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


  • Darkness Visible: The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, from the Bronze Age to the Picts

    Darkness Visible


    'Armit and Büster’s handsomely produced volume transports us back in time to both the Late Bronze Age and Roman Iron Age, revealing exciting new evidence for the treatment of the dead in both periods.'

    – Gordon Noble (Current Archaeology)

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  • '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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  • 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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