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which are among some of Scotland's earliest examples. Although there have been over 40 major excavations over the years, until now the county's archaeological heritage has been hidden away. Re-examining the old surveys and excavations, and combining them with the ever-increasing new work, Derek Alexander and Gordon McCrae have provided a fascinating summary to inform future research and inspire excitement about this county's rich heritage. ( Alker, Sharon / Leith Davis / Holly Faith Nelson (eds.), Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture, Aldershot: Ashgate 2012 (hardback £65.00) While recent scholarship has usefully positioned Burns within the context of British Romanticism as a spokesperson of Scottish national identity, Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture considers Burns's impact in the United States, Canada, and South America, where he has served variously as a site of cultural memory and of creative negotiation. Ambitious in its scope, the volume is divided into five sections that explore: transatlantic concerns in Burns's own work, Burns's early publication in North America, Burns's reception in the Americas, Burns's creation as a site of cultural memory, and extra-literary remediations of Burns, including contemporary digital representations. By tracing the transatlantic modulations of the poet and songwriter and his works, Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture sheds new light on the circuits connecting Scotland and Britain with the evolving cultures of the Americas from the late eighteenth century to the present. ( 123) Archibald, Malcolm, A Sink of Atrocity - Crime in 19th Century Dundee, Edinburgh: Black & White Publishing 2012 (paperback £11.99) Dundee in the nineteenth century was a very dangerous place. Ever since the Circuit judge Lord Cockburn branded the city 'A Sink of Atrocity' in his Memoirs, the image of old Dundee has been one of poverty and crime – but what was it really like to live in the streets and closes of Dundee at that time? In A Sink of Atrocity, Malcolm Archibald reveals the real nineteenth century Dundee and the ordinary and extraordinary crimes that took place. As well as the usual domestic violence, fighting and robberies, Dundee was also beset with a catalogue of different crimes during the century. There were the Bodysnatchers and Resurrection men who caused much panic in the 1820s and an epidemic of thieving in the 1860s. There were gang crimes, infamous murders and an astonishing outbreak of crimes committed by women, as well as the highly unusual theft of a whale at sea. Poverty and drink played their part and up against this tidal wave of crime stood men like Patrick Mackay, one of Dundee's Messengers-at-Arms, who was responsible for apprehending criminals before the advent of the police. It was not an easy job but those who were caught faced the full force of the law, from fines to jail and from transportation to hanging, as the authorities fought to bring law and order to Dundee. ( Ashton, John, Megrahi: You Are My Jury: The Lockerbie Evidence, Edinburgh: Birlinn 2012 (paperback £14.99) For the first time, the man known as "the Lockerbie bomber" - accused of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland - tells his fascinating story. This long-awaited book argues that, far from being an unrepentant terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the innocent victim of dirty politics, a flawed investigation, and judicial

folly. Based on exclusive interviews with Megrahi himself and conclusive new evidence, this account destroys the prosecution's case while making a compelling argument that the murderers were not acting on behalf of Libya and Muammar Gaddafi, but on behalf of an entirely different government. Bell, Robin, Set on a Hill: A Strategic View over Scottish History, Edinburgh: Birlinn 2012 (paperback £ 14.99) The story begins in the first century AD, when the Strathearn area lay near the northern frontier of the Roman empire, and continues through the age of Picts, Scots and Britons and Vikings to the coming of Christianity and the medieval Church. Robin Bell then traces Auchterarder's history through the Renaissance, Enlightenment, the Agricultural and Industrial revolutions, the improvements of the Victorian era, the two world wars and ends in 2005, when the world-famous Gleneagles hotel hosted the G8 summit. Set on a Hill highlights an area that has been of surprising strategic historical importance for thousands of years, and shows how international events affect a local community and how it often turns round and affects them right back. ( Bennett, Susan / Mary Byatt / Jenny Main / Anne Oliver / Janet Trythall (eds.), Women of Moray, Edinburgh: Luath 2012 (paperback £16.99) The stories of around 70 women associated with the Moray area, this book provides a unique glimpse into history, looking beyond the male-dominated surface to a wealth of important and extraordinary female achievement. The local context of the content makes this the ideal tool to drum up interest in the past both in schools and in the wider community, and there are already plans to launch the book in conjunction with an exhibition focusing on female painters and a conference with discussions on many of the women featured. This is a treasure-trove of stories about women whose contribution to history has hitherto been hidden. ( Birrell, Derek, Comparing Devolved Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2012 (hardback £ 60.00) Devolution has often been described as asymmetrical in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book sets out to examine if developments in devolved governance, particularly since 2007, have moved towards greater symmetry. The evidence for this analysis is based on a detailed comparison of the key elements of governance in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is a comparative assessment of the treatment of each element of governance in these countries. Some of the sectors of governance examined have previously received relatively little attention, such as the Civil Service, quangos, local government, the operation of the Executives, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, and the development of inter-governmental relations. Comparing Devolved Governance is a major single reference source for those seeking a comparative and comprehensive study of devolved government. ( Breitenbach, Esther, Scottish Women: A Documentary History, 1780-1914, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2012 (hardcover € 100.00) This volume compiles the voices of around a hundred Scottish women, many never before heard. Its editors introduce topics and debates relevant to nineteenth-century women's everyday lives, using selected primary source material to demonstrate key points. The editors' introductions to key themes provide an entry point to Scottish Women's history and the sources Scottish Studies Newsletter 39, May 2012

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