Here's a few links to some personal resources and enthusiasms. A mixed bag!

Second Hand Books

A collection of second hand book sellers around the world, from Blair Atholl to Botswana. This site can search their stock to find whatever book you are looking for. Very handy.

The Word on the Street

A National Library of Scotland archive of street literature. Look through 300 years of broadsides, the tabloid of their time. Read about the sale of a wife in Edinburgh, suicides, pirates, prostitutes, masons, jacobites and shoemakers. All life is here!

Good Gifts

The Good Gifts Catalogue. Buy someone a hive of bees, a kalashnikov or a hen! These ethical presents are an easy, accessible way to give money to charity and feel like you're getting something out of it.


A folk music site with a huge collection of lyrics, a forum and other bits and bobs.

Arts and Letters Daily

Try this! You never know where it will take you.

Buildings at Risk Register

Run by The Scottish Civic Trust, this is a list of buildings considered to be at risk of dereliction, demolition or other dangers. It lists the contact details for planning permission, owners, vendors, any known activity concerning the building, architects and history.

Tradtional Music and Song Association

The TMSA are an organisation promoting and supporting Scottish music. They run various events and sessions countrywide.


The local information site with pictures, campaigns (such as re-opening Govanhill Baths), events and the latest gossip!

Scottish Walks

An information and advice site for walking in Scotland.

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