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Lochs


Exploring Scotland's Freshwater Lochs

Julian Holland


Frances Lincoln 2011
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The gouging action of glaciers hundreds of thousands of years ago left a unique series of longitudinal freshwater lakes in Scotland. Today they are faThe gouging action of glaciers hundreds of thousands of years ago left a unique series of longitudinal freshwater lakes in Scotland. Today they are famed for their wild and remote beauty and as unspoilt habitats for flora, fauna and an abundance of fish. This book explores the geology and natural history of over 30 of the best-known Scottish lochs and includes location maps and details on walks, boat trips, angling and other tourist information. ...more
 

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To the Ends of the Earth


Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010

TM Devine


Smithsonian 2011
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Scotland is one of the world's great migrant nations. Driven by poverty, social inequality and Highland clearances, its people have settled in every cScotland is one of the world's great migrant nations. Driven by poverty, social inequality and Highland clearances, its people have settled in every corner of the former British Empire and the USA,leaving their distinctive mark on great cities and prairie farmsteads alike. Cutting through layers of myth and sentiment, this remarkable history examines the causes of emigration, charts the important role of soldiers, missionaries and traders, and traces Scotland's formidable contribution to the development of the modern world....more
 

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Vanishing Edinburgh


In the Steps of George Washington Wilson

Alastair J Durie


Aberdeen University Press 1989
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George Washington Wilson set up as a portrait artist and photographer in Aberdeen in the 1850s but found that scenic views for the tourist market wereGeorge Washington Wilson set up as a portrait artist and photographer in Aberdeen in the 1850s but found that scenic views for the tourist market were a more lucrative line. Edinburgh was one of his principal subjects and this collection reproduces a number of his views of sights such as the Scott Memorial, the Castle and Princes Street, and compares them with photographs from the late 20th century. ...more
 

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The Landscape of Scotland


A Hidden History

CR Wickham-Jones


History Press 2009
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From the top of the highest mountain to the bottom of the deepest peat bog, the landscape of Scotland bears traces of the people who lived and worked From the top of the highest mountain to the bottom of the deepest peat bog, the landscape of Scotland bears traces of the people who lived and worked on it. Extensively illustrated with maps, plans and photographs, this concise handbook explains how settlement, farming, fortification, industry and religion have all left their mark on the land; and it examines 150 sites of all periods and types, in all parts of the country. ...more
 

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Ayr Then and Now


in Colour

Dane Love


History Press 2011
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Part of the Britain in Old Photographs series, this book presents early 20th century sepia photographs of Ayr alongside recent colour photos taken froPart of the Britain in Old Photographs series, this book presents early 20th century sepia photographs of Ayr alongside recent colour photos taken from the same vantage points. The pictures of the town centre (with the Wallace Tower presiding), the harbour, Auld Brig, Burns Cottage and other landmarks, along with commentary on their history, give a vivid sense of how much - and sometimes how little - the town has changed over the past 100 years. ...more
 

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The Traction Engine in Scotland



Alexander Hayward


NMSE 2011
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From the mid-19th century to the 1960s, traction engines were used in Scotland for road haulage, powering threshing mills, ploughing and, in the form From the mid-19th century to the 1960s, traction engines were used in Scotland for road haulage, powering threshing mills, ploughing and, in the form of steam rollers, for road making. Inspired by the centenary of the National Museum's 1907 Marshall traction engine, and illustrated with contemporary photographs and engravings, this history explores the manufacture of traction engines and provides a vivid insight into their use and the conditions of those who worked with them. ...more
 

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Silver


Made in Scotland

George Dalgleish; Henry Steuart Fothringham


NMSE 2008
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Celebrating the 550 years since a law enforcing the use of hallmarks was introduced in Scotland, this catalogue describes and illustrates a spectaculaCelebrating the 550 years since a law enforcing the use of hallmarks was introduced in Scotland, this catalogue describes and illustrates a spectacular array of Scottish silver wares. Drawn from the incomparable collection of the National Museum of Scotland as well as public and private collections throughout the country, the book traces the development of the gold- and silversmith's craft, from the earliest marked pieces up to the work of 21st century silversmiths. ...more
 

