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One of Scotland's most loved cultural figures adds his voice to the independence debate.
The Scottish Question offers a fresh interpretation of what has made Scotland distinctive and how this changed over time, drawing on an array of primary and secondary sources.
A retelling of the historical figure of Scotland's Robert the Bruce, the famous unifer of Scotland.
A look at the questions that must be asked and the realities that must be faced ahead of the 2014 referendum.
As the Scottish people prepare for their biggest ever collective decision with a proposed referendum near at hand, The Independence Book forcefully sets out the Case for Independence. The Imperativ...
The debate about Scotland's independence is coming to the fore and so, in this revised and expanded Second Edition of The Road to Independence, Murray Pittcock gives an account of modern Scottish nationalism, as well as historical account of the country's role in Britain. Comprehensive and insightful, this is perfect for students of politics, history, law, social science and to all wishing to understand the rapidly changing face of the UK.
Scotland’s maritime heritage is a highly significant one, embracing as it does a quite outstanding contribution to Britain’s development both as an empire and as the world’s leadi...
This fascinating work is the only book to set out in full what Scottish independence has meant in literature.
Published on the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie disaster, this book uses analysis, reports and statements to uncover the facts about the case.
A look at the SNP's rise for power and fight for Scottish independence.
Award-winning financial journalist Ian Fraser reveals how the ‘light touch, limited touch’ approach to financial regulation of New Labour and the aggressive, confrontational, autocratic and reckless style of Fred Goodwin led to disaster, not just for the Royal Bank of Scotland, but for everyone in the UK.
An examination of one of the most notorious acts of terrorism in recent history.
With a compelling emphasis on human history, Michael Fry looks at Scottish crises through history and the legacy it has left behind.
Lesley Riddoch identifies components of Scottish identity from decades of political and social tangle in a passionate and insightful call to restore equality and control to local communities that will allow Scotland to flourish.
A unique celebration of Scottish history and achievement, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith.
A very real, fascinating and tempestuous history of Scottish travellers. Jess Smith draws on personal experiences to highlight both the tragic consequences of traveller life and the charming traditions to be enjoyed.
The struggle between the fecund Stewarts and the barren Tudors is generally seen only in terms of the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. But very little has been said about the background to their intense rivalry.
Gavin McCrone's book sheds light on the economic issues that Scotland, and indeed Britain as a whole could face following the referendum in 2014.
Scotland has always been the land of fierce warriors and epic battles. Follow the various armies waging war across the land to find out how Scotland became a kingdom united.
A thoroughly researched yet always accessible and realistic account of the battle Scotland has tried to forget.
In 1509 the young Henry VIII renewed his father's Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Scotland. Yet by 1511 he was already planning an invasion of France, Scotland's traditional ally. Over the next two years, the King of Scots, James IV, resisted both the threats of Henry VIII and the blandishments of Louis XII of France. But in 1513 he was forced to choose.
A collection of essays on why Scotland should remain within the UK.
Between May 1940 and the summer of 1941 the British people expected a German invasion that, had it succeeded, would have enslaved them into the Nazis’ racist war. This period saw an unparalle...
Andy Wightman updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland's history.
This book seeks to evaluate the Scottish Government’s obsession with renewable energy, while at the same time looking at alternative sources of power that may prevent the lights going out across Scotland.
In Arguing for Independence author Stephen Maxwell opens with a chapter on The Ways We Argue before exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments for independence
Analyses the rise and fall of Labour in Scotland and asks: is Labour's decline irreversible?
A unique perspective into the history of Scotland using maps; from the earliest representations to the most recent satellite imagery. Complete with beautiful illustrations courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.
Social justice and social policy in Scotland offers a critical engagement with the state of social policy in one of the devolved nations of the UK, a decade after the introduction of devolution. Pr...
Alex Salmond is known throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond as the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland's First Minister, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, what makes him a Nationalist, what shaped his political views, and what sort of country he believes an independent Scotland can be.
The autobiography of Tam Dalyell, former Labour MP and Father of the House.
In these concise, accessible volumes, expert politicos put forward the case for each of the main political parties, exploring their policies, personnel, and commitments and looking at how each is likely to address issues facing these isles.
This book argues that while Anglo-Saxon culture has given rise to virtually no myths at all, myth has played a central role in the historical development of Scottish identity.
Love her or hate her, there is no escaping the impact Margaret Thatcher had on post-war Scottish politics.
Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history
A major new textbook providing a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Scottish politics and policy and assessment of the new institutions of devolved government.
A spell-binding journey through Scotland, county by county; unearthing legends, exploring architecture and reveling in the riches that are on offer. An eye-opener for any traveler.
Beauty, poetry, love, tragedy and murder. These are all the things associated with Mary, Queen of Scotland that is re-told in a most magnificent manner.