The Eagle’s Way

Jim Crumley

Eagles capture our imaginations but their presence is sometimes controversial. Change
is afoot for the eagles of Scotland and in this account Crumley uses years of experience in
observing these birds to give a breathtaking account of how they interact with each
other and the Scottish landscape.

The K2 Man (and his Molluscs)

Catherine Moorehead
(Neil Wilson Publishing)

In 1861 Henry Haversham Godwin- Austen undertook an astonishing
expedition, opening the way to the mountain we now call K2 and exploring the glacial
systems that surround it. This is an account of his remarkable life, and his passion for
mountaineering and natural science.

Material Culture and Sedition 1688 — 1760

Murray Pittock
(Palgrave Macmillan)

This study explores the ways in which material culture was used to avoid prosecution for
Jacobite treason in the 18th century. Arguing that modern Britain was shaped by a political
repression that gave birth to a counterculture of treacherous objects, it lays forth a
new methodology for how we approach this period.

Lexical Variation and Attrition in the Scottish
Fishing Communities

Robert McColl Millar, William Barras & Lisa Maria Bonnici
(Edinburgh University Press)

Dialects are slowly giving way to the standard and this is particularly true of dialects associated
with traditional ways of life. This study discusses these changes in relation to the north
east of Scotland’s fishing communities and offers a thought provoking
study of how changes in society impact on language.


The Scottish Town in the Age of Enlightenment 1740 — 1820

Bob Harris & Charles McKean
(Edinburgh University Press)

This study tells the story of a transformation in urban environments in the period we now
call the Scottish Enlightenment. Drawing on detailed archival research it tells the story
of how Scottish burghs improved themselves in the eighteenth century and explores
the significance of this for our understanding of a society in a state of transition.

Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish
Highlands after 1914

Iain J M Robertson
(Ashgate Publishing)

While land protest in the Highlands of Scotland is often associated with the 19th century, this study demonstrates the ongoing social protest that persisted after the Great War. Exploring
this topic through the prisms of popular memory and land disturbance it helps
re-negotiate our understanding of the history of land protest in the region.