Based on the Isle of Lewis, Cranachan publish high-quality children’s and young adult fiction with a Scottish flavour.
Their Pokey Hat imprint for 8-12s, focuses on Scottish-set titles, including a focus on historical fiction through the Yesteryear series. Gob Stopper, their YA imprint for teens, covers a diverse range of titles including fantasy, contemporary, and historical fiction. Most books are set in Scotland and many use Scots, and sometimes Gaelic, to represent authentic voices. Readers, young and old alike, can escape to Scotland by experiencing its exciting culture and history, wherever they live in the world.
Cranachan also publish educational resources for teachers.
Shortlisted Saltire Society Emerging Publisher 2019.
#BritishBookAwards Highly Commended Small Press of the Year 2021.
Stay at Home! Poems and Prose for Children in Lockdown is a collection of 40 lockdown-themed contributions by writers based in Scotland.
Download for free here: Stay at Home!