1845, Sir John Franklin set out to find the North-West Passage. His ships disappeared, never to be seen again until the wrecks were found in 2014 & 2016. This brief guide fills in the background to the expedition and describes the attempts that have been made to find survivors and discover what happened. Mystery still remains. Will examination of the...
By George Mackay Brown. First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown's seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. A new edition published to celebrate 50 years since its first publication and also the George Mackay Brown centenary in 2021.
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HMS Hampshire and Lord Kitchener on 5 June 1916, with an objective review of the many books, press cuttings and copious unpublished records now available.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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