The best books about Scotland
Scotland has a rich and varied literary history, from J. M. Barrie to Jackie Kay, and writers from Scotland and beyond have been inspired by the country's history, landscape and culture. Here's our edit of the best books set in Scotland.
Whether it's Irvine Welsh's visceral portraits of Edinburgh's underclass, Gail Honeyman's runaway success Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, or Douglas Stuart's brutal yet beautiful 2020 Booker Prize-winning Shuggie Bain, Scotland's stunning landscapes, tumultuous history and varied people have inspired writers for generations. Here are just a few of the best books about Scotland.