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.
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.
Illustrated with forgotten and previously unpublished wartime plans, historical imagery and specially-commissioned modern photography, this book is one of the first to focus on Scotland's built heritage of war as a whole - from coast and air defences to hospitals and prisoner of war camps.
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.
The Pictish stones uncovered at St Vigeans are an astounding collection of exquisitely preserved Pictish sculptures. This definitive and generously illustrated study explores the history of the carved stones as part of a powerful ecclesiastical landscape.
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.
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