Scottish interest items recently received by the National Library of Scotland include Scotland and Poland : historical encounters 1500-2010 by Tom Devine and David Hesse. Published by John Donald, this book explores connections between the two countries over the last 500 years.
Jo Clifford’s play The tree of knowledge imagines what David Hume and Adam Smith would make of 21st century Scotland. Published by Nick Hern Books, The tree of knowledge was commissioned by and first performed at the Traverse.
Skeem life : growing up in the Seventies by Gary Robertson is a humourous account of the author’s early life in the tough housing estates of Dundee. He describes a relatively carefree era where ‘getting up to no good’ was all part of growing up. Skeem life is published by black & White.
A further recent addition was Farming and the land, volume 2 in the Scottish life and society : a compendium of Scottish ethnology series. Alexander Fenton and Kenneth Veitch are the editors of this volume which looks at changes in agriculture and land use across the whole of Scotland and the impact of these developments on rural life. Farming and the land is published by John Donald.