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    Established in 1992, Birlinn Limited publishes books under a number of imprints: Birlinn; Polygon; BC Books; Arena Sport; and John Donald.

    The Birlinn imprint publishes Scottish and general UK interest books, from biography to history, military to politics, and Scottish Gaelic. The name comes from the old Norse word ‘birlinn’, meaning a long boat or small galley used especially in the Hebrides and West Highlands of Scotland in the Middle Ages.

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    Blood and Gold: A Journey of Shadows

    Blood and Gold is a powerful, dynamic fusion of African and Scottish myth and fantasy which explores the themes of racism, immigration and colonialism, and the acceptance of self, grief and loss.

    Night Falls on Ardnamurchan: The Twilight of a Crofting Family

    Weaves the author's own account of crofting with extracts from his father's journal - detailing the day-to-day tasks of crofting life. The book also reveals the author's own struggle to comes to terms with his background and the isolated Highland community to which he kept returning.

    The Tobermory Cat