The Collins Dictionary of Scottish History is an inclusive guide to the events and personalities prominent in the story of Scotland. Matching user–friendliness with scholarship, it presents the information carefully and judiciously, and its more extended treatment of major topics is clear, well–balanced, and up–to–date. The Dictionary features: key articles on major themes and issues; fully referenced entries, with suggestions for further reading on each major topic and personality; a substantial section of appendices presenting key data; and 25 clearly annotated maps. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in Scottish affairs. The authors’ previous collaboration was The Companion to Scottish History.