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Volume 9 – Issue 1 – Classifieds – Scottish Review of Books
by SRB

Volume 9 – Issue 1 – Classifieds

March 28, 2013 | by SRB


Classified contains a listing of new titles submitted for inclusion by publishers in Scotland. Advertisers in this section are:

Argyll Publishing 01369 820 229 argyllpublishing.com

Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) 0141 330 5309 asls.org.uk

Barrington Stoke 0131 225 4113 barringtonstoke.co.uk

Birlinn Ltd. 0131 668 4371 birlinn.co.uk 

Brown, Son & Ferguson 0141 429 5922 skipper.co.uk

Candlestick Press 07500 180 871 candlestickpress.co.uk

Grace Note Publications 01764 655979 gracenotepublications.com

Luath Press 0131 225 4326 luath.co.uk 

Neil Wilson Publishing 0141 954 8007 nwp.co.uk

Polygon See Birlinn

Thirsty Books See Argyll Publishing

Scottish Storytelling Centre 0131 556 9579 scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

The In Pinn See Neil Wilson

Vertebrate Publishing 0114 267 9277  v-publishing.co.uk


Portfolio: Treasures from

Royal Scottish Academy

Tom Normand

LUATH PRESS £17.00 HB 9781908373526

An illustrated and engaging history of Scottish art told through the extraordinary treasures of one of Scotland’s finest art collections. Normand shows how 200 years of visual culture have changed and impacted Scotland and the impact that art will have in the future for the cultural community.


The Man Who Gave Away His Island

A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna Ray Perman

BIRLINN £9.99 PB 9781780271200

The story of a truly remarkable man, John Campbell Lorne, and his dream to preserve part of the traditional Gaelic culture of his Hebridean island of Canna.

Stirring the Dust

Mary McCabe

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £9.99 PB 9781908931030

A superb mix of historical research, memoir and narrative, convincing in its detail of the lives of the author’s and our own forebears.

Red Sky at Night

John Barrington

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373373

A new edition of the UK number one bestseller. John Barrington was a shepherd to over 750 Blackface Ewes in the Scottish Highlands. In this evocative book, he mixes descriptions of his daily life tending his flock with a story of the glen.



Ross Collins

BARRINGTON STOKE £5.99 PB 9781781121917

Hal is convinced there is a connection between his cheesy snacks and the horrible nightmares he keeps having. Determined to solve his cheesemares once and for all, he sets off for Bovinia – but will he be able to escape the horror he finds in The Evil House of Cheese…? Laugh-out-loud comedy for 5-8s from author/illustrator Ross Collins.

You Killed Me!

Keith Gray

BARRINGTON STOKE £6.99 PB 9781781121887 There’s a dead man at the bottom of Toby’s bed – and he says that Toby killed him! But Toby hasn’t killed anyone…has he? Toby travels back in time to unravel the events that led to a man’s death and realises the unimagined consequences of his actions. A brilliant, riddling thriller from YA talent Keith Gray.

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swim

Kenneth Steven

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781906134723

Another adventure novel from this successful children’s author – aimed at 8-12 year olds.

A Granny Porage ABC

Jean Marshall

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 9781908931085

Now children who have enjoyed Jean Marshall’s Granny Porage stories can add fun and familiarity to learing to read.

Nan’s Rabbit

Mary Bromilow with illustrations by Alexa Rutherford

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931245

An adventure story for 5-8 years olds.


New Writing Scotland 30: A Little Touch of Cliff in the Evening 

Carl MacDougall & Zoë Strachan (eds) ASLS £9.95 PB 9781906841096

This latest collection of excellent contemporary writing, from more than eighty contributors, features new work by – among many others – Lin Anderson, Ron Butlin, Valerie Gillies, Alasdair Gray, Andrew Greig, Agnes Owens, and the Glasgow comic-book duo metaphrog.


Cellmates: Our story of cancer, life, love and loss. 

Rose T. Clark

SARABAND £9.99 PB 9781908643179

This revealing true story tells of John and Rose’s experience of cancer, the eventual death of one, the grief and recovery

of the other. The graphic honesty and real-time pace power you along their rollercoaster of despair and hope, denial and acceptance. Ultimately uplifting, this book is an extraordinary account of the myriad ways that cancer affects lives.


