Scottish Connections

Books either written by Scots or featuring Scotland and its history to some extent


60 Aviation Experiences

edited by Jack Burgess
80+ years of aviation recalled by members of the Aircrew Association

60 More Aviation Experiences

by Jack Burgess et al
Another collection of true stories by members of the Aircrew Association
military memoir

A Virgin Airman

by Jack Docherty
An illustrated memoir of RAF Seletar in Singapore during the 1950s and of a nostalgic return trip in 2009

An Ayrshire Shipbuilder

by Dougal McIntyre
Portrait of John McIntyre, a 19th/20th century Scottish shipbuilder
Aviation memoir

Flying the Waves

by Richard Pike

Experiences of an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot around the Scottish coast in the 1980s/90s
historical fiction

For Freedom and Honour

by James R.S. Black
A historical novel set in World War Two following the fortunes of an RAF Spitfire pilot from Perthshire in Scotland
RAF memoir World War II

From 1 to 1000 Horsepower

by Fergus Davidson

Experiences of a Scottish WW2 fighter pilot with 534, 91 and 229 Squadrons of the RAF
World War I memoir

Once a Cameron Highlander

by Robert Burns

Remarkable story of a WW1 Battle of the Somme veteran, who lived to be 105 years old

Prestwick's Pioneer

by Dougal McIntyre

Biography of David F. McIntyre, first pilot to fly over Everest and founder of Scottish Aviation

The Brats

by Tony Paul

Four young stowaways from Greenock endure cruel mistreatment on a transatlantic voyage in this real-life seafaring adventure set in 1868
RAF reminiscences

Well, You Wanted to Fly!

edited by Jack Burgess
Aviation tales contributed by members of the Aircrew Association
WW2 memoir

A Waggoner's War

by Fergus Fulton

A Motor Transport Driver’s Experiences in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Army Service Corps 1942-45