Scottish material received this week by the National Library of Scotland included The rise and fall of the Scottish cotton industry, 1778-1914: the secret spring by Anthony Cooke. Arranged chronologically but also by theme, this volume traces the history of the development, expansion and decline of the cotton industry in Scotland.
Another new addition was A matter of trust by Dundee born Scottish author Robin Pilcher. This novel concerns a woman who returns to her childhood home in rural Scotland after years spent living abroad.
Also received this week were two walking guides from the Walking in Scotland series published by Clan Books. Walking around Loch Ness, the Black Isle and Easter Ross and Walking Caithness and Sutherland are both by Mary Welsh and Christine Isherwood. These illustrated guides describe various walking routes, giving details of local wildlife and points of interest.