Soft Cover Books

A Concise History of Scotland

CODE: B-106

A Concise History of Scotland - If you think that the pageant of Scottish history is only a catalogue of murder and mayhem, of fratricide and civil war, this book will make you think again. Most of Scotland's problems did not arise because the Scots were a greedy and expansionist nation, but because we were all to frequently involved in fending off powerful neighbors who covered our soil.

Folk Takes of the Highlands

CODE: B-069


Folk Takes of the Highlands - The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are rich in strange stories and folk tales. Read about the seven brothers who were slaughtered by the Giant of Jura, the drowned sailors who came back to life as seals, buried treasure and the vanity of two giants which turned a life of poverty into a life of prosperity for folk living in a glen beside Lich Shiel. This book has something for everyone.

Scottish Battles

CODE: B-103

Scottish Battles - By George Forbes. Scottish Battles tells the thrilling story of blood-stained conflicts from the time of the Roman and Viking invasions to the Jacobite rebellions which ended with the last battle fought on British soil. A must for anyone who is interested in what warfare was really like in days gone by.

Highland Clearances

CODE: B-095

Highland Clearances - Man's inhumanity is brought sharply into focus as entire communities are swept away so that the land can be sold to southern sheep farmers. Betrayed by their clan chiefs and clergy, families are scattered to every corner of the the globe. A time of cruelty and deception, savage intimidation and endurance, this 19th century Scotland will stir the blood and arouse both anger and pride.

Massacre of Glencoe

CODE: B-096

Massacre of Glencoe - The true story of one of the most shameful acts of betrayal in Scotland's turbulent history. On government orders, a troop of soldiers who had enjoyed MacDonald's hospitality for almost a fortnight treacherously turned on their hosts in the middle of a wintry night and slaughtered the men, women and children some as they slept, others as they tried to flee out into the icy darkness.

Scottish Proverbs

CODE: B-073

Scottish Proverbs - A wise and often hilarious compilation of Scottish wit and wisdom garnered over the centuries. Countless topics are covered in a comprehensive A-Z format with many witty illustrations.

So You're Going to Wear the Kilt

CODE: B-094

So You're Going to Wear the Kilt - All you want to know about Tartan Dress. A readable and handy book on Scottish attire not only for those starting to wear Scottish dress, but also for those who may have been wearing the kilt for some time.

Stirling & Rob Roy Country

CODE: B-078

Stories of Stirling & Rob Roy Country - The events in this book move at a swift pace as battles are fought against the English to regain control of Sterling Castle - the key to the kingdom of Scotland. hero's Wallace and Bruce crush the auld enemy with courage and cunning.

Bonnie Prince Charles & Flora MacDonald

CODE: B-085


Bonnie Prince Charles & Flora MacDonald - Bonnie Prince Charles campaign to become the King Great Britain ended in disaster on the bloody battlefield of Culloden Moor. For months afterwards he was a fugitive, hunted by government troops across the highlands and Islands of Scotland. This book tells the story with Flora MacDonald a 24 year old woman who disguised the Prince as her Irish spinning maid and smuggled him out of Scotland.

Golf A Royal Ancient Game

CODE: B-098

Golf A royal Ancient Game - A treasure trove of stories and history about the game of golf. This book gives a fascinating look that any golfer would enjoy.

Prophecies of the Bra'hn Seer

CODE: B-081

The Prophecies of the Bra'hn Seer - The chilling accuracy of many predictions made by Kenneth Mackenzie famous throughout the Highland as Bra'hn Seer, has stunned generation after generation. Things which in his day would have been beyond his wildest imagination have come true centuries later.

The Story of the Saltire - Scotland's Flag

CODE: B-076


The Story of Saltire - The history of Scotland's Flag. Read all about the mystic origins of Scotland's national flag and the tales associated with it over the centuries. Read how on the eve of the tenth century battle, between the Picts and the Northumbrians the Scottish king had a vision of a white cross on a blue sky and predicted his victory. Find out how the flag has inspired the Scots in battle and in peacetime, even down to the modern invasions of Wembley by football supporters.