BookOver centuries, war and military service have shaped the way the world sees Scotland and the way the Scots see themselves. Using key objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland, particularly the National War Museum of Scotland to illustrate the book’s narrative, the authors uncover the historical forces behind...
Allan, Stuart ; Carswell, Allan L
BookThis exhibition catalogue celebrates the glittering tradition of silversmithing in Scotland over seven centuries. This lavishly illustrated book unearths the stories behind the makers, objects and owners of the most exemplary pieces of silver, past and present - from the ‘mazer’, or communal drinking cup, linked with Robert the Bruce...
Dalgleish, George ; Fothringham, Henry Steuart
BookMountains and lochs, rugged terrain, challenging weather, seclusion: the Scottish highlands had everything that was needed to prepare soldiers for Commando warfare. From 1940-44 highland properties were selected and transformed into special training centres to teach guerrilla methods, assault landings and survival techniques. Commando Country looks across the origins and...
BookFolk tales and beliefs are as important a part of cultural history as novels or organised religion. Robert Burns and the Hellish Legion explores some aspects of life in the world in which Burns lived and wrote, the supernatural beliefs which people held, and how they fitted into their everyday...