About Kessock Books

Our titles celebrate the astonishing and diverse landscapes, the mixture of cultures, and the complex and fascinating history of this remarkable region. In so doing, we question the prevalent myths and legends, in particular those surrounding the 19th-century adoption of 'Highlandism'.


Our policy is to be informative, eclectic and entertaining, and our market comprises tourists, locals, incomers and everyone interested in this special part of Europe.  


As of December 2016, we have five books in print, with six titles scheduled for publication in 2017. The publishing programme for next year will be available on this website from early January 2017.


Over the last six months, we have arranged representation in the tourist trade though Bookspeed, book trade distribution through Gardners, have joined Publishing Scotland, and are looking at other outlets for our expanding range of well-received and admired books.


You can also continue to purchase our books online through our Shop.


Kessock Books Ltd was established in Inverness in 2014 in order to publish books exclusively on the Scottish Highlands and Islands: from the humorous to the serious and from the historical to the contemporary.