Divided Scotland: Ethnic Friction and Christian Crisis 

Tom Gallagher

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £12.99 HB 978190893183

Why has inter-communal strife involving the use (and many would say mis-use) of religious and national symbols enjoyed such an extended life in Scotland? This book is the first full-length study of Scotland’s ethno-religious discord that has appeared in the devolution era.

Annie’s Loo: The Govan origins of Scotland’s Community Based Housing Associations 

Raymond Young

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £9.99 PB 9781908931207

How a project to put inside toilets in Glasgow tenements in the 1970s developed into the community based housing association movement. 

The Poor Had No Lawyers – New Edition Who Owns Scotland and How They Got It 

Andy Wightman

BIRLINN £12.99 PB 9781780271149

Andy Wightman updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland’s history to find out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common.

Carnegie’s Call – developing the success habit 

Michael Malone

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £7.99 PB 9781908931047

Recognising the achievements of emigré and man of achievement Andrew Carnegie, Michael Malone interviews Scots who have distinguished themselves and seeks to understand attitudes to success. He uncovers some fascinating insights into how we can develop the success habit. 

Fags Booze Drugs + children – what parents need to know to keep children safe 

Max Cruickshank

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £9.99 PB 9781906134983

The aim of this book is to inform, educate and empower parents or carers of young people about how drugs have the potential to damage their health and wellbeing. Factual, informative and rooted in years of experience as a youth worker.

Afternow – what next for a healthy Scottish society? 

Phil Hanlon & Sandra Carlisle

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931054

The authors look at health and beyond health to the main social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of our times. [Postcards from Scotland series]

The Great Takeover – how materialist values now dominate our lives and what we can do about it 

Carol Craig & Zara Kitson

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931061

Where do these ideas come from and what can be done. [Postcards from Scotland series]

The New Road – Community Renewal

Alf Young & Ewan Young

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931078

A father and son take a journey to see some of the inspiring community action projects going on.

Scotland’s Local Food Revolution

Mike Small

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931078

Horse burgers? There has to be a better way to produce and distribute food. Mike Small, Director of The Fife Diet project points one way forward.

The Scots Crisis of Confidence

Carol Craig

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £9.99 PB 9781906134709

A brand new edition of Carol Craig’s successful exposition of Scots’ attitudes to and predilection for negativity. She offers a refreshingly different analysis of the big themes of Scottish culture. Rewritten in parts and brought up to date.


Testament of a Witch

Douglas Watt

LUATH PRESSS £7,99 PB 9781908373212

Set in the 17th century against the backdrop of political and religious conflict, the second of Watt’s John MacKenzie series is as historically rich and gripping as the last. MacKenzie investigates the murder of a woman accused of witchcraft and he must act quickly when the same accusations are made against the woman’s daughter. Superstition clashes with reason as Scotland moves towards the Enlightenment.

#freetopiary: An Occupy Romance

THIRSTY BOOKS £6.99 PB 9781908931214

‘Resistance is possible even for those who are not heroes by nature.’ Consumerism, passivity, apathy and distraction are challenged as Alan is introduced to the story of Bradley Manning.

The Road to Hell An Alice Rice Mystery 

Gillian Galbraith

POLYGON £7.99 PB 9781846972522

DS Alice Rice attempts to piece together and find the connection between two similar, but apparently motiveless attacks. Rice is taken to new personal depths and along a trail that leads to some of Edinburgh’s darkest and most sinister corners.

After Flodden

Rosemary Goring

POLYGON £14.99 HB 9781846972720

A young woman searches for her brother, feared lost at the Battle of Flodden. This thrilling adventure, full of political intrigue and romance, follows the life of several characters who either had a hand in bringing the country to war, or were deeply affected by the outcome.

Friend & Foe: A Hew Cullen Mystery

Shirley McKay

POLYGON £12.99 PB 9781846972171

The death of a young soldier leads Hew Cullen to both an astonishing discovery and his blackest hour, his fortunes inextricable from those of James VI himself. Set in 1583 St Andrews, real historical figures are interwoven in this fantastical tale of treachery, deceit and shadowy religious practice.


Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti

POLYGON £16.99 HB 9781846972577

Vienna, 1711. An unfinished palace known as the Place with No Name, an exotic menagerie and a fantastical Flying Ship are just some of the ingredients of this baroque spy novel which will intrigue and delight fans of Monaldi and Sorti’s Atto Melani series.

Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery 

David Ashton

POLYGON £7.99 PB 9781846972515

It is 1887. The streets of Edinburgh seethe with youthful anarchy as two rival gangs of students try to outdo each other in wild, criminal exploits. Enter Inspector James McLevy, a little more grizzled, but unchanging in his fierce desire to mete out justice.

Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe

David Purdie

LUATH PRESS £19.99 HB/ £9.99 PB 9781908373588/ 9781908373267 

This new adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe brings this classic tale to life for a modern audience. Purdie has cut the novel down from 179,000 words to 95,000, spurred on by his belief in the power of the story itself. This fresh adaptation manages to successfully maintain the novel’s soul, whilst making the prose more accessible to the modern reader.

An Exquisite Sense of What Is Beautiful

J David Simons

SARABAND £8.99 PB 9781908643278

Sir Edward Strathairn returns to the Japanese hotel where he wrote his renowned novel ‘The Waterwheel’, which accused America of being in denial about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But as we learn about Sir Edward’s earlier life and his relationship with an American artist, we realise that he too may be in denial. And that his past is now catching up with him.

Bear Witness

Mandy Haggith

SARABAND £8.99 PB 9781908643292

The brutal shooting of a bear cub galvanises ecologist Callis MacArthur, who dreams of bears roaming free. But as she embraces her wild side, she faces escalating challenges and agonizing personal losses. Combining lyrical prose, mythical themes and a cracking plot, Bear Witness will appeal to Barbara Kingsolver fans.


Aquaponic Gardening: A guide to raising fish and vegetables together Sylvia Bernstein

SARABAND £16.99 PB 9781908643087

Aquaponics is an amazingly easy way of gardening that is completely organic, hugely productive, resource-efficient, and there’s no weeding, watering or digging. This is the definitive do-it-yourself manual, giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy fresh and healthy fruit and vegetables.  


Scotland: A Graphic History

Jeff Fallow

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373120

This is a concise history of Scotland

in the form of a graphic novel. Both witty and informative, the book covers everything from the dinosaurs to David Cameron, with a plethora of battles, conspiracies, poets and politicians in between. Entertaining and accessible, this will appeal to teenage school kids, students, visitors and anyone else with an interest in Scottish history.

Scots in the USA

Jenni Calder

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373380

All over Scotland and the United States there are clues to the Scottish-American relationship, the legacy of centuries of trade and communication as well as that of departure and heritage. Scots in the USA discusses why Scots left their homeland, where they went once they reached the United States, and what they did when they got there.

Scots in Canada

Jenni Calder

LUATH PRESS £8.99 PB 9781908373038

In Canada there are nearly as many descendants of Scots as there are people living in Scotland. This book follows the Scottish pioneers west from Nova Scotia to the prairie frontier and on to the Pacific coast. It examines the reasons why so many Scots left their land and families. The legacy of centuries of trade and communication still binds the two countries, and Scottish Canadians keep alive the traditions that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors.

Islands that Roofed the World

Mary Withall

LUATH PRESS £5.99 PB 9781908373502

Slate has been taken from the isles off the west coast of Argyll from their earliest recorded history and the richness and quality of the deposits meant that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries slate quarrying was one of the most important industries in Scotland. This is the story of the Slate Islands past, present and future, of their geology, industry, people and way of life.

On the Trail of King Arthur: A Journey into Dark Age Scotland 

Robin Crichton

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373151

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the world’s greatest legends. Yet little is known of the truth behind the great story. This book enters the realm of conjectural history – the blurred middle ground between fact and fiction. Recorded events are linked to more shrouded possibilities and then compared to imprints on the landscape. This book includes detailed itineraries and maps, allowing readers to visit the locations and discover the clues for themselves. It is part of a project to develop an Arthur trail across Scotland.

Scotland the Brief : A Short History of a Nation 

Christopher Harvie

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931191

A new edition of this brief outline for the beginner. Illustrated.

1814 Year of Waverley

Christopher Harvie

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £5.99 PB 9781908931238

The life and times of Walter Scott and the impact of the Waverley novels. Illustrated.

