Scottish Clan Books

Discover the history and origin of your Scottish clan and family history with these fun entertaining and easy to read mini books. Authored by our very own experienced journalist/historian these books describe the origins of your family name in a light hearted and informative fashion.

Presents for all the Scottish family.
Why not buy a bundle (and get a discount) and give them out as present at birthdays, family celebrations, family reunions, retrial parties, christmas or just a random act of kindness and generosity. They make great stocking fillers at Christmas. We deliver to most places around the world.

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Adamson Clan Book
A name with truly Biblical roots, Adamson and its equally popular spelling variations such as Adam and Adams is a name that has been present in Scotland from earliest times. Forging a close kinship with both Clan Gordon and Clan Mackintosh, they were frequently to be found on the bloody field of battle in defence of Scotland’s freedom. The colourful and dramatic tale of the Adamsons is recounted here. ..
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Agnew Clan Book
A name of both ancient Celtic and Norman roots, ‘Agnew’ features prominently in the colourful drama that is Scotland’s frequently turbulent history.   Allied for centuries with the mighty Clan Donald, some bearers of the name today can boast a descent from Somerled, the twelfth century King of the Isles also known as the Summer Wanderer.   Others can trace a descent from the family of Agneax, or Aigneu, originally from the valley of the Viré in Normandy, who fought a..
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Aitken Clan Book
Although to be found today throughout the length and breadth of Scotland, Lanarkshire and the Borders were the original stamping grounds of bearers of the Aitken name. It was in the Borders that they forged a close kinship with the distinguished Clan Gordon, who were later to also hold sway in the northeast of the country. Both at home and abroad, Aitkens have achieved fame and distinction, and their proud tale is recounted here. ..
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Allan Clan Book
From the bloody carnage of the battlefield to the decidedly more sedate business boardroom, bearers of the proud Allan name and its variations such as ‘Allen’ have stamped an indelible mark not only on Scotland but also much further afield.   While some were martyred for their religious beliefs during the bitter seventeenth century conflict between Crown and Covenant, others have distinguished themselves across a colourful range of more peaceful pursuits.   The Allan..
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Anderson Clan Book
Here is recounted the stirring history of the clan Anderson from its beginnings in the mists of medieval Caledonian history down to the present time. The clan’s turbulent exploits spanned the bloodthirsty, feuding saga of Scotland’s history and the dramatic tales here retold recall dashing Highland charges, brutal battles, breathless chases and deadly duels. The Clan Anderson were notorious border reivers who graduated to being armour bearers to Scottish Kings, a post which put royal lives..
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Armstrong Clan Book
Here is recounted the stirring history of the Clan Armstrong from its beginnings in the mists of medieval Caledonian history down to the present time. The clan’s turbulent exploits spanned the bloodthirsty,feuding saga of Scotland’s history and the dramatic tales here retold recall dashing Highland charges, brutal battles, breathless chases and deadly duels. The Clan Armstrong were notorious border reivers who graduated to being armour bearers to Scottish Kings, a post which put royal live..
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Baillie Clan Book
Although originally denoting someone employed as a civic official, it is through a colourful range of other pursuits that bearers of the Baillie name have stamped their mark on the pages of history. While some were embroiled in the violent religious and political upheavals of their time, others have made significant contributions to the arts. Read here the vibrant tale of the Baillies. ..
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Baird Clan Book
Although the name originally denoted someone who worked as a baker, generations of bearers of the proud surname of Baxter found themselves pursuing rather less peaceful careers as they left their mark on the bloodstained pages of Scotland’s story.   As kinsmen of the powerful Clan MacMillan, in 1411 they fought at the battle of Red Harlaw – one of the most savage battles ever to be fought on Scottish soil.    In the world of comedy, Stanley Baxter is the multi-t..
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Baxter Clan Book
Although the name originally denoted someone who worked as a baker, generations of bearers of the proud surname of Baxter found themselves pursuing rather less peaceful careers as they left their mark on the bloodstained pages of Scotland’s story. As kinsmen of the clansmen, they fought in the most savage battle ever to be fought on Scottish soil, but in later centuries some of their more law-abiding namesakes founded huge commercial dynasties. Read here of their often rumbustious liv..
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Bell Clan Book
The Bell clan is feted for providing the world with great inventions, like the telephone. But their past is littered with infamy. For nearly 300 years they made a name for themselves as feared Border Reivers, who swept in on horseback under cover of darkness and plundered the land. After being forced to give up their evil ways they spread their wings and blossomed around the globe. Today we rightly salute their many innovations. ..
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Black Clan Book
Although it derives from a descriptive term for a person’s hair or complexion, the heritage and traditions of those who bear the surname Black are far more colourful than the name would imply. Affiliated to no less than three proud Highland clans, Blacks shared in their violent and tragic histories. Read here also of the equally colourful Blackadders, Blackburns, Blackmores, and Blackwells. ..
£3.99
Blair Clan Book
Witness to some of the most dramatic events in Scotland’s history, bearers of the Blair name can lay claim to roots buried deep in the nation’s ancient soil. From the bloody Wars of Independence to the religious schisms of the seventeenth century, they played a pivotal role in key events, while others have gained recognition through more peaceful pursuits. Read here the stirring tale of the Blairs. ..
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Borthwick Clan Book
The Borthwick clan were famed for their loyalty to the Crown and their preparedness to fight for the Royal cause. These qualities led to their intimate involvement in several of the major episodes in Scotland’s story, including the flight of Mary, Queen of Scots. In more recent times they not only made the headlines, but also wrote them. ..
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Boyd Clan Book
The blood of Norman warriors who first arrived on British shores with the Conquest of 1066, flows through the veins of the Boyds of today.   By the twelfth century they had found a new home in Scotland, where over the following centuries they played a noble role in defence of the nation’s freedom and independence.   In more peaceful times, and on the stage, William Boyd was the American actor born in Cambridge, Ohio, in 1895 and who began his career in silent film ro..
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Brown Clan Book
Bearers of a name that can be found in various forms throughout the world, generations of Browns have found honour and fame in a variety of pursuits, not only as loyal servants of monarchy but militant defenders of the oppressed. Some even share in the bloodstained and tragic histories of two of Scotland’s ancient clans and can claim a kinship with them. From their ancient roots to the present day, read here of the colourful lives and times of renowned bearers of the name of Brown. ..
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