Solway Book's Bev Chadband will be out and about around the region this week attending agricultural shows with the great Splashpoint range. You can...
Solway Books' very own cycling superstars Gary and Michael Chadband made their way through the highways, byways and off road routes to get to Melton...
Team Chadband have put more than 300 miles on the clock during their charity cycle challenge. Gary and Michael Chadband with their friend Joseph...
Solway Books owners Keith and Bev Chadband set off for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital yesterday in support of their sons who are cycling to...
A wonderful new children's book that features the outstanding natural beauty of Dumfries and Galloway will be launched next month. The book has been...
News The peaceful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway was once the scene of the biggest clash of the clans in Scotland.
For over half a century the Maxwell and Johnstone clans had waged a bitter feud with each other in a power struggle for the control
of the Scottish West March, now modern Dumfriesshire.
In December 1593 the eighth Lord Maxwell decided to end the matter once and for all, little knowing that his action would lead to
Scotland's largest and bloodiest clan battle.
In Death of a King's Man, Troublesome Wardens and The Battle of Dryfe Sands, Annan based author Stephen Maggs examines
the political power struggle that led to the terrible loss of life near Lockerbie. In a second book, Where True Valour is Only to be Seen, the Battle of Sark, Stephen looks at one of the less well known encounters in the long running struggle between the Scots and English over the control of the Border country.
Led by the great clan leader Hugh Douglas, the Scots overwhelmed the English in October 1448 causing humiliation for King Henry VI. Such was the extent of the Scots victory that it left them in a position of strength for the following decade.
With a military background and a life long interest in war gaming Stephen brings the wealth of his experience to bear in his examination of both battles.
His extensive research details the armies, the weaponry, tactics and the aftermath of the battles. The books are ideal for re-enactors, local historians
and anyone interested in the battles that helped to shape the Border Country we know today. The handy A5 size, along with the clear directions and photographs make them the perfect companion for anyone wishing to retrace the steps of our ancestors.
Death of a King's Man and Where True Valour is Only to Be Seen, both published by our sister company GC Books, are available from Solway Books
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| || Kirkcudbright is preparing to be the first Scottish town to hold an internationally renowned Sculpture Symposium. Seven sculptors, five Scottish, one German and one Irish from Kirkcudbright's twin... || |
| || On Saturday July 3rd we, along with our sister company GC Books, are holding a big book sale at the Douglas Arms, Castle Douglas between 10am and 4pm. We're charging just 30p for paperbacks... || |
| || Our sister company GC Books will be launching their latest book at the Wigtown Book Festival. On Sunday 26th September author Julia C MacDonald will be talking about her fascinating new work "U... || |
| || From the well known 'Through the Lens' series of books, we now have in stock volumes one and two of Bygone Dumfries and Galloway. The books by the late Desmond Donaldson featured photographs... || |
| || Solway Books owners Keith and Bev Chadband set off for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital yesterday in support of their sons who are cycling to raise money for the charity. Eighteen year old Gary... || |
| || Galloway Children's Festival takes place on Sunday 4th July and Solway Books will be taking part by holding story telling sessions for the under sixes in our children's section of the shop. The... || |
| || Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Down at Solway Books, the lights are glistening. We have a season of special events and opening times to help you find the right Christmas... || |
| || Get into the Christmas spirit with Solway. Forget the crowds, forget the impersonal interaction with the internet, get into the swing of Christmas by joining us for a mince pie and mulled wine on... || |
| || Kirkcudbright's annual Art and Crafts Trail is being held this weekend, 30th July to 1st August and Solway Books is delighted to be taking part by offering a selection of beautifully hand... || |
| || Choosing books can be difficult, especially with the advice 'don't judge a book by it's cover'. Amanda Ross, the creator of the Richard and Judy Book Club recently shared her tips on the subject... || |
| || On Sunday 3rd October we're holding an exciting Warhammer Workshop along with our sister company GC Books. The event is being held as part of the Wigtown Book Festival Fringe and from 10am to 3pm the... || |
| || A wonderful new children's book that features the outstanding natural beauty of Dumfries and Galloway will be launched next month. The book has been written and illustrated by first time author... || |
