A charming wee gift book written in broad Scots that celebrates the wit and wisdom of Scottish Grannies, with entertaining black and white drawings throughout. Written as a tribute tae a’ wur bonnie wee darlin’ Grannies whose voices echo though every page. They can be as philosophical as gurus and as bolshie as bikers, and they want everyone to know it! So make yourself a nice cup of tea, park yer bachoochie doon and start to read through this Wee Book ‘cos you’re in for a treat. The Grannies’ voices soar an’ squeal an’ jump off the pages! They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry and they’ll make you roll your eyes just as your own granny did back in the day, when she yelled in your direction ‘dae as ye’re telt or ye’ll git whit fur!’.
`Ye cannae shove yer granny/Cause she's yer mammy's mammy/Ye cannae shove yer granny off a bus!' Ever thought about shoving your granny aff a bus? See what happens when you try in this brilliantly cheeky board book. The bright, colourful illustrations are full of fun details to spot and the moving parts and durable flaps are friendly for wee fingers.
A fun collection of 101 wordsearch puzzles with the city of Glasgow as a theme. It includes puzzles about places, people, sport, comedy, heritage, art and music with a link to the Dear Green Place. The Clyde, the Kelvin, the Barras, the Citizens, Sauchiehall Street, Byres Road, the Empire, the Pavilion, Francie and Josie, Jack and Victor, the Hoops, the Gers...they're all here. Puzzlers can enjoy nostalgic memories of gone but not forgotten favourites and learn about some current Glasgow “must-sees” and contemporary places to be.
A quirky witty wee gift book for the smallest room in the hoose ! It will make you smile and titter as you plonk yer bahookie doon oan the … erm … lavvy. While away some time when you’re locked away from the world, enjoying your peace and quiet. Written in broad Scots, it’s chock a block full o’ hilarious pick up/put doon wee stories, jokes, poems, quizzes an’ puzzles and it will appeal to a broad range of cludgie readers.
A great new Scottish-themed addition to the Mr. Men & Little Miss Celebrations series.Mr Strong is taking part in the Highland Games in Scotland and on the way, him and his friends decide to take in the sights. They all have different ideas about what to see on their tour - Little Miss Splendid wants to visit a Woollen Mill, Mr Uppity demands to see Edinburgh castle and Little Miss Greedy wants to try haggis! But will Mr Strong manage to win the competition to become ultimate Highland Games champion?
A definitive new guide to the NC500 route around the northern Highlands which starts and finishes in Inverness and which may be undertaken clockwise or anti-clockwise. Sure to become an essential companion for anyone touring, this handy-sized, extensively illustrated guide covers the whole area in depth, with over 700 photos taken by the author alongside old prints and photos and OS maps. A detailled introduction covers the natural history, archaeology and history, followed by a detailed gazeteer arranged in handy sections, plus 14 suggested itineraries.
Count to 10 with Scotland's best-loved landmarks and features including Scottie dogs, thistles, haggis - and not forgetting Nessie ! A delightful illustrated board book for youn children in the series that also includes Edinburgh 123, Dundee 123 and Glasgow 123.
Written in broad Scots, this is a funny, offbeat guide to fitness, food and working out. Big Tam Rannachan has been a life coach and personal trainer for years, with a quirky wit, biceps of steel and a heart of gold. He will make us howl with laughter and also help us to stop putting off what we all know we should do to get fit!
A collection of stories, quotes, quips and anecdotes from Scots talking about Scotland, and from others all over the world relating what they most admire about the country and its people. With wit and wisdom from writers such as Armando Iannucci, Compton Mackenzie, Stanley Baxter and Neil Munro, the sometimes dubious delights of Scottish cuisine are discussed, along with the culture, folklore, politics and sport of the country which gave the world whisky, television and Long John Silver
Iconic views of Glasgow in the latest of Birlinn’s series of colouring books, all featuring Eilidh Muldoon’s inimitable artwork.
Glasgow Cathedral • Kelvingrove Museum • Riverside Museum • Gallery of Modern Art • Pollok House • People’s Palace • CCA• Tramway • The Lighthouse • Museum of Transport • Glasgow Science Centre • Glasgow Film Theatre • Theatre Royal • SEC Hydro and Fin-nieston Crane • Oran Mor • Barrowland Ballroom • Ashton Lane • Merchant City • George Square and City Chambers • Buchanan Street • Botanic Gardens • Holmwood House • Tem-pleton on the Green • Tenement House • Kelvingrove Park • Central Station • Glasgow Uni-versity • The Squinty Bridge
Eilidh Muldoon’s are ideal for all levels of colouring – plenty of intricate detail for those who like a colouring challenge, yet simple enough for those with less patience to create beautiful colour artwork in a short time.
