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  1. The Northern Earldoms

    The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 [Paperback]

    Barbara Crawford(Author)

    $29.95

    ISBN: 9781912476817
    Published by : Origin
    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island ... .... Learn More
  2. North Uist in History and Legend

    North Uist in History and Legend [Paperback]

    Bill Lawson(Author)

    $18.95

    ISBN: 9781912476961
    Published by : Origin
    Like all the Hebrides, North Uist has a fascinating history and a landscape scattered with historic sites, from Neolithic burial chambers, Iron Age forts and medieval churches to battle-sites and townships forged in the days of kelp trade and dese... .... Learn More
  3. This Great Harbour

    This Great Harbour: Scapa Flow [Paperback]

    W.S. Hewison(Author)

    $28.95

    ISBN: 9781912476862
    Published by : Origin
    Known by mariners since Viking times as a safe anchorage in notoriously savage waters, Scapa Flow is the seaway that runs between the Orkney mainland and the island of Hoy. As the northern base of the Royal Navy and Allied fleets in two world wars... .... Learn More
  4. The Legacy of Rome

    The Legacy of Rome: Scotland's Roman Remains [Paperback]

    Lawrence Keppie(Author)

    $18.95

    ISBN: 9781912476947
    Published by : Origin
    As an outpost of empire, Scotland played a significant, if unusual, role in the Roman world. The south and east were occupied intermittently from AD 79 to the early third century, while the north and west remained outside Roman control, though cer... .... Learn More
  5. St. Valery

    St. Valery: The Impossible Odds [Paperback]

    Bill Innes(Editor)

    $14.95

    ISBN: 9781912476909
    Published by : Origin
    The gallant rearguard action which led to the capture of the 51st Highland Division at St Valéry-en-Caux (two weeks after the famous evacuation of the main British army from Dunkirk) may have burned itself into the consciousness of an older... .... Learn More
  6. A Quite Impossible Proposal

    A Quite Impossible Proposal: How Not to Build a Railway [Paperback]

    Andrew Drummond(Author)

    $34.95

    ISBN: 9781912476886
    Published by : Origin
    In the 1890s, the people of north-west Scotland grew tired of Government Commissions sent to consider a railway to Ullapool.  Despite rock-solid arguments in favour of such a railway, neither government nor the big railway companies lifted a ... .... Learn More
  7. Medieval Clothing and Textiles 16

    Medieval Clothing and Textiles 16 [Hardback]

    Monica L. Wright(Editor); Robin Netherton(Editor); Gale R. Owen-Crocker(Editor)

    $70.00

    ISBN: 9781783275151
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Series: Medieval Clothing and Textiles
    Volume: Volume 16
    Following the Journal's tradition of drawing on a range of disciplines, the essays here also extend chronologically from the tenth through the sixteenth century and cover a wide geography: from Scandinavia to Spain, with stops in England an... .... Learn More
  8. The Forth and Clyde Canal

    The Forth and Clyde Canal: A History [Paperback]

    Thomas Dowds(Author)

    $14.95

    ISBN: 9781912476435
    Published by : Origin
    The Forth and Clyde Canal, completed in 1790, was by far the largest engineering project that had ever been seen in Scotland. It allowed coal and machinery to travel East and grain to travel West. Passengers could travel between Glasgow and Edinbu... .... Learn More
  9. Hebridean Island

    Hebridean Island: Memories of Scarp [Paperback]

    Angus Duncan(Author)

    $34.95

    ISBN: 9781912476695
    Published by : Origin
    The island of Scarp lies off the west coast of North Harris in the Outer Hebrides and was populated for more than 400 years until 1971, when the last of the native population left.  This magnificent account of Scarp describes an island commun... .... Learn More
  10. Cupar

    Cupar: The History of a Small Scottish Town [Paperback]

    Paula Martin(Author)

    $21.95

    ISBN: 9781912476732
    Published by : Origin
    Cupar was created a royal burgh in 1328, though its name is Pictish, suggesting that there had been an important settlement there since the 7th or 8th century if not earlier. Until the 16th century it was among the richest royal burghs in Scotland... .... Learn More

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