Scotland s Lost Industries

Scotland s Lost Industries
Author: Michael Meighan
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-12-15
ISBN: 144562401X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland s Lost Industries Book Excerpt:

Michael Meighan takes us on a journey into a time when Scotland, despite its small size, produced the best of everything, from stone to steel and rubber tyres to motor cars

Scotland s Lost Clubs

Scotland s Lost Clubs
Author: Jeff Webb
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 1801500282
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland s Lost Clubs Book Excerpt:

Scotland's Lost Clubs: Giving the Names You've Heard the Story They Own is the gripping, constantly surprising, intrinsically romantic and all too commonly tragic story of some of Scotland's lost football clubs. You'll be taken on a journey across Scotland, from the Highlands to the English border, with tales of some of the most important names in world football and their impact on the modern game. Learn about the picturesque Victorian seaside town that had no fewer than five clubs, and the team that rescued a league rival who was shipwrecked only to sadly disappear the year Celtic won the European Cup. Discover how a mining village of less than 3,000 inhabitants became world champions but folded 36 years later. Football at its most raw and disorganised was a breeding ground for amazing stories, and Scotland's Lost Clubs captures some of the very best of them. It's essential reading for any Scottish football fan.

The Development of the West of Scotland 1750 1960

The Development of the West of Scotland 1750 1960
Author: Anthony Slaven
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1136588671
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of the West of Scotland 1750 1960 Book Excerpt:

The economic and social problems of modern Scotland are at the centre of current debate about regional economic growth, social improvement and environmental rehabilitation. In this book, as relevant today as when it was first published in 1975, Anthony Slaven argues that the extent and causes of these problems are frequently underestimated, thus making development policies less than fully effective. The major economic and social weaknesses of the west of Scotland are shown to be rooted in the regions former strengths. The author demonstrates how, although the region and its people have resisted change, a thriving and self reliant nineteenth-century economy , based on local resources and manpower, has given way in the present century to vanishing skills and products, unemployment and social deprivation. Since 1945 economic and social planning has helped to improve the situation, although many difficulties remain. Seen in the historical perspective provided by this revealing study, the present industrial problems of the west of Scotland, and their remedies, become clearer. Mr Slaven argues that the older industries deserve more help, for without this, he believes, the ineffectiveness of development policies is likely to be perpetuated. This book was first published in 1975.

Scottish Borders Folk Tales

Scottish Borders Folk Tales
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 0750965738
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scottish Borders Folk Tales Book Excerpt:

This lively and entertaining collection of folk tales from the Scottish Borders is rich in stories both tall and true, ancient and recent, dark and funny, fantastical and powerful. Here you will find the Lochmaben Harper, Tam Linn, Thomas the Rhymer, Muckle Mou’d Meg and Michael Scott the wizard. These well-loved and magical stories – some appearing in print here for the first time – are retold in an engaging style, shaped by James Spence’s many years of storytelling. Richly illustrated and enlivened by the rhythmic Scots language of the region, these enchanting tales are sure to be enjoyed and shared time and again.

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland
Author: Sebastiaan Verweij
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0198757298
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

Explaining the literary history of Scotland in the early modern period (1560-1625) through the investigation of manuscript production, this book argues for the importance of three key places of production of such manuscripts; the royal court, burghs and towns.

No Borders

No Borders
Author: Tom English
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 0857908448
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Borders Book Excerpt:

'I get stressed before games sometimes. I get a fear of the feeling that you get when you lose. You'd be looking out the window of the team bus and there’d be fellas drinking pints and you’d be almost jealous. You wish you were out there with them having a sup of that pint'- PAUL O’CONNELL 'That was the thing about playing with the northern boys: we transcended politics. It didn’t take too long for me to reconcile my Republican heritage with the diverse political and religious backgrounds of my team-mates. There was no border in the Irish dressing room' - MOSS KEANE From Jack Kyle's immortals to Brian O’Driscoll’s golden generation, this is the story of Irish rugby told in the players' words. Celebrated rugby writer Tom English embarks on a pilgrimage through the four provinces to reveal the fascinating and illuminating story of playing Test rugby in the green of Ireland - all the glory of victory, all the pain of defeat, and all the camaraderie behind the scenes. But more than a nostalgic look back through the years, this is a searing portrait of the effects of politics and religion on Irish sport, a story of great schisms and volatile divisions, but also a story of the profound unity, passionate friendships and bonds of a brotherhood. With exclusive new material garnered from 115 interviews with players and coaches from across the decades, No Borders unveils the compelling truth of what it means to play for Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Croke Park, the Aviva Stadium and around the world. This is the ultimate history of Irish rugby - told, definitively, by the men who have been there and done it.

