Our books tell the stories of Scotland. From landmark works of expert research to creative collaborations with internationally renowned authors, our aim is to explore ideas and start conversations about the past, present and future of our nation's history and heritage.
Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffat, James Robertson and James Crawford travel across the country to tell the story of the nation, unravelling the places, people and passions that have had an enduring impact on the landscape and character of Scotland.
Can you imagine a different Scotland, one where women are commemorated in statues and streets, hills and valleys? This is a guidebook to that alternative nation. In this `imagined atlas' fictional streets, buildings and monuments are dedicated to real women, telling their often untold or unknown stories.
Scotland's vibrant and bloody past captures the imagination. But there is far more to Scottish history than murder and mayhem, tragedy and betrayal. In Scotland's History, historian Fiona Watson looks back across thousands of years into the lives of the people of Scotland.
Accompanying a landmark 3-part BBC1 Scotland documentary series, this lavishly illustrated book uses the view from above as a unique window into our past, present and future. It is a story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people. It is the story of Scotland, from the Sky.
In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own distinctive story of Edinburgh - combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology.
Crime fiction inspired by Scotland's iconic buildings: in Bloody Scotland twelve of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. Featuring Lin Anderson, Christopher Brookmyre, Gordon Brown, Ann Cleeves, Doug Johstone, Denise Mina, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Craig Roberston, Sara Sheridan and Louis Welsh.
The landscape of Scotland is full of dramatic contrasts. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds the national collection of aerial photography for Scotland with millions of images dating since the 1920s. This work contains images from the collection that illustrate Scotland's past, present and future.
Crime fiction inspired by Scotland's iconic buildings: in Bloody Scotland twelve of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive.
A unique collaboration between Historic Scotland and the University of Glasgow. Over 200 lavish, full colour images showcase some of Glasgow's most famous and well-loved buildings. Combines fascinating new research with a range of never-before-published archive material.
Whithorn, known as Scotland's Cradle of Christianity, is unique as a centre of worship, administration and pilgrimage dating back to the 5th century. This publication examines the 'lost excavation' at Whithorn Priory - the only modern excavation campaign to focus on the high status burials near the high altar of a major Scottish medieval church.
The definitive history of one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. The book traces the development of Dumfries House from 1754 up until the death of Lady Bute in 1993 - the last family member to live in the house.
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