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'Eh hud meh eh on a peh': The best of the best of those mouthwatering Dundee sayings

'Eh hud meh eh on a peh': The best of the best of those mouthwatering Dundee sayings

by Watson, Norman

Dundonians have a defining, distinctive way of expressing themselves and communicating feelings. The ancient city’s characteristic accent can be heard in any Lochee bar or Hilltoon playground, or on any bus – where Dundee grannies have extraordinary ‘Eh?’ ‘Eh!’ nodding conversations...

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'Naw First Minister!'

'Naw First Minister!'

by Morrison, Allan

With no party having a majority it was decided the position of First Minister should go to neutral, AGSTLO (‘Ah’m Gonnae Sort This Lot Oot’ party) MSP, Big Nellie Nellis, a controversial imposing lady with the relics of beauty still on her face, unapologetically long legs which look as though they could stretch into different time zones, and bosoms requiring their own postal...

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(Un)comfortably numb

(Un)comfortably numb

by Maguire, Maureen

Told in documentary form, this is the story of the tragedy of Yvonne Gilmour's death in Cornton Vale prison. Yvonne was one of eight inmates to take their own lives in a short period of time at the prison and her story is representative of many women in prison today...

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100 Days of Hope and Fear

100 Days of Hope and Fear

by Torrance, David

Was it simply a victory for fear over hope?
How did the Better Together campaign come so close to losing it?
How did the Yes campaign come so close to winning it?

What can the people of Scotland – and other aspirant nations – learn from this seismic democratic event? Scotland’s independence referendum on 18 September 2014 was the most significant ballot...

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100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances

100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances

by Greig, Andy

A new book of dances is always a delight, and this book is set to inspire the dancer, the caller and the teacher of social dances. There are new dances, well-known dances, and dances that Greig does differently in this book and thus it is an adventure of dance. The calling hints come in very handy for the inexperienced caller. The only up-to-date collection of the best in Scottish dancing.

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100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems

100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems

by Findlay, Alistair

This is the first collection of Scots poetry devoted entirely to football. It includes many of 20th century Scotland's best known poets, from Hugh MacDiarmid to Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith to Jackie Kay...

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100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems

100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems

by Conn, Stewart

This work features a vibrant selection of the best Scottish love poems, with each poet limited to one poem with the exception of Burns himself, that spans centuries and feelings of affection and desire. Through these poems many different kinds of love are explored whether it is sexual, passionate, romantic, or parental...

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100 Favourite Scottish Poems

100 Favourite Scottish Poems

by Conn, Stewart

Scotland has a long history of producing outstanding poetry. From the humblest but-and-ben to the grandest castle, the nation had a great tradition of celebration and commemoration through poetry...

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100 Favourite Scottish Poems (large print)

100 Favourite Scottish Poems (large print)

by Conn, Stewart

100 Favourite Scottish Poems brings together the best and best-loved of Scottish poetry. From anonymous medieval ballads to the renowned work of Sir Walter Scott and Edwin Morgan, the cream of the nation's poetry - from the Borders to Shetland - is represented in this carefully chosen anthology...

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100 Favourite Scottish Poems to Read Out Loud

100 Favourite Scottish Poems to Read Out Loud

by Jarvie, Gordon

Encouraged by Burns Nights, ceilidhs and poetry slams, reading poetry aloud is a valued Scottish tradition, enjoyed by young and old alike. This anthology includes old favourites from Burns and Matt McGinn, and new classics from contemporary Scottish poetry. Covering a range of themes, from love to landscape, this wonderful collection really does have something for everyone.

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100 Weeks of Scotland

100 Weeks of Scotland

by McCredie, Alan

The book of a photographic project – alongside thought provoking commentary – spanning 100 weeks in the life of Scotland, and the people who live there. Covering all aspects of Scottish culture – politics, art, social issues, sport, energy and anything else that catches the eye, 100 Weeks of Scotland charts an interesting time to have lived in Scotland...

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50 Classic Routes on Scottish Mountains

50 Classic Routes on Scottish Mountains

by Storer, Ralph

Similar grading grids used as to Storer's bestselling 100 Best Routes on Scottish Mountains (0 7515 1890 5). This book selects locations across the Highlands to provide 50 classic routes. These are then graded so the walker can easily choose his/her route according to his or her ability and experience.

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50 Shades of Hillwalking

50 Shades of Hillwalking

by Storer, Ralph

In 50 wide-ranging tales of adventure and misadventure, Ralph Storer takes his usual quirky look at the peculiar pursuit of messing about on mountains. Walking, climbing, mountain biking, caving… he’s tried it all but admits to expertise only in the lost art of festering. With room also for contemplation and argument, his 50 Shades will amuse, inspire and inform...

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen

by Mitchell, Ian R.

Ian R Mitchell recognises his hometown is an often underloved place, but in Aberdeen: Beyond the Granite he sets out an overwhelming case as to why this sentiment is thoroughly undeserved. An Aberdonian born and bred, Mitchell has lived in Glasgow for almost four decades...

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Accent O the Mind

Accent O the Mind

by Wilson, Rab

His set of 15 interlinked sonnets, Cormilligan, about a late example of the Clearances in the south-west, has rightly been seen as a tour de force, combining, as it does, acute humanity and sense of landscape with technical virtuosity...

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After Independence

After Independence

by Hassan, Gerry

At the height of the Scottish Independence debate, After Independence offers an in-depth and varied exploration of the possibilities for Scotland, from both pro and anti-independence standpoints...

