Madgie: A Life In Farming

Marjory (Madgie) MacQueen was born in 1923 on her parents’ farm of Achnahannet, three miles up in the hills above Dulnain Bridge in Strathspey. The eldest of three girls, Madgie helped her father on the farm from an early age, taking over after his death. Madgie was a prominent member of the farming community, a…


Genre: Agriculture, Autobiography, Farming, Librario, Local history, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Subjects: farming, Highlands, horses, ponies, Scotland, Uplands

Three Island Lives: The Story of the Campbell Triplets of South Uist

The life story of Christine, Mary and Theresa Campbell – triplets born in 1952 to a crofting family in South Uist. They were the first identical triplets to be born on the Islands for over 60 years. Three of fourteen children born to Catherine and Angus Campbell, they grew up in a typical four-roomed croft…


Genre: Biography, Librario, Non-fiction, Scotland
Subjects: crofting, Hebrides, South Uist, triplets

Mountain Fever

In his innovative book, Paul Carpenter opens up to us six very different walking experiences. From the beautiful glens of Scotland’s historic mountains, scenes of many a battle, to the wild scenery of the Adirondacks and Norway Paul finds much to interest the walker. No journey is complete without meeting the locals and learning the…


Genre: Librario, Non-fiction, Outdoors, Scotland, Travel
Subjects: Adirondacks, Australia, legend, moutaineering, New Zealand, Norway

Creswell

For the first time well known Scottish cartoonist, Creswell, has published a book of her best-selling cartoons. Today, many a Creswell cartoon hangs in the smallest room and elsewhere. Her depiction of Scottish country life not only captures the stereotypical view of Highlanders at home and at play, but always there is more than a…


Genre: Cartoon, Librario, Scotland
Subjects: country life, countryside, Creswell, Highlanders, Scottish Field, The Herald

A Vintage Port: Reflections on a Clydeside Childhood

John Brown (no relation to the shipyard owner) has produced in a vintage port a wonderfully nostalgic and humorous collection of memories and anecdotes from the forties and fifties. A Vintage Port is filled with images of tenement life in Port Glasgow and descriptions of close-knit families and their camaraderie, where experiences include both simple…


Genre: Autobiography, Librario, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Series: Reflections on a Clydeside Childhood |

Tudor Johnny, City Architect of Aberdeen; The Life & Works of John Smith

By the author of The Life & Works of Archibald Simpson. John Smith – ‘Tudor Johnny’ – was born in 1781 to a master builder and architect in Aberdeen, the City over which he was to have a profound influence during his long career. Following in his father’s footsteps John entered the family business where…


Genre: Architecture, Librario, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Subjects: Aberdeen, Archibald Simpson, Architecture, Scottish history, Tudor Johnny

The Story of the Lovat Scouts: 1900-1980 (with contributions to 2000)

This unique Regiment of Scouts was raised by Lord Lovat in 1900, mainly from Highland stalkers. Valiant, hardy and unorthodox, they and their successors distinguished themselves in two world wars. In a variety of roles they were always superb in fieldcraft, spying and reconnaissance. Today the Lovat Scouts cap badge is proudly worn by the…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Subjects: Army Cadet Force, Highlanders, Lord Lovat, Lovat Scouts, Northern Isles, Orkney Independent Cadet Battery, Royal Company of Archers, World War I, World War II

An Upland Place: Further Writings from Elizabeth Macpherson

More of Elizabeth Macpherson’s writing, taken from the 1960s, is remembered in this second book following Leaning On A Gate, which recorded life on a small upland farm during the 1940s and 50s. Elizabeth took to writing after the death of her husband Ian in 1944 and her weekly column became a favourite in The…


Genre: History, Journalism, Librario, Non-fiction, Scotland
Subjects: farming, Highlands, Scotland
Illustrated by Joanne Yeadon

Scotland’s Heroes, Rembered & Forgotten

In this book, filled with colourful figures past and present, John Lindsey reveals the background of the many personalities honoured with a statue in their own country. With great historical accuracy and humour he takes the reader on a journey across Scotland, disclosing little-known facts about the figures of William Wallace, Andrew Carnegie as well…


Genre: Biography, History, Librario, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history, Travel
Subjects: Carnegie, Desperate Dan, Grey Friars Bobby, Robert Burns, William Wallace

The Great Moray Floods of 1829

In spite of the floods caused by modern day global warming it is a fact that the greatest floods ever to have hit the North of Scotland occurred in August 1829. Heavy rains deluged the lands from Wick to the Grampian Mountains. A combination of drought, followed by freak weather conditions caused the rivers especially…


Genre: History, Librario, Local history, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Subjects: Banff, Elgin, Grampian, Inverness, Moray

The Good Sir James: The Life of James Grant of Castle Grant

Life in the north of Scotland during the eighteenth century for most people, was rudimentary at best. The national government was remote and local government unheard of, leaving social organization to the community. James Grant of Grant was born at Castle Grant in 1738. On the death of his father Sir Ludovick in 1773, James…


Genre: Biography, History, Librario, Local history, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Subjects: Age of Improvement, famine, French Revolution, Inverness, MP, Scotland, Seafield, Sir James Grant, Strathspey, Urquhart