Glasgow and Beyond

This collection of books look at the history of the city, through an area, a single object or a from a series of events. Find out more about wider Glasgow with our collection of titles. 

To order any of these titles email the Editorial Team - editorial@glasgowlife.org.uk ​

The Flora of Renfrewshire

Keith Watson
This is the first full flora of the Vice County of Renfrewshire (Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and parts of south and north-west Glasgow). It is the fruit of over 50 years of field recording by local botanists and over 18 years of fieldwork and in-depth search of historical records by the author.
July 2013; hardback; 410pp + 24pp colour plates; 190 x 254mm; ISBN 978 1 874357 544; £45 Co-published with Pisces Publications – www.naturebureau.co.uk/pisces-publications 

More Than A Game: How Scotland shaped world football

Richard McBrearty
A short booklet that looks at the impact Scotland has had on the development of football – from its earliest days to the modern era. Including many rare images and insights from a leading expert on football, this is a must-have for any football fan.
March 2013; paperback; 48pp; 150 x 210mm; ISBN 978 1 908638 038; £3.50



1970s' Glasgow: Through the lens

Glasgow in the 1970s was undergoing a period of change. Four intrepid photographers divided the city up and proceeded to document the streets and buildings before they were lost forever. This dark and gritty portrayal reveals a side to Glasgow and its people that is seldom seen today.
2011; paperback; 225 x 240mm; 120pp; ISBN 978 1 840335 422; £9.99

My Glasgow Riverside Museum Sticker Scapes

My Glasgow Riverside Museum Sticker Scape is a fold-out picture of the Clyde on one side, and the street scene from Glasgow's world-famous transport museum on the other, in a pack with five sheets of stickers that feature key items in the new Riverside Museum. Stickers are reusable and repositionable. 
2011; paperback; 296 x 198mm; 12pp; 978 1 849341 950; £5

Wildlife Around Glasgow: 50 remarkable sites to visit

Glasgow and the surrounding area has many scenic sites, abundant in wildlife, with places like the Clyde estuary providing a rich habitat for a high variety of plants and animals. With detailed information about how to get to the features sites and packed with facts about them, this book is a must for any nature enthusiast keen to explore off the beaten track.
2010; paperback; 210 x 148mm; 176pp; ISBN 978 0 902752 962; £9.99


Glasgow 1955: Through the lens

The summer of 1955 in Glasgow was so hot that there are reports of melting tarmac and children escaped the heat by playing in park fountains. This image of Glasgow was recorded in a remarkable photographic survey carried out by local camera clubs – step back in time to the days of trams and tenements.
2008; paperback; 225 x 240mm; 120pp; ISBN 978 0 902752 894; £9.99

Archaeology Around Glasgow: 50 remarkable sites to visit

Whether you are a native of Glaswegian or a visitor to the city you'll find somewhere to explore in this accessible, fact-packed guide. From Roman bathhouses to the recent industrial past, history is all around us. Published to mark the 150th anniversary of Glasgow Archaeological Society.
2007; paperback; 210 x 148mm; 140pp; ISBN 978 0 902752 870; £9.99




Glasgow's Spitfire

The story of Supermarine Spitfire LA198, her short flying career as told through the words of the men of No.602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, and her subsequent restoration.
2004; paperback; 210 x 210 mm; 88pp; ISBN 978 0 902752 733; £5.99

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