Good colonisers? The impacts of Irish and Scottish diaspora at home and abroad
Rebecca Lenihan (Victoria University of Wellington)
A review of
Tanja Bueltmann, Andrew Hinson and Graeme Morton, The Scottish Diaspora.
(Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013). ISBN 978-0-748-6489 -4, paperback, 298pp; £24.99.
Graeme Morton and David A. Wilson, eds., Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples: Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
(Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013). ISBN 978-0-7735-4151-1, paperback,400pp; £22.99.

Contrariety Rather Than Consensus
Paul Robichaud (Albertus Magnus College)
A review of
Bob Purdie, Hugh MacDiarmid: Black, Green, Red and Tartan.
(Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press, 2012) ISBN, 978-1-86057-027-8, hardback, xii+145pp, £29.99.

Partitioned lives, shared experiences?
Margaret M. Scull (Kings College London)
A review of
Catherine Nash, Bryonie Reid and Brian Graham, Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands.
(Ashgate Press, 2013). ISBN 978-1-4094-6672-7, Hardback, 157pp; £ 60.

Imagining and Re-imagining Scottish Independence through the Bannockburn Lens
Amy Clarke (University of Queensland)
A review of
Robert Crawford, Bannockburns: Scottish Independence and Literary Imagination, 1314-2014.
(Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014) ISBN 978-0-7486-8584-4, Paperback, 288pp. £19.99.

The Scots in New Zealand
Marjory Harper (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Brad Patterson, Tom Brooking, and Jim McAloon, Unpacking the Kists. The Scots in New Zealand.
(Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014) ISBN 978-07735-4190-0 Hardback, xx, 434 pp; £67.

Narratives of Belonging and Union
Anne Crerar (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Linda Colley, Acts of Union and Disunion: What has held the UK together - and what is dividing it?
(London: Profile Books Ltd, 2014), ISBN 978-1781251850; Paperback, xiv+171pp; £8.99.
Colin Kidd, Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland, 1500-2000
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), ISBN 978-0-521-70680-3; Paperback, ix+312pp; £19.99.
Alvin Jackson, The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), ISBN 978-0-19-959399-6; Hardback, xv+467pp; £35.

An extraordinary man living in extraordinary times 
Daniel B. Panneton (Queen’s University, Canada)
A review of
Allan Blackstock, Science, politics and society in early nineteenth-century Ireland: the Reverend William Richardson
(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), ISBN, 978-0-7190-8518-5, Hardback, xiv + 193 pp., £65.

Celebrating Séamas Ó Catháin and Celtic Studies 
Colm Ó Baoill (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Bo Almqvist, Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Liam Mac Mathúna, Séamus Mac Mathúna, Seosamh Watson (eds), Atlantic Currents: Essays on Lore, Literature and Language: Essays in honour of Séamas Ó Catháin on the occasion of his 70th Birthday, 31.12.2012: Sruthanna an Aigéin Thiar: Aistí ar Sheanchas, ar Litríocht agus ar Theanga: Aistí in onóir do Shéamas Ó Catháin in aois a 70 bliain dó 31.12.2012.
(Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2012), ISBN 9-789-06359-69-0; Hardback,19 + 485 pp; £50.00.

Tracing the Panegyric code in Gaelic Poetry
Michelle MacLeod (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
M. Pía Coira, By Poetic Authority: The Rhetoric of Panegyric in Gaelic Poetry of Scotland to c. 1700. (Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2012)  ISBN 978-1-78046-003-1, Hardback, xxv+ 438 pp.  £45.00.

The Propaganda of the Deed 
Colin Barr (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Niall Whelehan, The Dynamiters: Irish Nationalism and Political Violence in the Wider World, 1867-1900.(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) ISBN, 978-1-10702-332-1, Hardback, xvi+324pp, £62.

Oram’s, Domination and Lordship: Scotland 1070-1230 
Michael H. Gelting (Danish National Archives / University of Aberdeen)
A Review of
Richard Oram, Domination and Lordship: Scotland 1070-1230.
(The New Edinburgh History of Scotland, vol. 3, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011). ISBN 978-0-74861-496-7, xviii + 430 pp., £85.