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Into the Peatlands: A Journey through the Moorland Year

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by Robin A Crawford
The peatlands of the Outer Hebrides are half land, half water. Their surface is a glorious tweed woven from tiny, living sphagnums rich in wildlife, but underneath is layer upon layer of dead mosses transforming into the peat. One can, with care, walk out onto them, but stop and you begin to sink into them. For time immemorial the peatlands have been places - for humans at least - of seasonal habitation but...
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Travels With a Stick: A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela

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by Frazer, Richard
Almost 300,000 people `officially' complete the journey to Santiago each year - hundreds of thousands more travel at least part of the way.
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The Viking Isles: Travels in Orkney and Shetland

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by Murton, Paul
Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north - the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland - which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga. Today this fascinating Scandanavian legacy can be found everywhere - in physical remains, place-names, local traditions and folklore, and much else besides.
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Mull, Iona & Ardnamurchan

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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 ...
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The Sticker Atlas of Scotland

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by Blathwayt, Benedict
This sticker atlas is a stimulating and fun way to introduce children to the various regions of Scotland and introduce the immense variety of the country's landscape, flora and fauna, and places of cultural significance. Ben Blathwayt is renowned for his beautiful and detailed illustrative work, which is ideal for this medium.
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Orkney & Shetland: Landscapes in Stone

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by McKirdy, Alan
The archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland are the products of some of the most dramatic events which have occurred in the Earth's history. The Shetlands are the eroded roots of a vast mountain range that once soared to Himalayan heights and extended from Scandinavia to the Appalachians. Around 65 million years ago, this mighty chain was split asunder by the shifting of the Earth's tectonic plates, and the ...
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A Taste of Scotland's Islands

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by Lawrence, Sue
Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey - a trip round some of Scotland's many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100 recipes, mainly created from ingredients and produce she came across in her travels. Some of the recipes are traditional, for example using seaweed or reestit mutton in a ...
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The Little Book of Scottish Beasties

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by Kirby, Tim
Scotland is renowned for the huge range of its wildlife, which comes in all shapes and sizes. In this book Tim Kirby introduces 45 of them, from the iconic red deer and golden eagle to the Highland cow and ubiquitous midge. In addition, he offers his take on animals of myth and legend, such as the world-famous Loch Ness Monster and the mysteriously watery kelpies. And he also includes other creatures which ...
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Britain's DNA Journey: Our Remarkable Genetic Story

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by Moffat, Alistair
In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects - kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious - this is a people's history, a narrative made from stories only DNA can tell, which offers insights into who we are and where we come from. Based on exciting new researc...
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The New History of Orkney

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by Thompson, William P.L.
For much of its history, Orkney had its own language, culture and institutions. The prehistoric inhabitants created monuments which are unmatched anywhere in Europe, and the medieval period saw the magnificent earldom that expressed itself through the Orkneyinga Saga and the building of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Like Shetland, Orkney was heavily influenced by Viking traders and raiders from Scandinav...
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Scotland: Her Story: The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It

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by Goring, Rosemary
Scotland's history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries.
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Whiskies Galore: A Tour of Scotland's Island Distilleries

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by Buxton, Ian
Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavours are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years.
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Skye

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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...
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The Colouring Book of Scotland

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by Muldoon, Eilidh
A unique Scottish colouring book suitable for adults as well as children featuring 20 of the country's most iconic places, including:Edinburgh Castle * Forth Rail Bridge * St Andrews * HMS Discovery, Dundee * Balmoral castle * Loch Ness/Urquart Castle * Dunrobin * Castle, Stromness, Orkney * Skara Brae * Callanish standing stones * Lews Castle, Lewis * Highland Games * Eilean Donan * Duart Castle, Mull * To...
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School Ship Tobermory

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by McCall Smith, Alexander
Follow the exploits of the children who go to a most unusual school - the sail-powered training ship Tobermory. When a film crew arrives in Tobermory Bay, Ben and Fee are invited to be extras. But their suspicions are soon aroused - is the film crew genuine, or are they up to something sinister? Ben and Fee soon discover the truth when they uncover a dastardly plan masterminded by a South American businessm...
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Manchester: Mapping the City

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by Wyke, Terry
Manchester is one the world's most iconic cities. Not only was it the first industrial city, it can claim to be the first post-industrial city. This book uses historic maps and unpublished and original plans to chart the dramatic growth and transformation of Manchester as it grew rich on its cotton trade from the late 18th century, experienced periods of boom and bust through the Victorian period, and began...
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101 Gins To Try Before You Die: Fully Revised and Updated Edition

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by Buxton, Ian
We're in the middle of a 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.
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Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?

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by Dunt, Ian
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Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay

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by Cholawo, Anne
Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay - 'Access by courtesy of fishing boat'. She had never heard of Soay before, let alone visited it, but something inexplicable drew her there. Within ten minutes of stepping off the said fishing boat, she had fallen under the spell o...
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101 Rums to Try Before You Die

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by Buxton, Ian
Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen just as the preferred tipple for tipsy pirates. The craft drinks movement has certainly stimulated the rum world, with high numbers of new artisan rum brands launching around the world in the last few years. The rise of the rum cocktails is another successful trend, with the popularity of mojitos and mai tai contr...
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