A wolf isn’t just for Xmas

Although it LOOKS quite Christmassy (unless you’re in Scotland, in which case snow can mean it’s Winter, Spring or Autumn…), this gem from Emma Barnes is actually an all-year-round story. It won the Fantastic Book Awards. And rightly so. It’s insightful (especially about adults) and heart-warming. Adults: beware of lumps forming in your throats if you’re reading…

Strident to carry Neetah Books list

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release   Strident to carry Neetah Books list Independent Scottish publisher Neetah Books is partnering with fellow independent Strident Publishing as it launches its list. Neetah specialises in books by well-known Scots. Its first was Habbie to Jeely-Eater, the humorous and poignant autobiography of Alexandria-based minister Ian Miller, known, amongst other…

The Robertsons – back in print

Good news if you, or someone you know, is a Robertson, or a descendent of one. The Robertsons: Clan Donnachaidh in Atholl has just come back into print. It’s a meticulously researched history of the clan written by its current chief, James Irvine Robertson. The clan includes Duncans and Reids in addition to Robertsons. You…

What is a ‘Fencible’ regiment?

It’s short for ‘Defensible’ (despite the swapping of the ‘c’ for the ‘s’). This is a great insight into the massive social upheavals that impacted Scotland in the late 1700s, seen through the eyes of some of those charged with keeping the peace. They were not always a cohesive group… “The worthless infamous Macdonell of…