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Scottish And Proud Of It
- Hardback - Summersdale
Celebrate your roots and explore some of Scotland's most fascinating facts and charming quotes in this miscellany fit for any bonnie lad or lass.
Argyll And The Isles
- Paperback - Goblinshead
With its complicated scattering of islands, sea passages and mountains, Argyll is one of the most beguiling parts of Scotland for tourists, wildlife enthusiasts or historians. This is a guidebook to the area.
Scottish Life And Society: A Compendium Of Scottish Ethnology
- Paperback - John Donald in association with the European Ethnological Research Centre
Walking On Jura, Islay And Colonsay
- Paperback - Cicerone
Jura, Islay & Colonsay offer some of wildest scenery in the British Isles - but the terrain is tough & almost entirely without paths or waymarks. This guide opens up the area to the experienced walker, describing many previously unpublished routes, including a challenging five-day route around the west coast of Jura.
- Paperback - Lennex Corp
The Vikings In Islay: The Place Of Names In Hebridean Settlement History
- Paperback - John Donald
The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age. Despite a pivotal location on the 'sea road' from Norway to Ireland, there are no convincing records of the Vikings ever having been there. In recent years, historians have been keen to marginalise the island's Viking experience, choosing instead to focus on the enduring stability of native Celtic culture, and tracing the island's modern Gaelic traditions back in an unbroken chain to the dawn of the Christian era. However, the foundations of this presumption are flawed. With no written accounts to go by, the real story of Islay's Viking Age has to be read from another type of source material - the silent witness of the names of local places.
Landscapes Of Protest In The Scottish Highlands After 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars
- Hardback - Ashgate
In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social protest. Those who had been away on war service (and their families) faced returning to exactly the same social and economic conditions in the Scottish Highlands they had hoped they had left behind in the struggle to make 'a land fit for heroes'. Widespread and varied social protest rapidly followed. It argues that, previously, there has been a failure to capture fully the geography, chronology typology and rate of occurrence of these events.
The Material Culture Of The Jacobites
- Hardback - Cambridge University Press
This is an original and thought-provoking study of the material objects produced, acquired, and treasured by those who worked for the restoration of the Stuart monarchy, or at least felt strong nostalgia for its passing, in the late 17th and 18th centuries.
The Scots In Victorian And Edwardian Belfast, 1850-1914
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
The Scottish diasporic communities closest to home - those which are part of what we sometimes term the 'near diaspora' - are those we know least about. Whilst an interest in the overseas Scottish diaspora has grown in recent years, Scots who chose to settle in other parts of the United Kingdom have been largely neglected. This book addresses this imbalance.
Empire, Union And Reform
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This volume focuses on a century of seismic change in the political, religious and cultural life of Scotland. It's major theme is the politics of union and multiple monarchy following the creation of a British imperial system in 1603 and the problems of Scottish autonomy and identity to which this gave rise.