We produce lavishly illustrated catalogues for Museum exhibitions such as The Jacobites; Scotland's Early Silver; Rip it up: The story of Scottish pop; Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers and Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland (the book of the summer exhibition in 2019). Our very varied list includes: The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked; Early Medieval Scotland; Commando Country; Scottish Photography: The First Thirty Years; Sir Walter Scott: A Life in Story and Jock's Jocks: Voices of Scottish Soldiers from the First World War, a co-publication with the European Ethnological Research Centre.
Unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2014, 'the Galloway Hoard' is the richest collection of Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. This book places the hoard in a wider historical context and showcases the conservation and research currently being undertaken on it.
A unique and illuminating collection of witness testimony to the horror, and humour, of the Great War, by veterans mainly from the north-east of Scotland. A co-publication with the European Ethnological Research Centre.
The intricately designed hoard of Lewis Chessmen is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. This account includes images of all 93 pieces and reports on new scientific research on how, where and when they were made.
As well as showcasing beautiful objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland, this book, building on the Glenmorangie Research Project, gives fresh insights into the emergence of the early medieval kingdoms of Scotland.
Surveys the rare glass, vessels and objects that have been assembled by the Royal Museum, Edinburgh over the last 150 years, giving collectors and scholars an additional source through which to research and authenticate previous works of glass.
Contains poems by Mtthew Fitt, Christine de Luca, JK Annand, Willa Muir, William Soutar, Marion Angus and Robert Burns. This collection also has traditional and 'Anon' verses. It is illustrated by eight black and white photographs from NMS' Scottish Life Archives collection.
Based on the exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland (11 July - 12 October) the book explores how military service by men of Scottish descent was related to other expressions of Scottish identity.
George Taylor was a gardener and nurseryman and, when settled in Kalamazoo, he soon established a successful business supplying plants and hedging. He was an award-winning horticulturalist and was responsible for the introduction of the cultivation of celery to the USA.
Co-published with the European Ethnological Research Centre, in the Flashbacks series. Andrew Ramage, the son of a farm servant, kept a diary over many years. Only three notebooks remain. They give an account of a man making his way in the world through a time of great social change.
'Galoshins' was a folk drama performed in people's houses on New Year's Eve or Hallowe'en in the south of Scotland over a hundred years ago. These are oral reminiscences collected for the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archive.
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