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Dugald Buchanan: the Bard of Rannoch has been updated. Included are photographs, biographies of all the writers, a new introduction and the correction of the (inevitable) typos. If you haven’t bought a copy yet, we would urge you to. It is a splendid book. You can get it on Kindle here.


Release date: September 17

A new volume for the Rott Alba imprint of Rott Publishing. The Selected Poems of Alexander Robertson (1668-1749). Robertson, Poet Chief of the Clan Donnachaidh, was an ardent Jacobite and supporter of Stuarts who took part in all three great rebellions – 1689, 1715 and 1745. His verses give an unparalleled insight into the political struggles of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Scotland.

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Release date: July 2

Time to announce the publication of a new imprint for Rott Publishing and a new book. The first volume in what we hope will be a long-running series is the complete works of Dugald Buchanan, also known as the Bard of Rannoch, the Cowper of the Highlands. A fascinating poet and lay-preacher, not only do his writings give an insight into the church in the Highlands of Scotland, they reflect the political turmoil at the time – the Jacobite revolt and the doomed uprising of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Dugald Buchanan: The Bard of Rannoch is available for Kindle. It contains not just his Spiritual Songs, but also his Confessions – sometimes called the Reminiscences – and several letters. To put his life and work into context, his writings are prefaced by eight essays.

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