Birlinn

We found 91 items
View
Sort by
View as

Mull, Iona & Ardnamurchan

Paperback
by McKirdy, Alan
Lying off the south-western tip of Mull, the island of Iona has huge significance as the first important centre of Christianity in Scotland. But the Abbey itself is built upon rocks that tell of events of much greater antiquity: the Lewisian gneisses of western Iona are some of the oldest rocks in the world. Alan McKirdy explores the fascinating geology of the area - in particular the eruption of two major ...
In stock online
Online Stock:
27 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 3 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 24 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£6.99
£6.99

101 Gins: To Try Before You Die

Hardback
by Buxton, Ian
We're in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors - where gin is de rigueur. From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond) this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of gin, and t...
In stock online
Online Stock:
101 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£12.99
£12.99

Walking the Border: A Journey Between Scotland and England

Paperback
by Crofton, Ian
In this book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in 1603. Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man's land - the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart? During ...
In stock online
Online Stock:
45 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 43 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

Arran

Paperback
by McKirdy, Alan
The Isle of Arran dominates the Firth of Clyde. A favourite haunt of holidaymakers, it is also a place of fascination for the geologist, offering a huge variety of rocks that represent a massive slice through geological time. From the ancient bent and buckled strata of Dalradian - a small fragment of the roots of the once mighty Scottish Highlands - the dramatic Northern mountains through which ice gouged i...
In stock online
Online Stock:
24 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 22 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£7.99
£7.99

Skye

Paperback
by McKirdy, Alan
The Isle of Skye offers a magical combination of wild land and breath-taking natural beauty. Skye's geological history involves some of the most ancient rocks on the planet; a grandstand view as the Highlands of Scotland were formed over 400 million years ago and the development of one of the mightiest volcanoes ever to blow its top. Skye is also known as Scotland's 'dinosaur island', yielding the remains o...
In stock online
Online Stock:
18 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 16 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£7.99
£7.99

The Book of Bere: Orkney's Ancient Grain

Paperback
by Ashworth, Liz
Bere is the native barley of Orkney. In the past it was an important multi-use crop and a staple of the Scottish diet, though its use declined as more easily-processed crops were introduced. Bere is still grown on Orkney farms by an agricultural contractor employed by the Birsay Heritage Trust who run the Barony Mill, Orkney's last operating water mill. Here the grain is milled into beremeal, a cream-colour...
In stock online
Online Stock:
16 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 14 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£7.99
£7.99

Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent

Hardback
by Roxburgh, Angus
In the course of the past 45 years, Angus Roxburgh has translated Tolstoy, met three successive Russian presidents and been jinxed by a Siberian shaman. He has come under fire in war zones and been arrested by Chechen thugs. He was wooed by the KGB, who then decided he would make a lousy spy and expelled him from the country. In Moscow Calling Roxburgh presents his Russia - not the Russia of news reports, b...
In stock online
Online Stock:
36 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 34 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£17.99
£17.99

Scotland: A History from Earliest Times

Paperback
by Moffat, Alistair
From the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, historian and author Alistair Moffat explores the history of the Scottish nation. As well as focusing on key moments in the nation's history such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite Risings, Moffat also features other episodes in history that are perhaps less well documented. From prehistoric timber halls to inventions and literature, Moffat's ta...
In stock online
Online Stock:
45 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 43 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£14.99
£14.99

A Human Love Story: Journeys to the Heart

Paperback
by Hopwood, Matt
Matt Hopwood set off with just a small bag and a walking stick, no possessions and an open mind to walk many hundreds of miles the length and breadth of the country. He relied entirely on the generosity of strangers for shelter and asked people to tell him their transforming stories. They did. All of these deeply enthralling, profoundly honest stories weave a web of tenderness, connection, compassion and co...
In stock online
Online Stock:
60 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

Paperback
by McKendrick, John
The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. Devised by William Paterson, the stratagem was to create a major trading station between Europe and the East. It could have been a triumph, but inadequate preparation and organization ensured it was a catast...
In stock online
Online Stock:
21 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 19 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£12.99
£12.99