Fascist Scotland Caledonia and the Far Right 

Gavin Bowd

BIRLINN £12.99 PB 9781780270524

Although Fascism in Britain is normally associated with England, the movement did find support in Scottish society. In this book Gavin Bowd relates a little-known part of Scottish history, revealing some uncomfortable truths which are bound to stimulate debate even now.

If Hitler Comes Preparing for Invasion: Scotland 1940

Gordon Barclay 

BIRLINN £20 PB 9781843410621 This book introduces the reader to a legacy of Scotland’s past that has been, until now, ignored. The heroic efforts made in the months preceding the war to prepare Scotland for an expected invasion are explored in this fascinating text.

Traditional Tales

Allan Cunningham, Tim Killick (ed)

ASLS £12.50 HB 9781906841089

A selection of folk stories steeped in the traditions of southern Scotland and northern England. Mixing the natural and supernatural, they blur the distinction between the oral traditions of the distant past and emerging ideas of literature and modernity. Originally published in 1822, these fascinating tales form an essential part of folkloric history.

Arthur’s Seat: Journeys and Evocations Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith

LUATH PRESS £7.99 PB 9781908373465

Arthur’s Seat, rising high above the Edinburgh skyline, is the city’s most awe-inspiring landmark. Although thousands climb to the summit every year, the history of the mountain remains a mystery; shrouded in myth and legend. Inspired by the NVA’s ‘Speed of Light’, this is a salute to the ancient tradition of storytelling, guiding the reader around Edinburgh’s famous ‘Resting Giant’ with an exploration of the local folklore and customs.

Of Dogs and Men

John Barrington

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781906817909

Part autobiography and part history, ‘Of Dogs and Men’ is a celebration of the long relationship between man and dog. Former shepherd Barrington mixes his own personal recollections with a history of the evolution of dogs from wild animal to man’s best friend.


Haud ma Chips, Ah’ve Drapped the Wean! Glesca Grannies’ Sayings, Patter and Advice 

Allan Morrison

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373427

A humorous and wise collection of the Scots sayings of Glasgow grannies. Covering various topics, from health and family to insults, each saying is accompanied by a straightforward English translation, Haud ma Chips is your introduction to the unique wisdom and advice of Glesca Grannies.


Rethinking George MacDonald: Contexts and Contemporaries

Christopher MacLachlan, John Patrick Pazdziora & Ginger Stelle (eds)

ASLS £12.50 PB 9781908980014

The novels of George MacDonald (1824–1905) inspired later fantasy writers such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. The essays in this anthology look at MacDonald’s engagement with the works of his contemporaries and at his interest in the social, political, and theological movements of his age.



David Hollett

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON  £40.00 HB 9781849270298

Between the years 1830 and 1930 emigration from Europe to North America took the form of a mass exodus. During these years it is estimated that about 40 million people sailed from Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe for the United States, Canada, and other distant lands. The tragic story of the Irish and Scottish clearances and evictions, leading to disproportionately large emigrations from these troubled lands receive appropriate attention. One of the concluding chapters is dedicated to the loss of the White Star liner Titanic.

Back From The Brink

Jamie Webster

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £9.99 PB 9780851748085

The fight to stop the closure of the Kvaerner Govan shipyard in Glasgow was the most high profile industrial campaign in Scotland since the UCS sit-in in the 1970’s. This is the inside story of that struggle, told in his own words by campaign leader, Govan’s yard convenor Jamie Webster.

Glenlee – The Life and Times of a Clyde Built Cape Horner 

Colin Castle & Ian MacDonald

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £20.00 HB 9780851745091

In the 10-year period beginning in 1882, 271 barques and full-riggers were built on the Clyde during which time the yards of Russell, Stephen, Connell, Lithgow and Rodger established a worldwide reputation for the construction of large sailing ships of outstanding design, quality and durability. Three-masted barque Glenlee was one such vessel. This is her fascinating story.


Bill Cumming

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £55.00 HB 9781849270137

Based on real people and events this is a gripping factual account of the background events and repercussions of the milestone launch of the world’s first 4-masted iron merchant ship in 1875. The phenomenal success of this large square rigged sailing-ship, named County of Peebles, prompted R & J Craig of Glasgow to launch a further eleven fabulous jute clippers.

