Scottish Connections

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

60 Aviation Experiences

A collection of true stories contributed by members of the Scottish Saltire Branch of the Aircrew Association whose collective memory spans more than 80 years of aviation history.

60 More Aviation Experiences

Another collection of true stories by members of Scottish Saltire Branch of the Aircrew Association

A Virgin Airman – memories of RAF Seletar in the 1950s

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.

Flying the Waves

by Richard Pike
Experiences of an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot around the Scottish coast in the 1980s/90s.

From 1 to 1000 Horsepower an RAF fighter pilots story

by Fergus Davidson
Experiences of a fighter pilot with 534, 91 and 229 Squadrons of the RAF during World War II.

Once a Cameron Highlander

by Robert Burns
Remarkable story of a WW1 Battle of the Somme veteran, who lived to be 105 years old and one of the last 'Tommies' who fought in The Great War.

Prestwicks Pioneer

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

The Brats – a real-life Victorian nautical adventure

by Tony Paul
Four young stowaways from Greenock endure cruel mistreatment on a transatlantic voyage to Newfoundland in this real-life seafaring adventure set in 1868.

Well, You Wanted to Fly!

edited by Jack Burgess
Aviation tales contributed by members of the Saltire branch of the Aircrew Association

A Waggoners War – an RASC driver in World War II

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