Sunset Song

Paperback
by Grassic Gibbon, Lewis
Faced with the choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, the spirited Chris Guthrie decides to remain in her rural community. But as the devastation of the First World War leaves her life-and community-in tatters, she must draw strength from what she loves and endure, like the land she loves so intensely. Brutal and beautiful, passionate and powerful, S...
In stock online
Online Stock:
100 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£7.99
£7.99

How to be a Cyclist: An A-Z of Life on Two Wheels

Paperback
by Deering, John
No bicycle repair was ever made easier by turning your bike upside down. White shorts are for other people. A helmet perched on the back of your head is perfect if you ride your bike backwards - These and a host of other handy pointers jostle for attention within this A - Z guide to being a cyclist.
In stock online
Online Stock:
100 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£8.99
£8.99

The Clyde: Mapping the River

Hardback
by Moore, John
The Clyde is arguably the most evocative of Scottish rivers. Its mention conjures up a variety of images of power, productivity and pleasure from its `bonnie banks' through the orchards of south Lanarkshire to its association with shipbuilding and trade and the holiday memories of thousands who fondly remember going `doon the watter'. Its story reflects much of the history of the lands it flows through and ...
In stock online
Online Stock:
54 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£30.00
£30.00

Wild Island: A Year in the Hebrides

Paperback
by Smith, Jane
This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by the RSPB for the benefit of wildlife, and follows artist Jane Smith, as she attempts to portray the interactions of wildlife, farm animals and human inhabitants. A humo...
In stock online
Online Stock:
35 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 34 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£20.00
£20.00

Maclean's Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky

Paperback
by MacLean, Charles
Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by science. Whiskypedia explores these influences. Introductory sections provide an historical overview, and an explanation of the contribution made by each stage of the production process. Each entry...
In stock online
Online Stock:
11 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 2 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 9 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£14.99
£14.99

Scotland's Last Frontier: A Journey Along the Highland Line

Paperback
by Moffat, Alistair
The Highland Line is the most profound internal boundary in Britain. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly portion mark the furthest north the Romans got) it divides the country both geologically and culturally, signalling the border between highland and lowland, Celtic and English-speaking, crofting and farming. In Scotland's Last Frontier best-selling author Ali...
In stock online
Online Stock:
54 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£9.99
£9.99

The Scots Kitchen: Its Traditions and Recipes

Paperback
by McNeil, F. Marian
This is the first new edition of The Scots Kitchen for over thirty years. Beautifully laid out for a new generation of readers and with charming line illustrations by Ian Macintosh, it is introduced by the well-known cookery writer and broadcaster, Catherine Brown. She describes the impact this pioneering book has had on the whole of Scottish cuisine and traces the fascinating life story of Marian McNeill h...
In stock online
Online Stock:
21 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 20 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£14.99
£14.99

Argyll & the Islands

Paperback
by McKirdy, Alan
Argyll and the islands that lie off from the west coast of the Kintyre are some of the most historically resonant places in Scotland. But the rocks beneath tell a story of an even more ancient world that stretches back billions of years. In this book Alan McKirdy explains how much of the ancient bedrock of the area was created from a once-towering mountain; how granites were formed deep in the Earth's crust...
In stock online
Online Stock:
31 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 30 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£6.99
£6.99

The Hebrides: By the presenter of BBC TV's Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Paperback
by Murton, Paul
Paul Murton has spent half-a lifetime exploring some of the most beautiful islands in the world - the Hebrides. He has travelled the length and breadth of the Scotland's rugged, six-thousand-mile coast line, and sailed to over eighty islands.
In stock online
Online Stock:
100 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 50+ in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£14.99
£14.99

The Russian Civil War

Paperback
by Mawdsley, Evan
The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920, out of which the Soviet Union was born, was one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. The collapse of the Tsarist regime and the failure of the Kerensky Provisional Government nearly led to the complete disintegration of the Russian state. This book, however, is not simply the story of that collapse and the rebellion that accompanied it, but of the pain...
In stock online
Online Stock:
15 available
Available in stores
  • London Store - 1 in stock
  • Bristol Store - Out of stock
  • Warehouse - 14 in stock

Order before 5pm to collect from your chosen store after 3pm the next working day.

Find out more about Click & Collect
£14.99
£14.99
View
Sort by
View as