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Agenda for a New Scotland

Agenda for a New Scotland

by Reid, George

The campaign for a Scottish Parliament was ongoing for centuries. Lamented in prose and championed in print. Petitioned for, marched in support of and voted upon. Dear to the hearts of many and whose absence broke the hearts of a few. It has now reconvened after nearly 300 years. A Devolved Legislature but a Parliament all the same...

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Aiblins

Aiblins

by Ailes, Katie

Aiblins is a selection of new Scottish political poetry. The poems in this collection reflect the tumultuous, rapidly evolving nature of contemporary Scottish politics...

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All Art is Political

All Art is Political

by Lowndes, Sarah

All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art is a collection of recent conversations and writings by Glasgow based writer and curator Sarah Lowndes (author of Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene)...

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Animal Lover

Animal Lover

by Friel, Raymond

Danny is in trouble. A wannabe animal rights activist and modern day hero, none of this was supposed to happen. After his first attempt at animal liberation ends badly, things go rapidly downhill...

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Another Bloody Saturday

Another Bloody Saturday

by Guy, Mat

This is a book celebrating all that is great with the game of football, as seen through the eyes of clubs and fans rarely bothered by satellite television cameras and the riches of the elite game, a vibrant world of humour, warmth and friendship worth far more than all the wealth of the Premier League...

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Archie and the North Wind

Archie and the North Wind

by Campbell, Angus Peter

Archie has lived on a small island off the Scottish coast his entire life. After decades without a job and without a break from his selfish wife, Archie packs his bag and leaves to find the hole where the North Wind originates, as the old stories claim. He meets many strange and wonderful characters along the way, including the beautiful deaf Jewel, Yukon Joe and Sergio the expert potato-peeler...

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Arguing for Independence

Arguing for Independence

by Maxwell, Stephen

Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings -- the democratic case, the economic case, the social case, the international case, the cultural case and the environmental case...

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The Art of Putting

The Art of Putting

by Park Jr., Willie

The Art of Putting, first published in 1920, was the 'how to' book of its time. With fascinating insights into golf then and now, it has become a collectors' item. The tips and techniques from the nineteenth century golf master give a comprehensive guide to how to play and improve your short game in whichever century. It is a great gift for golf enthusiasts!

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Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat

by McHardy, Stuart

Arthur's Seat is climbed (or walked up and around) by thousands of people each year. The views from the top of the 350-million year old landmark are breathtaking. In this book, Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith interweave the tales of folklore and customs that surround this iconic hill.

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Arts of Independence

Arts of Independence

by Riach, Alan

Arts of Independence takes a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. The proposition is that music, painting, architecture, and, pre-eminently, literature are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible...

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Arts of Resistance

Arts of Resistance

by Moffat, Alexander

Arts of Resistance is an original exploration that extends beyond the arts into the context of politics and political change...

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As Others See Us

As Others See Us

by Malley, Tricia

As Others See Us is based on a photographic exhibition from Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie, who together form the renowned partnership broad daylight...

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Bad Ass Raindrop

Bad Ass Raindrop

by Rocks, Kokumo

Fadeke Kokumo Rocks' poetry is alive with love, passion, humour, wisdom and brutal honesty. It is sharply observed, potent and insightful capturing beautifully the sixth dimension of the creative eye. It has a rich diversity of time and content which embraces the globe and its conflicts, domestic and urban...

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Baffies Easy Munro Guide: The Cairngorms

Baffies Easy Munro Guide: The Cairngorms

by Storer, Ralph

Baffies’ Easy Munro Guide to the Cairngorms is the third volume in Ralph Storer’s inspirational series of guidebooks dedicated to finding the easiest way up Scotland’s highest mountains. This volume covers the Cairngorms National Park with hand-picked routes that will guide you to the summits of 25 rewarding Munros in all corners of the Cairngorms Range...

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Baffies' Easy Munro Guide: Central Highlands

Baffies' Easy Munro Guide: Central Highlands

by Storer, Ralph

Think the Munros are too difficult? Think again. Meet Baffies, the entertainments convenor of the Go-Take-a-Hike Mountaineering Club. Named after his footwear of choice [Baffies is a Scottish word for slippers], he is gifted in the art of finding the easiest way up any given mountain...

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Baffies' Easy Munro Guide: Southern Highlands

Baffies' Easy Munro Guide: Southern Highlands

by Storer, Ralph

Baffies, the entertainments convenor of the Go-Take-a-Hike Mountaineering Club, is allergic to exertion, prone to lassitude, suffers from altitude sickness above 600m, blisters easily and bleeds readily. Think the Munros are too difficult? Think again. Baffies' Easy Munro Guide is the first of a series of reliable rucksack guides to some of the more easily tackled Munros...

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  • 'Naw First Minister!'
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  • 100 Days of Hope and Fear
  • 100 Favourite Ceilidh Dances
  • 100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems
  • 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems
  • 100 Favourite Scottish Poems
  • 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (large print)
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  • 100 Weeks of Scotland
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  • Aberdeen
  • Accent O the Mind
  • After Independence
  • Agenda for a New Scotland
  • Aiblins
  • All Art is Political
  • Animal Lover
  • Another Bloody Saturday
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  • Arguing for Independence
  • The Art of Putting
  • Arthur's Seat
  • Arts of Independence
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ABOUT Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press is an independent publishing house which offers distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures. Luath was established in 1981 and is committed to publishing well written books worth reading. Subjects covered include: fiction; history; guide books; walking; poetry; art; humour; biography; natural history; current issues and much more.

Prizewinning and shortlisted books include Bad Catholics (Specsavers Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger – shortlisted) and The Bower Bird by Ann Kelley (Costa Children's Book Award – winner; UK Literacy Association Book Award – winner).

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of 'The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on the Royal Mile at the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital city.

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