The Contemporary British Historical Novel

The Contemporary British Historical Novel
Author: M. Boccardi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 0230240801
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary British Historical Novel Book Excerpt:

A detailed study of an increasingly popular genre, this book offers readings of a group of significant and representative works, drawing on a range of interpretative strategies to examine the ways in which the contemporary historical novel engages with questions of nation and identity to illuminate Britain's post-imperial condition.

Politics in Scotland

Politics in Scotland
Author: Duncan McTavish
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2016-06-23
ISBN: 1317391896
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics in Scotland Book Excerpt:

Politics in Scotland is an authoritative introduction to the contemporary political landscape in Scotland and an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Scottish Politics. Written by leading experts in the field, it is coherently organised to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of a range of themes in contemporary Scottish Politics. Key topics include: • Government and electoral behaviour. • Representation and political parties in Scotland. • Public policy and Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the world. • Scottish politics both in the run up to and after the 2014 referendum. • The Future of Scottish government and politics. This textbook will be essential reading for students of Scottish politics, British Politics, devolution, government and policy.

Burns Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland to which is Added Ancient Ballads and Songs

Burns  Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland   to which is Added  Ancient Ballads and Songs
Author: Allan Cunningham,Charles Mackay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Miscellany of the Scottish Burgh Records Society

Miscellany of the Scottish Burgh Records Society
Author: Scottish burgh record society, Edinburgh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hockey Field and Lacrosse Including Net ball

Hockey Field and Lacrosse  Including Net ball
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 900
Release: 1929
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Field hockey
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The National Question and Electoral Politics in Quebec and Scotland

The National Question and Electoral Politics in Quebec and Scotland
Author: Éric Bélanger,Richard Nadeau,Ailsa Henderson,Eve Hepburn
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 0773554149
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Question and Electoral Politics in Quebec and Scotland Book Excerpt:

In Quebec and Scotland, questions of constitutional change, national identity, and national grievance play an important role in the electoral calculations of political parties and voters. Taking a strong stance on the national question can have strategic benefits both for parties pushing for greater autonomy and for those endorsing the status quo. In this in-depth look at issue voting, authors Éric Bélanger, Richard Nadeau, Ailsa Henderson, and Eve Hepburn examine how the national question affects political parties and voter behaviour in both substate nations. Through party manifestos, interviews with legislators, and opinion survey data, this book demonstrates that calls for constitutional change influence political debate, competition, voter choice, and the outcome of elections not only within Quebec and Scotland but also across Canada and the United Kingdom. Minority nationalist parties, the authors show, can gain support by claiming ownership of issues with widespread public agreement, such as self-determination and protecting the identity and interests of the nation. A comprehensive analysis of recent electoral politics, The National Question and Electoral Politics in Quebec and Scotland greatly enhances our understanding of the electoral impact of substate nationalism.

Scotland and the Sea

Scotland and the Sea
Author: Nick Robins
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 1473834414
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland and the Sea Book Excerpt:

Scotland's maritime heritage is a highly significant one, embracing as it does a quite outstanding contribution to Britain's development both as an empire and as the world's leading maritime power in the nineteenth century.Scottish engineering, ship-owning and operating, as well as business and entrepreneurial skills, played a major part in the success of the Merchant Navy, while Scottish emigrants took skills to every corner of the world, creating trade and wealth both abroad and at home. In terms of engineering, 'Clyde-built' was the Kitemark for the shipbuilding industry the world over. Scottish shipowners included household names such as Allan, Anchor, Donaldson and Henderson, while Scotsmen were instrumental in founding and, for much of the time, managing Cunard, British India, P & O, Orient, Glen and many other 'English' companies.The author tells an exhilarating story of energy and inventiveness, describing the remarkable navigational skills of the highlanders and the technological and business skills of the lowlanders, and relates the early development of the steamship, the impact of emigration, the involvement with exploration and the development of trade routes, and the final flowering of the world's last great iron sailing ships. And the evidence is still here, in the Cutty Sark, the Denny test tank at Dumbarton, and the Burrell Collection at Pollock, all reminders of a remarkable story.As seen in Scottish Memories Magazine.

