Reviews of publications, including, but not restricted to, the Society's own publications, are published online free to view here.  This digital format enables a more relaxed approach to particular styles or lengths of article, although we would ask authors to maintain, where possible, the same high standards and style as represented in the Style Guide for publishing other works with us.



The Society has the following books awaiting review:

Andrew Duncan Senior: Physician of the Enlightenment edited by John Chamlers, 256 page softback, 34 b&w and 14 colour illustrations, NMS Enterprises Ltd - Publishing, RRP £14.99, ISBN: 978 1 905267 30 9 available from

St Giles': the Dramatic Story of a Great Church and its People by Rosalind K Marshall, 221 page hardback, 9 colour plates, 15 b&w figures, St Andrews Press, RRP £9.99, ISBN: 978 0 715209 27 1

Northern Lights: the age of Scottish Lighthouses by A D Morrison-Low, 288 page softback, 100 colour and b&w illustrations, NMS Enterprises Ltd - Publishing in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, RRP £17.99, ISBN: 978 1 905267 47 7 available from

"Elginhaugh: A Flavian Fort and its Annexe" - Volumes 1 and 2 by W S Hanson, 686 page softback, 64 b&w plates and 171 illustrations, Britannia Monograph Series No.23 with Historic Scotland, rrp: £58.00, ISBN: 9780907764342

"Lost Aberdeen: the Outskirts" by Diane Morgan, 212 page hardback, many b&w plates and illustrations, Birlinn Ltd, rrp: £16.99, ISBN: 9781841585505

"Murus ille famosus (that famous wall): Depictions and Descriptions of Hadrian's Wall before Camden" by William D Shannon, 38 page softback, colour map extracts, Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Tract Series Vol XXII, rrp £7.50 post free, ISBN: 9781873124451

"Archaeology Around Glasgow" by Susan Hothersall, 139 page softback, many colour plates and maps, Glasgow Museums, rrp £10, ISBN: 9780902752870

"Architectural ironwork in Stornoway: Scotland's Hidden Gem" by Ali Davey and David S Mitchell, 142 page softback, 422 figures most full colour plates, Historic Scotland TCRE Group, ISBN: 9781904966319

"From Kelso to Kalamazoo: the life and times of George Taylor 1803-1891" edited by Margaret Jeary and Mark Mulhearn, 176 page softback, 11 b&w illustrations, NMS Enterprises, rrp £8.99, ISBN: 9781905267279

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