Scottish interest publications recently added to the collections at the National Library of Scotland include The art of modern tapestry: Dovecot Studios since 1912 edited by Elizabeth Cumming and published by Lund Humphries. This beautifully illustrated volume celebrates one hundred years of the Edinburgh based Dovecot Studios tapestry workshop and gallery.
To Auckland by the Ganges, edited and introduced by Robert M. Grogan, tells the story of a Scottish family’s emigration through the journal kept by David Buchanan during his three and a half month voyage from Gravesend to Auckland. David Buchanan, a Scottish journalist, sailed to New Zealand with his children on the ship ‘The Ganges’ in 1863. During the voyage he kept a diary, which was published in the Glasgow Herald twice weekly. Published by Whittles, this book makes accessible Buchanan’s fascinating journal entries on life aboard a mid nineteenth century sailing ship.
Bevel is a collection of poetry in English and Scots by Scottish poet William Letford. William also works as a roofer and recently received a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust which allowed him to spend three months in Northern Italy helping to restore a medieval village. Bevel, published by Carcanet Press, is William’s debut poetry collection.
Tearoom delights : a little guide to delightful tearooms of Perthshire, Angus and Dundee by Lorna McInnes allows the reader to discover the most charming tearooms in this part of Scotland. Published by Teacups Press, this book reviews the tearooms whilst also providing practical information such as opening hours and location.