Tales of a Grandfather History of Scotland

Tales of a Grandfather   History of Scotland
Author: Walter Scott
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2022-06-24
ISBN: 3375067542
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Grandfather History of Scotland Book Excerpt:

Reprint of the original, first published in 1861.

The Scottish Jurist

The Scottish Jurist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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J Z

J Z
Author: Andrew Ure
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1140
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Industrial arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evolution of Scotland s Towns

Evolution of Scotland s Towns
Author: Patricia Dennison
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2017-10-23
ISBN: 1474409822
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of Scotland s Towns Book Excerpt:

A new analysis of mind/body unity, based on the philosophy of Spinoza.

Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions

Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions
Author: Sharon Adams,Julian Goodare
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1843839393
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions Book Excerpt:

The seventeenth century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book focuses on the history that the Scots themselves made. Previous conceptualisations of Scotland's seventeenth century have tended to define it as falling between 1603 and 1707 - the union of crowns and the union of parliaments. In contrast, this book asks how seventeenth-century Scotland would look if we focused on things that the Scots themselves wanted and chose to do. Here the key organising dates are not 1603 and 1707 but 1638and 1689: the covenanting revolution and the Glorious Revolution. Within that framework, the book develops several core themes. One is regional and local: the book looks at the Highlands and the Anglo-Scottish Borders. The increasing importance of money in politics and the growing commercialisation of Scottish society is a further theme addressed. Chapters on this theme, like those on the nature of the Scottish Revolution, also discuss central governmentand illustrate the growth of the state. A third theme is political thought and the world of ideas. The intellectual landscape of seventeenth-century Scotland has often been perceived as less important and less innovative, and suchperceptions are explored and in some cases challenged in this volume. Two stories have tended to dominate the historiography of seventeenth-century Scotland: Anglo-Scottish relations and religious politics. One of the recentleitmotifs of early modern British history has been the stress on the Britishness of that history and the interaction between the three kingdoms which constituted the Atlantic archipelago. The two revolutions at the heart ofthe book were definitely Scottish, even though they were affected by events elsewhere. This is Scottish history, but Scottish history which recognises and is informed by a British context where appropriate. The interconnected nature of religion and politics is reflected in almost every contribution to this volume. SHARON ADAMS is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg. JULIAN GOODARE is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh. Contributors: Sharon Adams, Caroline Erskine, Julian Goodare, Anna Groundwater, Maurice Lee Jnr, Danielle McCormack, Alasdair Raffe, Laura Rayner, Sherrilynn Theiss, Sally Tuckett, Douglas Watt

Anti System Politics

Anti System Politics
Author: Jonathan Hopkin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN: 0190699787
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti System Politics Book Excerpt:

Recent elections in the advanced western democracies have undermined the basic foundations of political systems that had previously beaten back all challenges -- from both the left and the right. The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, only months after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, signaled a dramatic shift in the politics of the rich democracies. In Anti-System Politics, Jonathan Hopkin traces the evolution of this shift and argues that it is a long-term result of abandoning the post-war model of egalitarian capitalism in the 1970s. That shift entailed weakening the democratic process in favor of an opaque, technocratic form of governance that allows voters little opportunity to influence policy. With the financial crisis of the late 2000s these arrangements became unsustainable, as incumbent politicians were unable to provide solutions to economic hardship. Electorates demanded change, and it had to come from outside the system. Using a comparative approach, Hopkin explains why different kinds of anti-system politics emerge in different countries and how political and economic factors impact the degree of electoral instability that emerges. Finally, he discusses the implications of these changes, arguing that the only way for mainstream political forces to survive is for them to embrace a more activist role for government in protecting societies from economic turbulence. A historically-grounded analysis of arguably the most important global political phenomenon at present, Anti-System Politics illuminates how and why the world seems upside down.

The Scottish Chronicle

The Scottish Chronicle
Author: Raphael Holinshed
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1805
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Scotland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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