Half of Glasgow’s Gone

Michael Dick

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £9.95 PB 9780851745091

Glasgow, until recently, was a major European port and this publication describes its heyday, decline, neglect and subsequent redevelopment. Glasgow’s Harbour’s significant contribution to the 1939-45 war effort is also covered in some detail. The book records an important part of Glasgow’s heritage and a similar pattern of change, redevelopment and regeneration can be seen in other British ports whose roots lay in the 19th century.

Truly Clyde Built

William Kane

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £60.00 HB 9781849270144

Scott’s of Greenock grew from a small family business building and repairing Herring Busses in 1711 to leading the world in both merchant and naval shipbuilding to the highest standards. The gates closed permanently in 1993 thus ending a great relationship between the people of Greenock and the Scott Family Enterprise. DVD with 2GB of documents, tables and photographs included.

Keepers of The Light

Malcolm MacPherson

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £10.00 HB 9781849270113

There are well over 200 lighthouses positioned around Scotland’s breathtaking and energetic coastline. The author has captured 33 of these dramatic Scottish lighthouses in watercolour for this first volume of his original paintings. Each painting is accompanied by a brief description of the lighthouse giving details of location, dimensions, history, and technical information.

At The Sharp End

George H Parker

BROWN, SON & FERGUSON £19.95 HB 9780851746104

Provides an insight into the building and repairing of ships, on the Tay, on the Clyde, on the three rivers of the northeast of England, shipbuilding labour relations, and reasons for the decline of the industry. The late George Parker, the third generation of his family to build ships, writes about shipbuilding from the “inside”.


Engine of Destruction – The 51st (Highland) Division the Great War

Colin Campbell

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £25 HB 9781908931276

Detailed and touching account of the WWI experience of the 51st Division is an amazing book in tribute to the Scottish soldier.


Parapets and Labyrinths: Poems in English and Scots  on European

Themes 1984-2012

Tom Hubbard

GRACE NOTE PUBLICATIONS £6.00 PB 9781907676239

In this book, Tom Hubbard takes us on another poetic tour of Europe, offering a number of translations (or rather transcreations) on the way.  It is a collection of poems mainly in English (but with a significant presence of the Scots language – glossary included), is a companion volume to the Chagall Winnocks, which was published by Grace Note publications in 2011.

Ten Poems from Wales: Fourteen Centuries of Verse 

Edited by Gillian Clarke


‘Ten Poems from Wales’ offers readers who are new to the poetry of Wales, and those who are already in love with it, a glimpse of a rich heritage. The ten poems, chosen by National Poet for Wales, Gillian Clarke, give the reader a taste of a beautiful, ancient and continuing literature.

An Cuilithionn 1939: The Cuillin 1939 and Unpublished Poems

Sorley MacLean, Christopher Whyte (ed)

ASLS £12.50 PB 9781906841034

This major new edition of MacLean’s epic work includes 400 lines never before published, along with MacLean’s own English translation, and an extended commentary. Forty-five other previously unpublished poems by MacLean also appear here for the first time, with facing English translations.


Blossom: A Journey Beyond Independence

Lesley Riddoch

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373694

Disentangling Scotland’s cultural identity from decades of political, social and financial baggage is no mean task, but it’s a task Lesley Riddoch is willing to undertake.  Blossom: A Journey Beyond Independence seeks Scotland’s true identity from amongst its people, its history, and the author’s own passionate and outspoken perspective. 

Arguing for Independence: Evidence, Risk and Tackling the Wicked Issues

Stephen Maxwell

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373335

By offering an assessment of the case for independence across all its dimensions, ‘Arguing for Independence’ fills a long-standing gap in Scotland’s political bookshelf as we enter a new and critical phase in the debate on Scotland’s political future. With a foreword by Owen Dudley Edwards.

Scotland The Growing Divide: Old Nation, New Ideas 

Henry McLeish

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373458

This is the follow-up to ‘Scotland: The Road Divides’, released in 2007. Five years on, and many of the conclusions reached in ‘The Road Divides’ have become a political reality. Now facing an imminent referendum on the independence of Scotland, McLeish focuses on the changing face of politics and what this means for Scotland and the UK.


Dementia Positive

John Killick

LUATH PRESS £10.99 PB 9781908373571

This book is not about the past, which has gone, or the future, which is uncertain. But it is for those who want to improve the lives of people with dementia and themselves in the Here and Now. The book is not written by an expert but by a man seeking to find new approaches concerning dementia who wishes to share his discoveries.


