Ploughing the City

£5.00

Our cities are constantly changing and evolving as are our views on our place within them. Covid-19 and the restrictions on movement it brought, have forever changed how we view our public spaces, what they offer us and what we truly need from them.  In their pamphlet, artist Ruth Ewan and curator Sorcha Carey examine how our cities look, work and evolve through the lens of public art and creativity. Read more

Myth & Reality: The Nature of Scottish Identity

£6.00

The fourth in the Saltire Series sees writer and broadcaster Magnus Linklater look at the traditional values said to define Scottishness; do they still hold true or, are myths repeated so often they are simply taken as the truth without any backup? Magnus looks at Scotland’s historical milestones and how they stand up to scrutiny. Read more

Nevertheless

£6.00

‘Nevertheless’, by Allan Massie makes the case for a No vote in the Independence Referendum. Its partnering pamphlet, ‘Dreaming Scotland’, authored by the novelist and poet William McIlvanney sets out his own reasons for voting Yes. Read more

Second Wind

£8.40

Released in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library, Second Wind is a collection of almost 50 finely-crafted poems from award-winning Scottish writers Douglas Dunn, Vicki Feaver and Diana Hendry. Read more

Meeting Places; A Celebration of 85 Years of the Saltire Society

£7.00

Introduced by of Sunday Times bestselling author Clare Hunter. Read more

Rebuilding Scotland

£6.00

Architect Neil Gillespie OBE takes the Saltire Society’s 1941 publication Building Scotland as his starting point. This pamphlet is a provocative take on what’s wrong with so much of modern architecture: from its uniformity to its reliance on system-built prefabrication, from the threat globalisation imposes on all things local and distinct to the curse of the “starchitect”. Read more

Making Better Out of Good

£6.00

Catherine Brown’s pamphlet delves in to the history of Scottish food. Looking at Scotland’s sometimes fraught relationship with its food, Catherine shows us how by looking back we can find a way forward where people can choose food and drink which supports the dynamic characters making better out of good. Read more

Edinburgh: Singing the City

£8.40

Edinburgh: Singing the City, published in 2017, is a collection of 40 poems written while Christine de Luca was Edinburgh Makar (2014-2017). Read more

A Plea for a Secular Scotland

£5.00

In the first pamphlet from the modern Saltire Series Dr Richard Holloway asks Scotland’s people to work towards a modern secular society that balances the needs of the religious and the faithless to create a society of equality. Read more

Freedom of Expression in the New Scotland, Alan Bissett & Jean Rafferty

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Alan Bissett and Jean Rafferty write in informed dialogue, assessing contemporary law as it pertains to freedom of speech. Taking the Leveson Inquiry as their starting point the writers discuss the state of freedom of speech across the world, local sectarianism, and the press’ ability comment on world events like no other medium can. Published in partnership with ScottishPen. Read more

Shoddy Schools and Fancy Finance

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Scotland’s award-winning architect Malcolm Fraser offers a critique of the failings of the government’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) for public buildings. Read more

Notes Towards a National Literature

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Notes Towards a National Literature by Kirsty Gunn Read more