 1975.
Mary, Queen Of Scots: Truth Or Lies
- Paperback - Saint Andrew
Mary, Queen of Scots is one of the most famous Scots in history. And yet the debate rages on as fiercely as ever about what this enigmatic queen was really like. Here, Rosalind Marshall takes us through the key myths that surround this fascinating story.
A New Race Of Man: Scotland, 1815-1914
- Hardback - Birlinn
Michael Fry goes well beyond the conventional analyses of the economy and society to which previous histories have confined themselves. Here the central thread of the story is not steady assimilation to the norms of the United Kingdom but the survival of distinct forms of Scottishness that both derived from an independent past and laid the foundations for the reassertion of nationality in the present time.
The Vikings In Islay: The Place Of Names In Hebridean Settlement
- Paperback - Birlinn
This title challenges traditional assumptions about the nature of Viking settlement in the Inner Hebrides. Using place names, it uncovers the murky events in Islay 1200 years ago when Viking settlers from Norway clashed with the indigenous Scots of Dalriada.
Edwardian Scotland: Photographing The Birth Of The Modern World
- Hardback - RCAHMS
This volume contains unique and largely unseen period photography of the Edwardian era, drawn from one of Scotland's National Collections.