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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
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...
BookThe story of Islay, Jura and Colonsay is one of the most fascinating amongst all the Hebrides. They have had substantial human occupation since earliest times and man has left many relics across the islands, from tools and artefacts of mesolithic times to the modern-day distilleries of Islay and Jura....
Caldwell, David H
BookFonn’s Duthchas: Land and Legacy was produced to accompany the travelling exhibition of the same name for Highland 2007 which included iconic items from the collections of National Museums Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland. A narrative (in Gaelic and English) by Professor James...
Hunter, James ; Cheape, Hugh
BookThe humorous and intricately designed hoard of Lewis Chessmen is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. The Lewis Chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, in the early nineteenth century. It of seated consisted kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on...
Caldwell, David H ; Hall, Mark A ; Wilkinson, Caroline M
BookA comparative study of Scotland’s global military diaspora, focusing on the impact of the Great War. Between the 1820s and 1914 over two million people emigrated from Scotland, settling primarily in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. One of the most distinctive ways in which the influence of...
Forsyth, David ; Ugolini, Wendy