West Highland Way Round

Delighted to announce the publication of my latest title for Kindle and Kindle apps – West Highland Way Round.

The ebook describes a 99km circular walking trail through the Scottish Highlands, starting and finishing in Glen Nevis, near the UK’s outdoor capital, Fort William.

The route follows the existing West Highland Way between Fort William, Kinlochleven and King’s House before heading east to join the ancient Road to the Isles at Rannoch Station. From there it heads north to Corrour Station before roaming through wild, uninhabited glens. Read more…

Ghosts of Barlinnie

Ten Men – 10 Murder Trials – 10 Executions
By James Carron

Ten men each took eight steps across the gallery of Barlinnie Prison’s D-Hall, a final short walk from the grim confines of the condemned cell to the scaffold. Their time had finally come. Convicted of capital murder, each man faced the ultimate punishment – death by judicial hanging. Their crimes ranged from gangland slayings to multiple killings. The legal process exhausted and all bids for clemency rejected, the hangman’s noose was primed and ready to despatch swift justice.

This book explores the lives and crimes of the 10 men hanged at Barlinnie between 1946 and 1960. They were John Lyon, Patrick Carraher, John Caldwell, Paul Christopher Harris, James Ronald Robertson, James Smith, Patrick Deveney, George Francis Shaw, Peter Manuel and Anthony Miller. It follows the path each man took to murder, examines the evidence against them and the defences deployed and charts their final days incarcerated within the condemned cell at Barlinnie.

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Scotland Quarterly Magazine

Scotland Quarterly is a new Scottish general interest e-magazine, covering Scotland past, present and future, focussing on the people, places, history, wildlife, nature, conservation and countryside of a nation. Published quarterly, features in the first issue, include:

Edward de Gernier – The man who brought chips to Scotland

McAlpine and the Moor – The story of how an intrepid party of railway surveyors, including one of Scotland’s most celebrated entrepreneurs, survived a winter’s night trapped on Rannoch Moor

Quake Centre – The story of Earthquake House, near Comrie

Reindeer Man – A conservation success story in the Cairngorms

Cowal’s Ghost Town – The soulless settlement of Pollphail, built to house oil workers in the 1970s but never occupied, faces an uncertain future

Lost Island Railways – Tracking down Skye’s railway history

Plus we feature a walk from Kinlochleven to the Blackwater Dam, tips on staying in mountain bothies, a short profile of Corgarff Castle and reviews of new Scottish ebooks.

Available exclusively from the Amazon Kindle Store, priced £1.06. Click here to find out more…

New ebooks for walkers

We have published a small range of new ebooks, full details of which can be found at our new Amenta Publishing website. Titles are available through Smashwords and the Amazon Kindle Store and can be downloaded to a variety of different bits of kit, including mobile phones, palm readers, the Kindle and PC. More titles will follow shortly…