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

The Poet Chief: Alexander Robertson, 13th Struan, 1670-1749

In the spring of 1749, having made his peace with God, an old man was dying. His bed lay amid the remains of a burnt-out thatched cottage on the southern shore of Loch Rannoch in Perthshire. So was ending the life of Alexander Robertson, 13th of Struan, one of the most famous – some would…


Genre: Biography, Librario, Non-fiction, Scottish history
Subjects: Highlands, Jacobite, Loch Rannoch, Stuarts

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

The Story Of Nethy Bridge

Whether you live in Nethy Bridge or are a visitor, this is the book for you. In 1810, Thomas Telford the famous Scottish engineer, designed the bridge over the river Nethy thus giving a name and easy access to the scattered settlement sheltering in the shadow of the Cairngorm mountains. Nethy Bridge, one of the…


Genre: History, Librario, Local history, Non-fiction
Subjects: Cairngorm, Highlands, Nethy Bridge, Thomas Telford

Eighty Years In The Highlands: The Life & Times of Osgood H Mackenzie of Inverewe, 1842-1922

From 1863 Osgood Hanbury Mackenzie created and developed a garden at Inverewe, on the remote north-west coast of Scotland. It has become famous across the world for the variety and rarity of plants grown ‘in a region in which it had not been thought possible for them to exist’. However, few of the thousands of…


Genre: Gardening, History, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: 1800s, crofting, Gaelic, Gairloch, Gardening, Highlands, Inverewe, Landscape, Osgood Hanbury Mackenzie, Plants, Poolewe, Poor Law, Scotland, Wester Ross