A History Of Scotland
Neil Oliver ‘from off the TV’ writes in an informal style, looking at ancient history, forgotten battles, debunking myths and covering more recent social history such as politics and patriotism, religious infighting and class exploitation.
A History of Scotland’s Landscapes
Fiona Watson and Piers Dixon
In the style of a coffee table book with well-written entries on historical and archaeological topics. Fiona Watson’s Scotland from Pre-History to the Present (2003) is worth a look.
Scotland The Best 100 Places
Not really a history book but this is a great best-of book, with wonderful photos of Peter’s favourite places. Plenty of historical places are featured, such as Rosslyn Chapel and – tragically – Glasgow School of Art.