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.
Whether you love prosecco, cava, cremant or champagne, the UK's love for all drinks sparkling and fizzy shows no sign of abating! Sparkling wine sales have increased by 76% in the last 5 years, and whatever your tipple, a delicious glass of fizz is no longer restricted to special anniversaries or occasions but is drunk all year round.
101 Gins to Try Before You Die is the UK's foremost book on gin, and was the first to explore the explosion of innovative gin brands and the artisanal distillers that are reinventing this classic drink - this new edition is updated to include the very latest new gins as well as the eternal classics and original favourites.
This book is a fascinating visual record of Scotland's experience of conflict, both at home and in theatres of war. This is the first book of its kind to survey Scottish war art and artists of the twentieth century, and many of the featured works of art have never been reproduced in book form before.
Captures in descriptions, what it was really like trying to make a living out of a hill croft years ago. This book features a couple and their young daughter, who fresh from city life, immerse themselves in the practicalities of looking after sheep, cattle and hens, mending fences, baking bread and surviving the Scottish winters.
This text offers Martin Martin's narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, with information on custom, tradition and life, and an account of St Kilda, published in 1697, and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, visit after the fall of the Lords of the Isles, written in 1549.
In this unique book Matt Hopwood sets out to walk the length and breadth of Scotland, asking people he meets along the way a very simple question: `will you share your love story with me? What is your love story?'
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