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    Curious Scotland: Tales From A Hidden History
    George Rosie - Hardback - Granta
    George Rosie unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that range from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America.
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    Castles Of The Clans: The Strongholds And Seats Of 750 Scottish Families And Clans
    Martin Coventry - Paperback - Goblinshead
    This work investigates the strongholds and seats of Scotland families and clans. Organized by clan name, there follows information on the history and origins of the family, and any castles, towers, and historic houses which they owned.
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    Central Glasgow Through Time
    Etta Dunn - Paperback - Amberley
    This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which central Glasgow has changed and developed over the last century.
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    Coast To Coast In The 1920s: A Tour From St. Bees Head To Robin Hood's Bay In Old Photographs
    Neil Honeyman - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    192 miles from West Cumbria to North Yorkshire, the Coast to Coast Walk was first described by Wainwright in 1973. This book, by postcard collector Neil Honeyman, came about when he did the walk in memory of his late father who completed it in 2006 at the age of 83. Rather than write just another guide to the route, Neil has adopted the slightly weird approach of describing the walk as it might have been in the 1920s and illustrating it with contemporary postcards that could have been bought along the route.
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    Cramlington: Its Past And Its People
    Barry Stewart - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    Mainly dealing with the last 140 years and with special emphasis on mining and social history, this is an illustrated history aimed at the general reader with a bit of everything but above all a focus on the people of the town.
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    The Cyclist's Guide To Hillclimbs On Scottish Highland Roads
    John H. McKendrick - Paperback - Pocket Mountains
    This title features 40 of the best road climbs in the north of Scotland, many of them on the old military roads.
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    Columba's Iona: A New History
    Rosalind K. Marshall - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    May 2013 marked 1450 years since the arrival on Iona of Columba, the imperious Irishman who founded its famous monastery and became Scotland's best known Celtic saint. The author charts the many developments on the island throughout the centuries, investigating why it has had such an enduring influence on Scottish life.
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    Canna: The Story Of A Hebridean Island
    John Lorne Campbell - Paperback - Birlinn
    Dr John Lorne Campbell was a renowned Gaelic scholar, and was the owner of the island of Canna until 1981. He died in 1996. This book relates the history of Canna, its wildlife and its people.
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    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.
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    Clanship To Crofters' War: The Social Transformation Of The Scottish Highlands
    T. M. Devine - Paperback - Manchester University Press
    Devine charts the story of the Scottish Highlanders from medieval times to the great crofters' rebellion in the 1880s, and argues that the 18th and 19th centuries saw the transformation of a nation at a pace without parallel in Europe.

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