Eilidh Muldoon studied Art History and gained an MFA in Illustration from Edinburgh Col-lege of Art in June 2013, where she is currently Illustrator in Residence. She is also a free-lance artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in prints, greetings cards and giftware.
From the very first Test match in 1871 to the present day, Scottish rugby's rich history is distilled into 101 facts, quotes, stats, stories, personalities and trivia. An instructive, irreverent, but always affectionate guide to some of the ground-breaking firsts, controversies, innovations, achievements and disasters that have taken place in the game - and an entertaining crib-sheet to Scottish rugby for experts and novices alike.
Glasgow Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson Elaine C. Smith.
The award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster is a modern classic, and will enchant children for years to come. Now translated into Glaswegian for Itchy Coo by comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith.
This is a gorgeously illustrated guide to inspirational journeys round the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands of Scotland by camper van and motorhome by the author of the classic Camper Van Bible. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake, stopping and putting the kettle on, stopping to take a picture and just stopping to enjoy stopping. The book details best driving routes for different kinds of drivers such as surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers and it offers the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do, all interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing.
There are 51 trillion pieces of plastic in the oceans and that astronomical number is increasing all the time. But each of us can play a part in the war on plastic by changing what we buy and how we live. This illustrated book provides practical advice on cutting single-use plastic from your life, and guides you to substitutes and alternatives. Covers food and drink, kitchen products, home cleaning, personal hygiene, beauty products, how to hold a plastic-free party, and how to recycle effectively.
Collins Little Books: Scots Dictionary, Harper Collins
A great new rebrand for the Gem Scots Dictionary, now in the Collins Little Books series. By far the most popular guide to the language of today's Scotland, it features nearly 1800 everyday words and phrases from the Borders, Lowlands and Highlands and Islands claerly explained and with lots of helpful examples of usage.
The climbs of Scotland are not for the faint of heart. These great roads demand the utmost respect and are often set in landscape of extraordinary beauty. The famous glens and lochs that draw visitors from around the globe are the backdrop to legends such as The Lecht, The Talla Wall and the one and only Bealach-nà-Ba. So if you like your cycling rough and rugged, if you crave fresh air and pristine wilderness, then head north to tackle the Cycling Climbs of Scotland.
Scottish gin is undergoing a massive revival, fuelled by a boom in craft distilleries which have reinvigorated and transformed the market. Gin can be relatively simply produced, which enables small distilleries across Scotland to create a refreshing range of boutique products, many of which are making seriously big waves both at home and abroad. There’s no better time to be a gin lover, or to get to know Scottish gin and the stories behind it. This is your perfect guide to that journey.
A collection of stories, quotes, quips and anecdotes from Scots talking about Scotland, and from others all over the world relating what they most admire about the country and its people. With wit and wisdom from writers such as Armando Iannucci, Compton Mackenzie, Stanley Baxter and Neil Munro, the sometimes dubious delights of Scottish cuisine are discussed, along with the culture, folklore, politics and sport of the country which gave the world whisky, television and Long John Silver.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Scotland, including the truth about William Wallace, the disgusting details of sick Scottish torture techniques, and how to terrify a tourist with gory Scottish ghost stories. 2018 is the 25th anniversary of Horrible Histories and with a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, this new edition is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation.
In this entertaining and insightful guide, Ian Spring walks the streets, parks, pubs, workplaces, past and present of Glasgow, Scotland s alleged second city. He visits the city's landmarks and also his personal landmarks and charts how it has changed over the last 40 years, exploring the peaks and troughs of its history, leavened by his personal experiences of life there. From tenement to Necropolis, Celtic to Rangers, shipyard to St Mungo's this is Real Glasgow.
Draw your own Scottish castle, doodle the Loch Ness Monster, colour in the Highland Games, trace animals on the shore of Loch Lomond, and fill the V&A Dundee with your very own masterpieces. With plenty of dip-in appeal, children will enjoy doodling activities inspired by all the things that make Scotland special.
Dear Green Sounds - Glasgow's Music through time and Buildings
Glasgow has always been known for its live music with a great infrastructure of clubs and buildings available for live performances. This book tells the history of the city’s music through Glasgow's famous landmark buildings by people best placed to tell those stories - music writers and journalists and historians. It contains a collection of memories and stories about the the Apollo, the Pavilion, the SECC, Barrowlands, the Piping Centre, Sub Club, King Tut's, Mono and many more. Gloriously illustrated throughout.