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Peebles Through Time



Liz Hanson


Amberley 2011
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Scotland's Heritage


A Photographic Journey

John Hannavy


Whittles 2012
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Evidence of Scotland's earliest inhabitants can be seen in the standing stones and ring carvings found in some of its most remote regions. These ancieEvidence of Scotland's earliest inhabitants can be seen in the standing stones and ring carvings found in some of its most remote regions. These ancient monuments, along with cottages, castles and abbeys of later periods and the glorious natural landscapes of the country, are explored in over 300 photographs by John Hannavy. In the accompanying text he traces Scotland's evolution since 4,000 BCE, drawing on both his own travels and the writings of earlier travellers such as Daniel Defoe and Samuel Johnson. ...more
 

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Scotland from the Air



Jason Hawkes


Ebury 2001
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Renowned for the most spectacular mountain scenery in the British Isles, Scotland also boasts lusher landscapes and dramatic coastline as well as magnRenowned for the most spectacular mountain scenery in the British Isles, Scotland also boasts lusher landscapes and dramatic coastline as well as magnificent houses and picturesque castles. The beauty and variety of the country is captured from a unique perspective in this volume of Jason Hawkes's aerial photographs. A series of striking views show highlands, moorland, forest and lakes, as well as cities, towns and historic sites like Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and Dryburgh Abbey. ...more
 

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Steamers of the Clyde


NBR and LNER

Alistair Deayton


History Press 2011
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Burns and Laird



Colin Campbell; Roy Fenton


Ships In Focus 1999
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This volume from the Ships in Focus series is a photographic record of the ships of the famous Glasgow shipping company which played a pioneering roleThis volume from the Ships in Focus series is a photographic record of the ships of the famous Glasgow shipping company which played a pioneering role in developing British coastal and short sea steamship services until its demise in the 1970s. The book also includes vessels operated by the separate Burns and Laird lines before their amalgamation in 1922. The extensive captions give details of builders, engines and basic dimensions and outline each ship's history. ...more
 

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Mull, Iona and Staffa



Malcolm MacGregor


Frances Lincoln 2011
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A landscape photographer based in Scotland, Malcolm MacGregor has travelled throughout Mull, Iona and Staffa conscious that these remote islands are nA landscape photographer based in Scotland, Malcolm MacGregor has travelled throughout Mull, Iona and Staffa conscious that these remote islands are not an appendage to the mainland, but are completely surrounded by water and have their own identities. Throughout this photographic journey, he aims to reveal the islands' individual qualities, while the accompanying text weaves the landscapes into the life, history and legends of the Hebrides that continue today. ...more
 

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Scottish Voices from the Second World War



Derek Young


Tempus 2006
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An insight into the life of the ordinary soldier during the Second World War, these first-hand accounts describe the experiences of Scottish combatantAn insight into the life of the ordinary soldier during the Second World War, these first-hand accounts describe the experiences of Scottish combatants serving in various units of the British military as well as the designated Scottish regiments. Drawn from interviews and unpublished diaries and letters, the testimonies are in chapters on basic training ('Once more into the breach') and service in the Far East, Africa and Europe. ...more
 

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Scottish Highland Knits



Sarah Dallas; Wendy Baker; Catherine Tough


Trafalgar Square 2006
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Inspired by Rowan's Scottish Tweed Yarn (formerly known as Harris Yarns), with its soft, heathery colours redolent of the Highlands and Islands, this Inspired by Rowan's Scottish Tweed Yarn (formerly known as Harris Yarns), with its soft, heathery colours redolent of the Highlands and Islands, this collection of knitwear is the work of three renowned designers. There are complete instructions for knitting the 18 designs - among them a man's cabled sweater, Fair Isle accessories, a lace top, felted slippers and a seed stitch jacket - with beautiful colour photographs of the finished garments. ...more
 

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