Raising the Standard: Rangers, the Fall and Rise 

Stewart Franklin, Chris Graham, John Gow and Alasdair McKillop

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373687

For 140 years, Rangers Football Club has been one of the most successful football clubs in the world. The events of the past two years have dented a excellent reputation but the club has emerged from this period intact and there is an opportunity to examine not just the events of the recent past but also how the club can move forward and get back to its position as the premier club in Scotland. 

The Nine-Holer Guide: Scotland’s Nine-Hole Golf Courses

Derek McAdam

LUATH PRESS £7.99 PB 9781908373601

The beautiful, quiet and often little known nine-hole golf courses offer even the lowest handicap golfer a challenge. Walk in the footsteps of golfing legends and find some surprising gems, from the prestigious nine-hole courses which hosted some of the earliest Open Championships. Helpfully divided into geographical areas, The Nine-Holer Guide includes statistics and contact details for each course.

Jewel in the Glen: Gleneagles, Golf and the Ryder Cup 

Ed Hodge

BIRLINN £25.00 HB 9781780271095

The history and impact of the Ryder Cup is traced through interviews with a wide variety of international celebrities. This book paints a unique and thorough portrait of Gleneagles, Scottish golf and the history of golf’s greatest prize.


Waverley Route – the life, death and rebirth of the Borders Railway David Spaven

ARGYLL PUBLISHING £14.99 PB/ £20.00 HB 9781906134990/9781908931009 

The story that says much about Britain’s railways in the late 1960s, and about the opportunities created by devolution of power in the last years of the twentieth century to right one of the great wrongs of the old model of London-based transport policy. A social history of the Borders as much as a transport book. Illustrated with numerous period and current photos never before published.


Great British Bike Rides: 40 Classic Routes for Road Cyclists

Dave Barter


Great British Bike Rides brings together 40 of the best road cycling rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country’s most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and scenic roads. Each ride features detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown of every detail committed cyclists require.


Scotland’s Mountains before

the Mountaineers

Ian Mitchell

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373298

This work tells the story of explorations and ascents in the Scottish Highlands in the days before mountaineering became a popular sport – when Jacobites, bandits, poachers and illicit distillers traditionally used the mountains as sanctuary.

Charlie, Meg and Me

Gregor Ewing

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373618

For the first time, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s arduous escape of 1746 has been recreated in a single journey. Gregor Ewing, along with his faithful border collie Meg, retraces Charlie’s epic 530 mile walk through remote wilderness, hidden glens, modern day roads and uninhabited islands.

Of Big Hills and Wee Men

Peter Kemp

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373304

From the time he bagged his first Munro, Peter Kemp has remained an enthusiastic hillwalker and this book is a testament to his passion for Scotland’s outdoors and hillwalking culture. Accompanied by his life-long friends from Glasgow, he takes on the big hills of Scotland, finding both escape and companionship amongst the mountains of Scotland.

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros, Vol 4: Cairngorms South (including Lochnagar)

Ralph Storer

LUATH PRESS £9.99 PB 9781908373519

The Ultimate Guide to the Munros Vol 4 is the latest in the rucksack friendly series, which provides details of all the practicable routes up the Munros. With a combination of reliable advice and quirky humour, this book is the perfect route guide and ideal hill walking companion. 

Walking with Wildness: Experiencing the Watershed of Scotland

Peter Wright

LUATH PRESS £7.99 PB 9781908373441

In the follow up to his acclaimed Ribbon of Wildness, Peter Wright has compiled twenty-six walks along the Watershed of Scotland’s path, making this hitherto unknown landscape accessible to every walker seeking a new challenge. For the first time, walkers can experience the marvel of the Scottish watershed.

Caleb’s List: Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur’s Seat Kellan MacInnes

LUATH PRESS £16.99 HB 9781908373533

In this beautifully written book, MacInnes interweaves his own experience of living with HIV with a description and history of ‘the Arthurs’. Written in an evocative style that mixes history, biography, memory and romantic lyricism, Caleb’s List is a hill-walking book with a difference.

From this Issue

Cardinal Virtues

by Jonathan Wright

Mood Swings

by Rosemary Goring

In the Wilds of Aberdeen

by Mandy Haggith

The Traverse at Fifty

by Joseph Farrell

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