| || Being an independent bookseller is becoming increasingly difficult faced with the rise of e readers, online retailing and heavy discounting from supermarkets. In the last five years nearly 2000... || |
| || The 14th Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival promises to be an exciting celebration of jazz music in all its styles. The mix will include Traditional New Orleans, Dixieland and Swing. The Festival... || |
| || On Sunday 19th December we're opening from 10 am to 5pm to give you a chance to do some last minute Chrismas shopping.From 12 noon there will also be mulled wine and mince pies to enjoy while you... || |
| || Solway Books' very own cycling superstars Gary and Michael Chadband made their way through the highways, byways and off road routes to get to Melton Mowbray. Along with their friend Joe Clayton the... || |
| || Now in stock, two new guides to battlefields in Dumfries and Galloway. Death of a King's Man Troublesome Wardens and The Battle fof Dryfe Sands highlights the biggest clan battle in Scotland between... || |
| || Staff at Solway Books are pleased to be able to support a new writer with a base here in Kirkcudbright. Andy Mitchell has written and published the first in a series of children's books about... || |
| || Staff at Solway are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new jewellery line at the shop. The create your own pandora style bracelet has now been added to our ever increasing range of books, toys and... || |
| || Pirate or Father of the American Navy, Dumfriesshire born John Paul Jones has always been a controversial historical figure. But a new book published by our sister company GC Books helps to... || |
| || In 2004, within a month of her 101st birthday, Freda Gordon-Hall died in Palnackie near Kirkcudbright. She left behind her an extraordinary memoir written many years before during her retirement. Her... || |
| || We're taking our wonderful wooden toy collection along to the Galloway Wood Festival at Kirroughtree on August 29th between 10am and 4pm. Come along and say hello. Author Andy Mitchell will also... || |
| || Staff at Solway Books are celebrating the inclusion of the store in The Independent's guide to the top 50 bookshops in the UK. Director Keith Chadband is delighted that his shop has been included in... || |
| || Spitfires Over Scotland - First Blood to the Auxiliaries, the Life of Squadron Leader Patrick Gifford was successfully launched recently in Castle Douglas, the town where the WW2 hero worked as a... || |
| || We have a fabulous new range of postcards and jigsaw puzzles available in store. Created for Solway Books under the name Splashpoint, the cards feature original paintings from Galloway artist Pauline... || |
| || Solway Book's Bev Chadband will be out and about around the region this week attending agricultural shows with the great Splashpoint range. You can catch her at Wigtown on Wednesday 1st August, at... || |
| || Kirkcudbright author Ian Devlin has written a moving tribute to one of the town's recent characters, artist John Budgett. His book 'John Budgett Our Friend the Artist' is now available from... || |
| || Gather your armies for the latest Warhammer event at Solway Books on Saturday 14th August from 1pm. Bring your models for a skirmish or a battle with other collecters or just come along for a chat to... || |
| || Warhammer fans have a chance to try out any new models on Saturday 14th January at Solway Books. We're holding one of our popular Warhammer workshops where gamers can join in a battle with other... || |
| || Another series of Warhammer Workshops has been planned for Solway Books. The dates for your diary are June 5th, July 17th and August 14th. The workshops give fans of Warhammer the chance to meet up,... || |
| || Our popular Warhammer workshops began again last weekend but don't worry if you missed it. We have further get togethers for Games Workshop fans at Solway Books on January 20th and February 19th.... || |
| || A selection of short books and pamphlets published by the Friends of the Whithorn Trust are now available at Solway Books. The selection includes some of the past prestigious Whithorn lectures.... || |
| || Where better to celebrate the arrival of spring that at the Wigtown Spring Weekend. The event has been organised this year, for the first time, by The Association of Wigtown Booksellers. They have... || |
| || Whatever the weather there will be something to entertain, engage or enlighten you at this year's Wigtown Spring Festivalwhich will be held in the town on the 5th and 6th of May 2012. For the second... || |
| || Throughout the month of April Dumfries and Galloway will be hosting a Wildlife Festival with events throughout the region. Collect a programme giving full details at Solway Books. Solway Books also... || |
| || Join us here at Solway Books to celebrate World Book Night on Saturday 5th March. From 1pm to 5pm we will be serving refreshments and handing out free books courtesy of the new national event. There... || |
| || We are delighted to be able to support our local Young Enterprise Company. The pupils of Kirkcudbright Academy have formed a company called Incito and have produced a simple guide to the basics of... || || |