Introduction

A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire an important collection of rare and important books that, as a whole, tells the fascinating story of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Including difficult to find books, maps, atlases, and varied publications that extend from the early 17th century through modern times, this collection represents a deep exploration into all aspects of Scotland's landscape, historical, economic, political, and social.

The shape of this "library" is the result of much more than a passion for books. The collection's origins lie in more than one person's quest, in pursuit of the colours, the shapes, and the stories of a much-loved land. Travelling from hill to hill, from island to island, this collection is filled with a tapestry of searching and finding.

Topics

The collection includes the following topics:

  • Admiralty and Miscellaneous other Maps and Charts
  • Maps, cased, bound and boxed etc.
  • Celtic and Gaelic Culture
  • Church and Religion
  • Crofting
  • Family History
  • Faroes, Iceland, Greenland, Spitzbergen
  • Fisheries and Fishing
  • Hebrides
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Irish Works and Links
  • Jacobite
  • Marine
  • Matters of Interest
  • Natural History and Wild Life
  • Orkney and Shetland
  • Ossian (Macpherson's)
  • Places and Incidents of Interest
  • Province of Moray
  • Reports and Acts
  • Scottish History
  • Sets of Volumes
  • St. Kilda
  • Tours
  • Vikings