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  • They Belonged to Glasgowby Rudolph Kenna; Ian Sutherland

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 11.67

    Glasgow's current status as a cult city with a worldwide reputation for chic clubs and hip hotels is deserved, but its humble origins lie in the medieval town based around the High Street and in the numerous villages which once lay outside the city boundaries. As the city spread these communities, such as like Anderston and Partick, were consumed... more...

  • The Hogmanay Companionby Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary... more...

  • Last of the Puffermenby Keith McGinn

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    For any fan of the exploits of Para Handy and the motley crew of the Vital Spark, this memoir is not to be missed. Keith McGinn's capers on the puffers off Scotland's West Coast are funnier than Neil Munro's tales at times, but they are also sadder too. The thing is, all of these stories are true. McGinn worked on those puffers, man and boy, for nearly... more...

  • Himalayan Playgroundby Trevor Braham; Doug Scott

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    During the twilight years of the British Raj Trevor Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga and its satellite peaks exerted a strong influence upon him, arousing later ambitions. After early trips... more...

  • Robert Burns: A Life in Lettersby George Scott Wilkie

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    What is often forgotten about Robert Burns is that he was a prolific writer of letters and had the ability to correspond with people from every walk of life. Whereas his poems and songs were composed in the Scots dialect, his letters were written in perfect English prose. Many of his letters to his platonic lover, Clarinda, are to be found here along... more...

  • Practical Food Smokingby Kate Walker

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 13.11

    The craft of smoking food was once commonly practised in order to preserve food-stuffs and enhance flavour, but the advent of the cold-store, the fridge and chemical food preservatives saw the decline of the practice. However, as consumer demand for wholesome produce increases, the interest in food smoking is becoming greater. Kate Walker, a professional... more...

  • The Story of Scotlandby Nigel Tranter

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed. Nigel Tranter... more...

  • Labour of Loveby Torquil Cowan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    This is the story of Robert Smiliie,MP and trailblazing trade unionist who was born into poverty in Belfast in 1857. He moved to Scotland when he was 15 to join his brother James and became a miner at 17 in Larkhall. This opened his eyes to the way miners were treated by the mine owners and he realised that strong unions and the creation of a political... more...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort... more...

  • No Quarter Givenby Christian Aikman

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    A unique historical record compiled from the rolls made by the Hanoverian army of the Duke of Cumberland after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Every Scottish regiment present at the battle has been recorded and the following are detailed: Stewarts of Appin, Atholl Brigade, Bannerman of Elsick's, Cameron of Locheil's, Chisholm of Strathglass', Duke... more...