Scotties activity books Scotties are exciting, full-colour, Scottish information books for young readers. Each title contains a wealth of interesting facts, stimulating activities for home or classroom use, a list of websites, and suggestions for places to visit. First published in the early 1990s, some of the titles in the series have been rewritten and redesigned in a new format, and new titles have been added. Robert Burns in Time and Place By Frances and Gordon Jarvie Find out: how to hold your own Burns Supper; if Burns ever wore the kilt; if there were other famous poets in Burns’ time; about Robert Burns the farmer; what people ate in the 1700s and how they dressed. Buy online The Clans By Frances and Gordon Jarvie Find out about this feature of Scottish society: where the clans were found; who the clan chiefs were; how the clansmen dressed; where clan names come from. Design your own tartan and write a praise poem or a lament. Buy online The Jacobites By Antony Kamm Find out about the Jacobite rebellions, and their aftermath, through reproductions of original documents, maps and battle plans plus portraits and objects from National Museums Scotland and other sources. Buy online Scottish Kings and Queens By Elizabeth Douglas Rulers from Kenneth MacAlpin to James VI, and those who succeeded to the throne of Scotland and England after the Union of the Crowns in 1603, are brought vividly to life in this colourful pageant of characters. Buy online Mary, Queen of Scots By Elizabeth Douglas From her early life of luxury at the French court to the rule of her Scottish homeland; from a life of gaiety and popularity to years of banishment and execution – this book tells the dramatic story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Buy online Scotland’s Vikings By Frances and Gordon Jarvie From blood-curdling and violent beginnings to the end of Norse power in 1469, follow the Vikings as they settle in large areas of the north and west of Scotland, and see that they were not only wild pirates ... Buy online The Romans in Scotland By Frances Jarvie The Romans in Scotland gives a fascinating glimpse into life at the most northern edge of the Roman Empire. What was it like for a Roman soldier to serve on this frontier? How did the Celtic tribes face the Roman invaders? Buy online Saints of Scotland By Eileen Dunlop Saints of Scotland paints a lively picture of the lives and legends of Scotland’s saints and tells how the Christian Church came to Scotland. Many saints lived in stirring and troubled times and not all were gently and ‘saintly’. Buy online Scottish Castles By Gordon Jarvie Scottish Castles offers a time-line in stone of Scotland's history. From the oldest broch to Queen Victoria's Balmoral, many of Scotland's most famous castles are described and illustrated in this book. Buy online Festivals in Scotland By Frances Jarvie Festivals in Scotland celebrates the shifting seasons of our year, with glimpses into age-old customs still enjoyed today. How do we remember and preserve our past? Read about fire festivals, superstitions and traditions. Best of all, track down a festival, join in and have fun. Buy online Flight in Scotland By Frances and Gordon Jarvie Ever since the Greek hero Icarus flew too near the sun, brilliant minds have been at work on the challenge of flight. Scots have played their part in the search for ways to take to the skies, from early ballooning experiments to the world-class engineers in Scotland’s aerospace industry today. Buy online Scottish Rocks and Fossils By Alan and Moira McKirdy By looking at rock formations, minerals, fossils, volcanoes, coal, oil and much more, the book tells the story of how Scotland’s landscape has changed over the last three billion years. Did you know that there was an ice age in Scotland that lasted for over two million years and that the ice may come back! Buy online Greyfriars Bobby: A Tale of Victorian Edinburgh By Frances and Gordon Jarvie The story of the famously loyal Skye terrier, and of Victorian Edinburgh – from the crowded tenements to the office of the Lord Provost and Edinburgh Castle – plus other celebrity dogs. Buy online Coming soon Look out for brand new titles coming soon: Supernatural Scotland; Scottish Explorers; The Covenanters; ‘There shall be a Scottish Parliament’; and Pirate Tales from Scotland.