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.
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.
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.
In Who Built Scotland, the authors pick twenty-five buildings to tell the history of a nation. In vivid travelogues, they explore Scotland's social, political and cultural heritage, placing our people, ideas and passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology. This is a story of how we shape buildings and how buildings, in turn, shape us.
A detailed yet accessible account of Britain's most remote island. This new book explodes the myth of St Kilda as a 'lost world', demonstrating how, for 3,000 years, it has been connected to and influenced by communities across the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland.
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.
In this landmark book, Diane Watters looks at the history of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. She traces the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth. This is a historian's account of St Peter's: an exploration of how one of Scotland's most singular buildings became one of its most troubled - and most celebrated.
The third book in a series showcasing Scotland's National Collection of Aerial Photography. Features some of the most recent high quality photography of the nation, divided into four chapters that capture the essence and uniqueness of Scotland's landscapes: Islands, Highlands, Lowlands and Coastlines.
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