Dear Green Sounds
Glasgow's Music Through Time and Buildings
‘A blazingly musical city... Glasgow became a UNESCO City of Music in 2008 thanks to the countless kinds of music that coexist on these streets.’ This volume reflects the diversity of the city and its sounds in 21 richly illustrated essays on the music, history and life of 20 different venues, from the Cathedral to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, by way of pubs, recording studios, concert halls, ballrooms, the College of Piping and the legendary Apollo.
1837 to the Present
Now a major reference work on Scottish art, Hardie's book was the first comprehensive study devoted to Scottish painting. Revised and updated in this third edition, the book traces the history of painting in Scotland and discusses its major artists since 1837, with emphasis on the period from about 1860 to 1914 and three important groups: William McTaggart and his contemporaries; the Glasgow School and Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and JD Fergusson and the Scottish Colourists. With 150 colour reproductions.
Discovering Scotland's Lost Railways
Railway closures were underway in Scotland from the 1930s as remote lines built in the 19th century proved uneconomical. The 1963 Beeching Report recommended further cuts, and by the end of the 1960s large parts of the country were without a service. This exploration of forgotten railways, first published in 2009, traces twelve routes, mixing archive images of the lines in operation with contemporary photographs of what remains of the stations, bridges, signalling and other lineside equipment.
The Malt Whisky Map of Scotland and Northern Ireland
Fully Revised and Updated
The unique characteristics of single malt whiskies are increasingly gaining favour over blends. This fold-out map features every distillery, both those in production and those that have become 'silent' since 1960, along with the main distilling areas – the Lowlands, Southern Highlands, Northwest Highlands, the Islands and Northern Ireland. The reverse lists essential information including contact numbers, websites, dates of establishment and details of distilleries open to the public.
Robert Louis Stevenson's spellbinding tale of adventure, murder and revenge has all the elements of a great graphic novel, so it is no surprise that Edinburgh's Unesco City of Literature Trust turned to veterans of the strip Judge Dredd to effect this translation. Tight, dramatic, atmospherically coloured panels and terse dialogue bring the action vividly to life. The handsome, slipcased, two-volume set includes both the graphic novel and a fascinating account of its creation, including original scripts and storyboards.
The Glasgow Boys
In Your Pocket
The Glasgow Boys, a group of young artists that included James Guthrie, John Lavery, Arthur Melville, George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel, revolutionized Scottish painting in the years between 1880 and 1895. William Hardie gives a pocket-sized and authoritative introduction to the artists, their fresh, realist views of the Scottish countryside and Scottish people, and the social background to their art.
Broths to Bannocks
Cooking in Scotland 1690 to the Present Day
From Sir John Foulis's spacious and smoky kitchen of the 1690s, with its muckle black pot cooking 'softly', to her own grandmother's kitchen in a cramped 1950s tenement, Catherine Brown presents an engrossing history of Scottish cooking and eating habits. In the second part of the book she presents 200 authentic recipes, using fine local produce cooked and served in the traditional ways, avoiding both 'high-falutin French gourmet cuisine' and 'too much tricksiness on the plate'.
The Witch's Companion
Explaining the meaning of terms such as Wicca and witch, this introduction to the concepts and practices of Paganism espouses the core beliefs of reverence for nature, the earth, the elements and the seasons, and explains the different paths open to anyone seeking to become a witch. The book also includes information on cycles of the moon and stars, casting circles, spells, rituals and initiations.