Biographies of and by Scots

Here are the great figures of Scottish history, such as Wallace and Bruce, the Stewart kings, the military heroes such as Cochrane and Montrose, but also the poets, writers, politicians and sportsmen who have made Scotland what it is or gone out into the wider world and helped to shape it.

A Croft in the Hills

Katharine Stewart

A Garden in the Hills

Katharine Stewart

A year in a Highland garden

Book cover for A Lie About My Father A Lie About My Father

John Burnside

Book cover for A Life in Pictures A Life in Pictures

Alasdair Gray

The autobiography in words and pictures of one of Britain's most fascinating and acclaimed writers and artists.

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Sheila Stewart

The acclaimed story teller and ballad singer takes us through the story of her life.

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Alan Davies

Biography of the man who wrote Dr Finlay's Casebook.

Adam Smith

Nicholas Phillipson

Biography of the author of The Wealth of Nations

All Made Up

Janice Galloway

Book cover for An Orkney Boyhood An Orkney Boyhood

Duncan Cameron Mackenzie

Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Norman

Cairngorm John

John Allen

Autobiography of the former Leader of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.

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Donald Thomas

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David Cordingly

The inspiring story of one of the great military heroes of all time.

Curriculum Vitae

Muriel Spark

Spark's childhood in Edinburgh and her subsequent life in Africa.

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Robin Harper

Biography of Scotland's first Green MSP.

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Denis Law

Scotland and Manchester Utd legend Denis Law vividly brings to life his story in this stunningly illustrated memoir.

Douglas Gordon

Douglas Ferguson

Eastern Approaches

Fitzroy Maclean

A classic description of Maclean's early diplomatic career in Russia

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George Mackay Brown

The autobiography of one of Scotland's greatest writers.

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Margaret Fay Shaw

An autobiography describing the author's absorption in the Gaelic culture of the Western Isles and her collection and recording of the folklore and music it contained.

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Billy McNeill

The life of Celtic's greatest captain, who led them to the European Cup triumph of 1967.

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Timothy Neat

First volume of a biography of one of Scotland's best loved characters

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Timothy Collings

One of Scotland's truly great sportsmen.

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Andrew Tulloch

The career of perhaps the finest racing driver who ever lived.

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Ian McGeechan

An exclusive insight into the most successful British Lions coach ever.


John Buchan

Muir Mathieson

S.J. Hetherington

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John Buchan

Past Forgetting

Veronica Maclean

Quartered Safe Out Here

George MacDonald Fraser

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Colm McNamee

Robert Bruce

G.W.S. Barrow

Robert Burns: A Life

Ian McIntyre

Robert the Bruce

Fiona Watson

Robert the Bruce

Caroline Bingham

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Autobiography of the Scot who became the iconic football manager of Liverpool.

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Neil Drysdale

Sir Walter Raleigh

John Buchan

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Steve Paterson

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Sally Magnusson

The life of the legendary Scots sprinter and missionary, known to many through the film Chariots of Fire.

This is Not About Me

Janice Galloway

Thomas Telford

L. T. C. Rolt

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Andrew Fisher

William Wallace

Chris Brown

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James MacKay

The real history behind one of Scotland's most iconic heroes.


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