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A Handbook of Scotland’s History

The Essential Guide for Browsers, Patriots, Explorers, Genealogists, Tourists, Time Travellers and Quiz Buffs

Michael Kerrigan
  • RRP: £12.99 (print)
  • Series: A Handbook of...
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: pages
  • ISBN: 9781910192337
  • Genres: Culture, History
  • Book tags: Scotland, history
  • Publication date: May 12, 2016

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The Essential Guide to Scottish History. Scotland has more history than you can shake a spurtle at, or a shinty stick, or a sporran – one of the many reasons for the nation’s newfound pride in its own glorious past. The richness of our history also explains why visitors find their trips to this land of contradictions so memorable: as stunning as our scenery is, there’s plenty of tradition and time capsules aplenty to explore on a rainy day. This handbook offers an inspirational resource for those who want to discover more about this land of Roman and Viking raids, the scene for epic battles, the historic home of the Enlightenment. From geological origins to the momentous Independence Referendum, this is the essential accessible guide to exploring Scotland’s history.


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  • Rights: The Essential Guide to Scottish History. Scotland has more history than you can shake a spurtle at, or a shinty stick, or a sporran – one of the many reasons for the nation’s newfound pride in its own glorious past. The richness of our history also explains why visitors find their trips to this land of contradictions so memorable: as stunning as our scenery is, there’s plenty of tradition and time capsules aplenty to explore on a rainy day. This handbook offers an inspirational resource for those who want to discover more about this land of Roman and Viking raids, the scene for epic battles, the historic home of the Enlightenment. From geological origins to the momentous Independence Referendum, this is the essential accessible guide to exploring Scotland’s history.
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  • BISAC code(s): 1DBKS
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A Handbook of Scotland’s History

About the author

Michael Kerrigan

Michael Kerrigan is an Edinburgh-based writer, historian and critic. The author of more than thirty books on history and culture, he has been a long-standing critic for The Scotsman and the London Review of Books and contributed the culture chapter of A Handbook of Scotland’s Coasts.

Praise for the companion titles A Handbook of Scotland’s Wild Harvests, A Handbook of Scotland’s Coasts and A Handbook of Scotland’s Trees:
“An inspiring and comprehensive resource… reveals so many
new possibilities.” – Andrew Fairlie, chef at Gleneagles, 2 Michelin star restaurant

“This incredibly informative handbook details all things edible, drinkable and sustainable.” – Neil Forbes, Scottish Restaurant Awards’ Chef of the Year 2011

“This book inspires. It is a delight.” – Roddy Fairley, Scottish Natural Heritage. “A little gem… beautifully published and good value.” – Smallwoods Magazine