This book is a celebration of the Orkney Yole. It has been compiled by members of the OYA and contains both contemporary and historical photographs of the various types of yole that have been sailed over the years. There are also chapters explaining the history, evolution and construction, together with first hand reminiscences from sailors of these...
Scotland From Viking Age to Medieval Kingdom. A new interpretation of objects in the National Museums Scotland collections covering the Viking Age, the fall of the Picts and the rise of Alba. These were the dramatic centuries which gave rise to the kingdom of Scotland. Featuring Orkney. By Adrian Maldonado. Paperback.
From the dramatic turquoise bays of Orkney to the peaty lochs of the Cairngorns, the thundering waterfalls of Skye to the calm depths of a reservoir in the Pentlands. Locals who know the secrets of their patch share over 100 spectacular dookin' spots across Scotland. Hardback.
This is a book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man's lands and fortress islands - and what happens when humans leave and nature is allowed to reclaim its place. Featuring the Orkney island of Swona. By Cal Flyn. Paperback.
Ranging across three centuries and much of the world, Farstraers takes us on a journey into the lives of the Orcadians who found themselves at a distance from, or out of step with, the archipelago they called home. By Jocelyn Rendall. Paperback.
Scotland's Extraordinary Legacy of Christian Revivals over Four Centuries, 1527-1857. A comprehensive chronology of Scottish awakenings from the revolutionary events of the Protestant Reformation right up to the early Victorian era of peace and prosperity. By Tom Lennie. Hardback.
A comprehensive account of the Ness of Brodgar excavations. The 3rd volume in the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research series, featuring contributions from institute staff as well as specialists from around the world. Edited by Nick Card, Mark Edmonds & Anne Mitchell. Hardback.
Twelve authors with local knowledge pool their expertise to sort fact from fiction surrounding the loss of the cruiser HMS Hampshire and Lord Kitchener on 5 June 1916, with an objective review of the many books, press cuttings and copious unpublished records now available. Shortlisted for Mountbatten Maritime Media Award 2017. Hardback.
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