Welcome to the Society's collection of open access e-books about Scotland's past.


  • 'Remember Now Thy Creator': Scottish Girls' Samplers, 1700–1872

    Scottish Girls' Samplers, 1700–1872


    'This is a very important volume for helping our understanding of the history behind these labours of love that some of us are privileged to own.'

    – Barbara Crawford (The Antiquaries Journal)

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  • Culduthel: An Iron Age Craftworking Centre in North-East Scotland



    ‘[Culduthel] brings together 20 years of painstaking research into the finds to share extraordinary insights into life between 200 BC and AD 200 in the Moray Firth.’

    – Susy Macaulay (Press and Journal)

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  • The Fortification of the Firth of Forth 1880–1977: ‘The most powerful naval fortress in the British Empire’

    The Fortification of the Firth of Forth 1880–1977


    ‘[The authors] have to be congratulated on putting together a massive amount of research with informative text and numerous plans, charts and photographs. This book is a ‘must have’ for those interested in the recent archaeology, military or local history of this area.’

    – Douglas Gray (Kinghorn Chronicle)

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