New Scottish publications recently added to the National Library of Scotland’s collections include The Edinburgh companion to James Hogg edited by Ian Duncan and Douglas Mack. Part of the Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature series published by Edinburgh University Press, this work contains a collection of essays examining the life and work of the Scottish author and key Romantic figure, James Hogg (1770-1835). You can find references to further items by and about James Hogg on Scottish Bibliographies Online.
Shetland vernacular buildings 1600-1900 by Ian Tait is the result of 25 years of research and fieldwork investigating the history, architecture and usage of farm buildings in Shetland. Published by Shetland Museum & Archives, this volume includes many illustrations reproduced in print for the first time.
The recent Highland Railway Society publication Aberfeldy’s railway by C.J. Stewart draws on research and interviews to provide a fascinating account of the history of the railway in the Tay Valley. References to many more books, chapters and articles on the history of Scottish railways can be found in Scottish Bibliographies Online.
Skagboys is the latest novel by Scottish author Irvine Welsh. The prequel to Trainspotting, this novel explains the circumstances that pushed Mark Renton and friends towards herion addiction in 1980s Edinburgh. Skagboys is published by Jonathan Cape.