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Air Ambulance

‘... crammed with great human stories of courage and resilience, flying prowess and sheer heroism.’ James Henderson, Northern Times.

BEAline to the Islands

‘... will appeal to those who love aircraft, air travel and islands.’ Caithness Courier.

‘Whether you have enjoyed, or endured, flying to and from the isles, you’ll find this a good read.’ The Orcadian.


Child Health in Scotland

Selected by The Bottle Imp as one of ‘The Best Scottish Books of 2016’: ‘… a fascinating story of a social, political, and scientific vision …’

‘... not only a fascinating read for any historian of medical specialization, but also an interesting window into child health in an industrial city, and the essential role institutions played in providing and shaping childcare, often against considerable odds.’ Ashley Mathisen, Bulletin of the History of Medicine.

‘...an important and meticulously researched contribution to the social history of the city of Glasgow from the late nineteenth century to the present day …’ Laura Kelly, Innes Review.

‘…a positive and valuable contribution to the burgeoning historical interest in childhood illness and medical treatment.’ Steven J Taylor, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies.

Flying People

‘Loved the honest and down to earth humour’ ‘funny stories well told – but with a steel backbone of flight safety’ Amazon reviewers.

Island Pilot

‘... full of big characters and derring do ... A valuable addition to the lexicon of social histories from Scotland’s islands.’ Ileach.

‘... an account of a time which will in years to come be regarded as one of the most changing periods in Shetland’s history.’ The New Shetlander.

James Young Simpson: Lad o Pairts

‘… stands out as a biography, written as a collection of essays by eminent academics from varied disciplines.’ A C Aitken, Anaesthesia.

‘… a remarkable story, of a kind much loved by Scots, which adds appeal: the lad o pairts, a baker’s son, who rises through intelligence and hard work from a humble background to the heights of the medical profession, which he had done much to transform.’ Alastair Durie, Scottish Archives.

Those interested in the history of anesthesia, childbirth, infant feeding and nutrition, infant development, wet nursing, and in unique sources of information will find this book intriguing.’ Shannon E Perry, Nursing History Review.

This new biography has achieved its aim: to remember him by highlighting some of his many pairts and through its lively, well-written text, show the reader some little-known aspects of his life and career.’ Lindsay Reid, Social History of Medicine.

Loganair – a Scottish Survivor

‘A truly brilliant history, particularly from the commercial aspects. Well done Scott, a masterpiece!’ ‘A beautifully produced hard-backed book detailing the history of this enigmatic and much loved Scottish airline. Profusely illustrated.’  ‘An excellent history of Loganair told from the horse's mouth - and a very knowledgeable horse at that. Well worth the money and an incredibly detailed book ...’ Amazon reviewers.

Midwifery in Scotland

‘This is a fascinating book which tackles both the career experience of midwives and women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth.’ Alison McCall, History Scotland.

‘... an important work for midwifery in Scotland and for the history of midwifery in general.’ Laurence Dopson, Nursing Standard.

‘... this extremely well written and thought provoking book should be essential reading for all involved in the planning, development and delivery of maternity care.’ Annette Lobo, The Practising Midwife.

A key strength of the book is its use of oral history accounts, photographs and personal documents …’ Billie Hunter, Social History of Medicine.

Orkney by Air

‘Will delight all who are interested in Scotland’s aviation history and a wee gem in its own right.’ The Scots Magazine.

The Flight of the Starling

‘A nice book and very heavily illustrated.’ Jimmie MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland.

‘A super read ... a story of Scotland; a story of the changes in Scotland.’ Alex Dickson, Radio Clyde.

The Story of Loganair

‘A most readable book, well produced and one of the most useful volumes to cross my desk for some time past.’ J D Ferguson, Aviation News.

Times Subject to Tides

‘A well illustrated history of the Western Isles airport beginning with the services of Northern and Scottish Airways in 1936 and continuing to present times.’ The Aerospace Professional.

Whatever were you thinking of, Captain?

Hailed as ‘... a mini masterpiece’ by the journal of the British Air Line Pilots Association, The Log.