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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Bruce Clan Book
Here is recounted the stirring history of the Clan Bruce from its beginnings when Scotland first formed itself into a nation 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 Highland charges, brutal battles, breathless chases and deadly duels. Robert the Bruce is, along with William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace, the most towering figure in Scotland’s struggle for independence from the yoke..
Buchanan Clan Book
This is the stirring story of the Clan Buchanan and their connections with major historical characters like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Here is recounted the tales of their clan feuds along the banks of Loch Lomond and of how they went on to give stalwart service in the Napoleonic Wars. This is a stirring saga of thrilling periods of Scottish history full of fascinating and dramatic incidents. Clan members will love this book but for anyone interested in an exciting s..
Burns Clan Book
One derivation of the proud name of Burns is from the Old English ‘beorn’, meaning ‘warrior’, while yet another source is from a term indicating ‘bourne’, or ‘stream’.   ‘Burns’ and other name variations that include ‘Burnside’ and ‘Burness’ figure prominently in Scotland’s story.   As kinsmen of the clansmen, they fought for the cause of their nation’s freedom, while others gained notoriety as lawless Borders reivers, or raiders.   In more peaceful time..
Cameron Clan Book
‘Unite’ is the apt motto of the Camerons, a proud clan that were indeed united over many long and bloody centuries in the cause of Scotland’s freedom and independence.   With a colourful and imposing clan crest of five arrows tied with a red band and plant badge of a sturdy oak, they are particularly associated with Lochaber and the area around Fort William and other territories that include Loch Eil, Loch Lochy and Loch Airkaigside.   It was at great cost to themsel..
Campbell Clan Book
With roots buried deep in the ancient soil of Scotland, the Campbells were for centuries at the forefront of the drama that is the nation’s frequently turbulent history. Particularly identified with the rugged grandeur of Argyllshire, they gained high distinction and honours that include a dukedom. Presented here is the stirring saga of the proud Clan Campbell, including the unsolved murder of Colin Campbell, the Red Fox, and their bitter feud with the rival Stewarts and MacDonalds. ..
Carmichael Clan Book
With roots in both the Lowlands and the Highlands of Scotland, the Carmichael name has for centuries been prominent on the pages of the vibrant drama that is the nation’s history. With sword in hand they fought not only in their native land, but also on foreign fields, gaining honours and distinction. Read here the proud and stirring tale of the Carmichaels. ..
Chalmers Clan Book
In charge of the exchequers into which royal revenues were paid, early bearers of the names of Chalmers and Chambers thrived as loyal and trusted servants of successive monarchs, while others became kinsfolk of the clans of the wild and unruly Western Highlands. Many were martyred in the cause of their faith during the bitter wars between Crown and Covenant, while others gave their lives in defence of the doomed cause of the Royal House of Stuart. Their vibrant and colourful story is recou..
Chisholm Clan Book
With the challenging  motto of ‘I am fierce with the fierce’ and fearsome crest of a hand holding a dagger, transfixing a boar’s head, bearers today of the proud name of Chisholm have Scottish roots that stretch back to both present-day Roxburghshire, in the Borders, and much further north in Inverness-shire.   Originally descended from a band of Norman warriors by the name of ‘de Chisholme’, who fought at the side of Duke William of Normandy at the battle of Hastings in 106..
Christie Clan Book
Closely allied for centuries with the powerful Farquharsons of Invercauld, near Braemar, sharing in both the clan’s glorious fortunes and tragic misfortunes, the Christies have stamped their own indelible and personal mark on the pages of history.   Not only in their original homeland of Scotland, but also much further afield, they have gained honours and distinction.   In the creative world of the written word, British crime writer Agatha Christie’s books are still ..
Clark Clan Book
They began as religious scholars but the Clark clan soon developed their talents in many directions. From Queen Victoria’s physician, who became embroiled in a right Royal scandal, to one of the greatest Grand Prix racers of all time, their story is both uplifting and tragic. And in between were those masters of science and technology whose genius has left a lasting legacy. ..
Cochrane Clan Book
A name with a number of possible points of origin that include from ‘Covernan’, the name of a fierce Norse raider who settled in Scotland in the ninth century, ‘Cochrane’ features prominently in the nation’s frequently turbulent historical record.   Particularly identified with Renfrewshire, the family prospered over the centuries, accruing high honours and distinction along the way.   Sir John Cochrane served as a colonel in the army of the ill-fated Charles 1, whil..
Colquhoun Clan Book
The entrance of the Colquhoun clan onto the Scottish scene came in 1241 when the Anglo-Norman Sir Humphrey de Kilpatrick was granted the lands and barony of Colquhoun, in Dunbartonshire, and subsequently took this place name as his family name.   Further valuable lands were acquired in 1368 when Sir Humphrey’s son, Sir Robert de Colquhoun, married the Fair Maid of Luss, daughter and heiress of the Lord of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond.   Frequently having to batt..
Cook Clan Book
Although an occupational surname, bearers of the Cook name have gained distinction through a colourful range of pursuits far removed from the trade that originally gave them the name. As kinsfolk of a proud West Highland clan, they were stalwart in their support of the cause of the Royal House of Stewart, while others paid the ultimate price in defence of their religious freedom. Read here the stirring tale of the Cooks. ..
Cooper Clan Book
The origins of the Clan Cooper are shrouded in mystery. But by the 17th century one branch of the family had become major landowners. Part of their Edinburgh estate remains intact to this day.  However, their power and influence lasted barely a century, destroyed in the main thanks to an act of vengeance carried out by Oliver Cromwell. Since then many a Cooper has made a name for himself on the world stage, including the Scot who became one of England’s greatest poets. ..
Craig Clan Book
Bearers of a name that has its roots in the rugged grandeur of the northeast of Scotland, the Craigs of today can boast a truly rich and ancient heritage.    Their origins lie with those early settlers known as the Picts, making them heirs to both a warrior society and a highly sophisticated culture.   The Craigs have excelled, and continue to excel, through wide range of endeavours.   On the silver screen, Daniel Craig is the English actor who was ..
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