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A Passion for SnowdropsA Passion for Snowdrops by George G. Brownlee

...This book is sure to engage the amateur enthusiast and the experienced galanthophile alike. We wish it all the success and appreciation it deserves. Extract from the Foreword by Professor more...

A Scotsman ReturnsA Scotsman Returns by Paul A.  Lynn

This is a fascinating combination of biographical material about the great Scottish engineer Thomas Telford (1757–1834), and a modern travelogue that revisits the ... more...

A Vulture LandscapeA Vulture Landscape by Ian  Parsons

A Vulture Landscape is more than just a book about vultures, in the same way that these majestic flyers are more than just birds. Vultures are a crucial part of many of the world’s ecosystems, and without these specialist environmental c... more...

An Eye for BirdsAn Eye for Birds by Bruce Kendrick

As a ten-year-old, the author contracted TB and was sent to an isolated sanatorium, deep in the Cheshire countryside. There he was bedridden for six months. On fine days, nurses would push the young patients, in their beds, out onto a large veranda and... more...

At the Very End of the RoadAt the Very End of the Road by Phillip Edwards

At the very end of the road is a seven-bar metal gate. It is chained and padlocked and marks the exact line where the tarmac stops. Beyond that is a track, twelve pasture and hay fields, and an area of saltmarsh, bounded on one side by a river and on t... more...

Birding in an Age of ExtinctionsBirding in an Age of Extinctions by Martin Painter

This is a book about what it’s like being a birder in an age of natural decline. It is part autobiographical – tales of spell-binding birding encounters that left indelible memories – and it is part reflective. The travellers’ t... more...

British Piers and Pier RailwaysBritish Piers and Pier Railways by Anthony Poulton-Smith

The British have always had a special affinity for their coastal resorts and piers are the epitome of the British seaside. This book takes the reader on a clockwise tour of our islands, stopping at every pier and walking through their histories. Yet th... more...

Bustler Class Rescue TugsBustler Class Rescue Tugs by R. O. Neish

This new book reveals the part played by the eight Bustler Class Rescue Tugs built at the Henry Robb Shipyard during the Second World War and will shed more light on the almost-forgotten part played by this country’s mariners. The men and women w... more...

Flight from Afghanistan Flight from Afghanistan by Tella Omeri

Flight From Afghanistan is a harrowing account of what drives a man to flee his home country in fear of his life, the trauma of refugee camps and the dangers he faces even when he reaches the sanc... more...

Henry Robb Ltd. (1945-1965)Henry Robb Ltd. (1945-1965) by R. O. Neish

The story of Leith–built ships continues in this third volume from just after the conclusion of World War Two to 1965. However, the world was different; the men came back from the front and those women who had been working in the shipyards lost t... more...

In the Treacle MineIn the Treacle Mine by J W Richardson

If anyone has ever wondered what happens in the engine room when the Captain on the bridge rings ‘Full Ahead’ on the telegraph, then this book will enlighten the reader. This is a story of one man’s life at sea, from his beginnings as... more...

Leith Shipyards 1918-1939Leith Shipyards 1918-1939 by R. O. Neish

This volume includes some very famous ships with tales of adventure and new trade routes, also sadness, the launch and then the loss of the largest sailing ship ever built in a British shipyard – the five-masted auxiliary sailing barque, Kobe... more...

The A to Z of Whisky Place-NamesThe A to Z of Whisky Place-Names by Jacob King

Have you ever wondered about the place-names that appear on Scotch whisky bottles? What language the names come from, what they mean or if they are even real places?  If you feel baffled about where to start looking for such information, then this... more...

The Birds are our FriendsThe Birds are our Friends by Yessengali Raushanov

For many, birds represent freedom and spirituality since they are created to be free. Although this may be true for people as well, we are of course not able to be as truly free as our winged friends.

Looking out of his office window and seei... more...

The CorncrakeThe Corncrake by Frank Rennie

Changes in farmland management throughout the twentieth century, including agricultural intensification and increasing mechanisation, have resulted in the loss of habitat for many species. The Corncrake is one such species that has faced multiple chall... more...

The Dunbars of Ackergill and HempriggsThe Dunbars of Ackergill and Hempriggs by James Miller

The Dunbars of Ackergill and Hempriggs emerged in the late 1600s as one of the largest landowners in Caithness. As such they played a major part in the history of the county, a role revealed in the family papers with their wide variety of documents, in... more...

The Immeasurable WildsThe Immeasurable Wilds by Alastair  Mitchell

Towards the end of the 18th century the attention of mapmakers, explorers and travellers turned to the north of Scotland. The mountains that rise north of Stirling formed a formidable barrier for anyone wanting to visit the Highlands, and travellers to... more...

The King of LokojaThe King of Lokoja by Wendell  McConnaha

William Balfour Baikie was a surgeon, naturalist, linguist, writer, explorer, and government consul who played a key role in opening Africa to the Europeans. As an explorer he mapped and charted large sections of the Niger River system as ... more...

The Life and Work of Glasgow Architects James Miller and John James BurnetThe Life and Work of Glasgow Architects James Miller and John James Burnet by John  Stewart

This is the first full biography of two of Scotland’s most eminent Architects, James Miller and John James Burnet. While born just three years apart into very different circumstances – Burnet was the son of a wealthy Glasgow architect and M... more...

The Nearly ManThe Nearly Man by Mark Bridgeman

The Nearly Man is the true, yet almost unbelievable, story of one man’s incredible life, beginning in rural Scotland in the reign of Queen Victoria, and ending on the west coast of Canada in the 1970s. In one of the 20th... more...

The Ring OuzelThe Ring Ouzel by Vic FairbrotherKen Hutchinson

Using vivid extracts from field notebooks and profusely illustrated with photographs as well as paintings and sketches by wildlife artist Jonathan Pomroy, the reader is transported to the beautiful North York Moors National Park. We can share in the ex... more...

Untangling the Knot, Belugas and BearsUntangling the Knot, Belugas and Bears by Mike Potts

The beginning of the author’s adventure with a camera – filming wildlife across the world for the BBC Natural History Unit and other major TV companies – began in 1978 when he joined the RSPB’s film unit.

Untangling th... more...

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