Recommended Reading - Scottish Humour

In Association with Here are some recommendations of humourous books about Scotland (well, they tickled my fancy). I also have links so you can buy them from - if you buy them this way, Amazon will pay me commission on each book bought, which will help offset my costs in running this web site.

1314 and All That

Scoular Anderson

ISBN 1841580511

Buy this now from A tounge-in-cheek guide book to Scotland, which will even appeal to the locals. Warning: some of the translations of English <-> Glaswegian are somewhat approximate... Amazon's synopsis:

This history of Scotland addresses the questions that other texts ignore, such as: was Bannockburn a cake?; how bonnie was Prince Charlie?; and wha's like us? Combining accuracy and humour, this is Scottish history from a different angle.

What's Under the Kilt?

Robin Mitchell

This is a short 24-page full colour publication which takes a humorous look at ten topics stereotypically associated with the Scots - Being mean, ancestral research, the weather, kilts and tartan, bagpipes, language, whisky, football (and pubs), haggis and the Loch Ness monster.

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