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Why Gaelic Matters

by Thomson, Derick

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1984
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9780854110285
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Edinburgh: The Saltire Society/An Comunn Gaidhealach, 1984 Saltire Pamphlets new series 5 - the history and significance of Gaelic and its related arts in Scottish life. Stapled booklet, covers worn and marked, some numbers to front cover verso, no other annotation, good.
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Sea names of Berneray. Ainmean-Mhara Bhearnaraigh

by Mackillop, Donald. (Domhnull Macphilip 'Ic Phaic).

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Inverness: Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness No publish date. But taken from TGSI VOL LVI. (1988-1990). Small octavo item. In orange covers, slight sunning to spine. Clean and tight throughout. With appendices. Discussion of maritime skerry, rock, shoals and island place-names in and around Bearnaraigh and the sounds of Harris and Uist. A scarce interesting work which also… Read more
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Some Stewartry Sketches

by Penman, Alastair

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1987 HB Second edition. Tales of Dumfries and Galloway, on the history of Castle Douglas; Edward Bruce, Lord of Galloway; Mons Meg and the fall of the house of Douglas; Robert Maxwell, the Laird of Orchardton; Robert Paterson (Old Mortality); and Lag the persecutor of the Covenanters. Ex-lib in laminated illustrative library binding, clean ans sound, good. 40pp 0
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The Scottish Rugby Union

by Thorburn, A M C

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9780004356976
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Scottish Rugby Union/Collins Publishers Edinburgh 1st 1985 HB A history of Scottish Rugby, with the game's official records from 1873 and many b/w photographs. VG in VG DJ. 210pp 0
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The Killochries Community

by Ferguson, Margaret and Adam, David

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PB Undated, late 1980's. Published to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the congregation of Freeland Church, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, in the West of Scotland. Stapled booklet, light wear to covers, no inscriptions, generally VG. 59pp 0
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Ayrshire Notes - No. 39, Spring 2010

by journal

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Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 2010 PB This issue includes Rab Wilson's account of the Trafalgar veteran John Johnston, with biographical notes and Johnston's long narrative poem 'Lord Nelson'. Stapled booklet, good. 36pp 0
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History of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow 1597- 1984

by Kennedy, Alexander ed.

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The Incorporation 1986 PB The seventh edition, revised and updated, of the history of this ancient Trades Craft. Scratches to cover, no inscriptions, VG. 109pp 0
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More Stewartry Sketches

by Penman, Alastair

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The Forward Press Castle Douglas 2nd 1988 PB Historical tales from Dumfriesshire, about the tinker chief Billy Marshall leading the Levellers against the stone walls of C18 enclosure, Covenanting martys, the literary smuggler Dirk Hatteraick and his real-life counterpart, as well as ghosts, murders and Robert the Bruce. Ex-lib, in hard laminated illustrative library binding, clean and sound, good. 40pp… Read more
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St. Andrews standard guide

by from the researches of Dr Hay Fleming

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J & G Innes St Andrews 1977 PB The information in this historical guide to the Fife university and golfing town has been updated from Dr Fleming's original Handbook. Pictorial covers a little marked and worn, rust to staples, tight and sound, no inscriptions, good. 70pp 0
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Catalogue of the Library of the Glasgow Archaeological Society

by n/a

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James Maclehose Glasgow 1919 PB Green cloth spine, grey paper covers a little marked and worn, no inscriptions, most pages unopened, good. 140pp 0
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Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Census Records of 1841 by surname

by n/a

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Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society Dumfries 1998 PB Names, addresses and occupations of those people living in Kirkcudbright during the 1841 census. Stapled booklet, covers lightly worn, generally VG. 44pp 0
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Four Centuries - Edinburgh University Life 1583-1983

by Donaldson, Gordon ed

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9780852244678
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The University of Edinburgh 1st 1983 HB What it was like to live, study and teach at the University over the last four hundred years. VG in lightly marked but generally VG DJ. 185pp 0
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A History of Daniel Stewart's College 1855 - 1955

by Thompson, J

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Daniel Stewart's College Edinburgh 1955 HB A history of this Edinburgh public school for boys. Red cloth, very slightly worn and marked, spine titles faded, internally VG, small inscription on endpaper, no DJ. 119pp 0
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Skara Brae - Northern Europe's best preserved Neolithic village

by Clarke, David

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9781900168977
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Historic Scotland 2003 PB A souvenir guide - illustrated and informative. Stapled booklet, VG 33pp 0
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Local Government in Scotland

by HMSO

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HMSO Edinburgh 1969 PB Reprint, with addenda bound in. Stapled booklet, VG. 48pp 0
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Vernacular Building 6

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Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group. Dundee and Edinburgh 1980 PB Newsletter 6. from the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group. Contains articles on circular corbelled pigsties in Wales, box beds in Caithness, Vernacular buildings and the problem of settlement evolution etc. Stapled booklet. Very good 53pp 0
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Vernacular Building 1-3

by Stell, Geoffrey ed.

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Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group. Dundee and Edinburgh 1981 PB Omnibus edition reprint collecting the first three issues of 1975, 1976 and 1977. Mostly relating to short news items and surveys being carried out in the matter of steadings in Midlothian, use of colour on external buildings and a brief report of the first season excavations at Polmadd abandoned fermtoun… Read more
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Vernacular building 7

by Auld, Joan and Walker Bruce eds.

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Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group. Dundee and Edinburgh 1983 PB Newsletter from the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group. Articles on Over Croy farmhouse in Dunbartonshire, stair outshots in West Fife and patterns in small shop frontages in Dundee etc. Stapled booklet. Very good 60pp 0
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It's a bad thing whisky, especially Bad Whisky

by Burns, Edward

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9780951202029
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Balvag Glasgow 1995 HB The 1872 scandal, when much whisky was found to be cut with turpentine, meths and varnish. Ex-lib, with the PB cover laminated to form a hard library binding, missing ffep, o/w clean, tight and sound. 176pp 0
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Glasgow Archaeological Journal Vol 17 1991-1992 - excavations at Glasgow Cathedral

by Driscoll, Stephen T

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PB A preliminary report into the discoveries made in 1992-3 in advance of the installation of new heating ducts. Signed by the author to the cover. Staped booklet, cover worn and marked, internally good. Pagination starts at 68, ends at 76. 0
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