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Author: Julianne Donaldson
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release: 2016-11-22
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1629722251

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This book follows the history of Celtic Scotland from the ancient kingdoms of the Picts and Scots to the downfall of Clan Donald at the end of the fifteenth century.

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Genre: History
Author: John Lenox Roberts
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015040607791

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Author: Marilyn Brown
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Release: 2015-07-10
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 1902419944

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In terms of architectural heritage, perhaps nothing is more poignant than the ruination of a once-grand house. Since 1945, it has been estimated, over 200 of Scotland's major houses have been lost. The reasons for the losses vary, whether fire, dry rot, or demolition when costs become prohibitive. Fortunately, photographs remain as a remarkable, often eerie record of these great houses. Sometimes, as with the magnificent photos of Hamilton Palace, they provide a fitting testimony to an architectural masterpiece. In other cases, as with Murthly, the unique pictorial record is a painstaking—and heartbreaking—sequence of photos taken of the dynamiting of this beautiful property. Ian Gow, Curator of the National Trust for Scotland and one of the country's most eminent architectural historians, has selected 20 of its most important lost houses, placing them in the context of an entire era of destruction.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Ian Gow
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Release: 2006
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105127458342

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Best-selling author Graham Robb finds that the 2,000-year-old map of Ptolemy unlocks a central mystery of British history. Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, near the banks of a river that once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, it has vanished from the map and its boundaries are matters of myth and generational memories. Under the spell of a powerful curiosity, Robb began a journey—on foot, by bicycle, and into the past—that would uncover lost towns and roads, and unlock more than one discovery of major historical significance. These personal and scholarly adventures reveal a tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. With his customary charm, wit, and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.

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Genre: History
Author: Graham Robb
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2018-06-12
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393285338

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"Documents the lives of selected individuals via a combination of personal reminiscence, history, photography, poetry and story"--Back cover.

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Genre: History
Author: Timothy Neat
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
Release: 2000
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105110531113

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Genre: Engineering
Author: Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland
Publisher:
Release: 1872
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B3027342

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Michael Meighan takes us on a journey into a time when Scotland, despite its small size, produced the best of everything, from stone to steel and rubber tyres to motor cars

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Genre: History
Author: Michael Meighan
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Release: 2012-12-15
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781445624013

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This fully updated and expanded second edition of Policing Scotland takes account of recent developments in Scottish policing and criminal justice against the backdrop of a dynamic political landscape and looming fiscal constraints in public services. The book offers contributions from both academics and practitioners, and not only shows police at work in contemporary Scotland, but also gives some insight into those areas where policing is carried out by non-police people and organisations. It seeks to identify what it is about Scottish policing that is distinctly Scottish, the main characteristics of modern policing in Scotland, how these have developed over the recent past, and what they have become today. In answering these questions, the book analyses policing in Scotland in the context of the new and emerging ideas about the nature, purposes and methods of policing that are developing elsewhere in the world, and seeks to determine how far Scottish policing is maintaining its own traditions, or simply becoming a localised example of wider global trends. The second edition of this popular text introduces new chapters on crime investigation, police unionism, ethnic minorities, policing violence and forensic science, as well as incorporating a major new theme which seeks to explain how those responsible for policing Scotland set about dealing with current issues such as terrorism and organised crime. This book makes a significant contribution to the current debate on policing in Scotland, and as such is an essential text for academics and those interested in policing issues.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Daniel Donnelly
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012-09-10
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136308161

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Just when you think you're lost, you might end up falling in love. Sam Farouk is having a bad year. Things went down the drain ever since she found her boyfriend cheating on her at the Golden Globes. An unfortunate turn of events forces her to trade sunny Los Angeles with the rainy, chilly highlands of Scotland. She has the chance to work as one of the makeup artists on a new TV series based on a fantasy saga everyone is bananas about, but she can't help feeling lost and a little bit homesick. Until she starts falling for Hugh MacLeod, the actor set to impersonate the titular role of Abarath, dragon slayer and part-time Casanova.Hugh MacLeod is ready for his big break. After more than a decade taking every possible acting job just to stay afloat, he can finally show his range in a series to be proud of. Hugh's commitment to his career comes before anything else, and that's part of the reason why he hasn't had a serious relationship in a while. But the more he's around Sam, the more he knows he's in deep, deep trouble. How is he supposed not to fall for the sexy, mysterious brunette who works all over him every single day? Every touch, every look is torture.Getting lost in each other might be wrong, but it could end up being just what they need.

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Author: Hilaria Alexander
Publisher:
Release: 2017-01-21
File: 324 Pages
ISBN-13: 154130036X

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