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Read this official souvenir guide to learn about the important events and characters from this tourist attraction’s past.
Information for people interested in holding their special day at Scotland's most famous landmark.
Explore Scotland’s most famous castle – home to kings and queens, the site of historic battles, and probably the best-known place in Scotland.
Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle
This is the detailed history of a great castle – a reflection of its colourful and complex story, through its buildings and the lives of its occupants.
In this book, little explorers are introduced to Scotland’s history through its most famous castles.
Discover the secrets of the Stone Age and travel back in time to see what life was like for the villagers of Skara Brae on Orkney.
Make your own Mary Queen of Scots statue
Where Mary Queen of Scots Went and What She Did There
This fast-paced, accessible and extensively illustrated book traces Mary’s life through specific episodes at specific places on specific dates.
A Visitor's Guide
In this extensively illustrated guide, Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones introduces more than 60 monuments.
In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day.
Scotland's First World War is one of the first books to focus on Scotland’s built heritage of war as a whole – from coast and air defences to hospitals and prisoner of war camps.
Historian Fiona Watson looks back across thousands of years into the lives of the people of Scotland. She captures the critical moments and memorable personalities known throughout the world