An Amazing History Atlas of Scotland

David MacPhail; Illustrated by Anders Frang

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  • An entertaining and informative atlas for children, bursting with intriguing Scottish history from LOLlies-nominated author David MacPhail
  • Discover fascinating facts about Scotland at every turn, from ice ages and ancient civilisations to a scientifically ground-breaking sheep and the formation of the Scottish Parliament
  • Dynamic and vibrant illustrations by Anders Frang bring Scotland's colourful stories to life
  • From the creative team behind An Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland

From Neolithic settlers and Vikings to Jacobites and World War II evacuees, discover how Scotland's places connect to the nation's rich history. This brilliant atlas is packed with fascinating historical facts and amazing illustrations.

311 x 224 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 12 years
44 pages
Publication date:
07 Sep 2023
Amazing Atlas


Did you know that long ago Scotland was buried under a layer of ice one kilometre thick? That Orkney's neolithic village of Skara Brae is older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt? Or that, in order to take back Roxburgh Castle, Robert the Bruce's soldiers disguised themselves as cows?

From Neolithic settlers and Viking invaders, to Jacobite rebels, great Enlightenment thinkers and World War II evacuees, this fun and fascinating historical atlas takes readers on a tour through time and place. Discover how Scotland's islands, Highlands, cities, castles and crofts connect to the most amazing moments in this nation's rich history.

Packed with interesting and informative facts from David MacPhail, and brilliantly vibrant illustrations by Anders Frang, An Amazing Illustrated History Atlas of Scotland will bring history to life for young readers.


David MacPhail has worked as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide, and a waiter on a tropical island, and he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis, Vikings, and the funny side of history. David is the author of the Lollies-nominated Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series, the Top-Secret Grandad series, the Velda the Awesomest Viking series, An Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland and An Amazing History Atlas of Scotland. He lives in Perthshire, Scotland.

Anders Frang is an illustrator from Denmark. He studied at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen as well as Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. He is the illustrator of An Amazing Animal Atlas of Scotland, An Amazing History Atlas of Scotland and An Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland. Anders currently lives in Copenhagen.

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