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    Birlinn

    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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    Britain's DNA Journey: Our Remarkable Genetic Story

    £9.99
    In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain.

    Burke and Hare

    £9.99
    The unvarnished, human story behind the infamous Burke and Hare murders.

    Cairngorms: Landscapes in Stone

    £6.99
    One of 4 books to launch a brand-new series on Scotland's geology and landscapes which explain how Scotland's scenery was made, why it looks the way it does today and how it has changed over millions of years

    Calum's Road

    £7.99
    Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. 'So what he decided to do was to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay'. This book recounts the story of this man's devotion to his visionary project.

    Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World

    £12.99
    By the end of 18th century Edinburgh had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in architecture, politics, science, the arts, and economies. This book tells the story of the triumph of this town and the men whose vision brought it into being.

    Celtic Blessings

    £7.99
    Writing well over a thousand years ago, the Celtic saints and their followers who penned them reflected not just the cares and concerns of their own times, but also gave voice to the universal human experience - the hopes, fears, joys and anxieties that are as much part of modern existence as they were in the Dark Ages.

    Celtic Saints

    £7.99
    They may be coated in layers of myth and pious anecdote but dig deep enough and the pioneering leaders of Celtic Christianity are revealed as reassuringly human individuals, responding to their faith by deliberately living on the edges of society.

    Celtic Scotland

    £14.99
    This authoritative and handsomely illustrated book is aimed at the general reader who wants to know about the mysterious people who inhabited Scotland from the Bronze Age onwards.

    Columba and All That

    £2.99
    A real-life adventure packed with historical facts about the legendary Celtic saint. This book is one man's epic quest to spread the Word of God in a strange land - and hoping the natives like what they hear.

    Cruachan: The Hollow Mountain

    £9.99
    The remarkable success story of how a local community adapted to survive in the face of potential annihilation and a fascinating portrait of one of Scotland's most ambitious civil engineering projects.

    Cutty Sark: The Making of a Whisky Brand

    £25.00
    In this unique, full colour volume, editor Ian Buxton has assembled a top team of whisky experts to tell the colourful story behind the popular whisky, its blenders and its rise in fortune after Prohibition as well as delicious cocktail recipes.

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