Strong Brave True

Strong Brave True


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Illustrated by TOM MORGAN-JONES.

Incredible stories of the great Scots who changed the world we live in. Let the lives of these artists, explorers, poets, philosophers and engineers inspire YOU!


WILLIAMINA FLEMING was an astronomer who discovered hundreds of stars?

ALEXANDER FLEMING won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of penicillin?

ELSIE INGLIS set up hospitals all across Europe to treat over 200,000 soldiers? (Have you seen her on a £50 note?)

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S family of engineers built more than 100 lighthouses?


Check out some fantastic videos and educational activity sheets by clicking here!



“A wonderfully colourful, fun-packed, characterful introduction to the famous and not-so-famous Scots who made their mark on history . . . A must-have for any young historian or true Scot! Loved it!” – PHILIP ARDAGH, Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author.

“Who wouldn’t want to be Scottish after reading this splendid book?” – ROSS COLLINS, Prize-winning author of The Elephantom

Product Details

Published: 5th September 2019
Format: Hardback 236x297mm
Extent: 40 pages
ISBN: 9781785302510


Mairi Kidd is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland. She was formerly Managing Director of Barrington Stoke, a prize-winning publisher. A fluent Gaelic speaker, she has an MA in Celtic Studies from Edinburgh University. As CEO of Stòrlann, the National Gaelic Education Resource Agency, she worked with Scottish Government, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and local authorities. Mairi is a contributor to BBC Radio nan Gàidheal's books coverage and writes for broadcast, including Gaelic comedy series FUNC.


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