‘Tippermuir Books, the innovative publishing house based in Perthshire.’ The National
Tippermuir Books Ltd is a book publisher based in Perth. Established in 2009, Tippermuir’s mission is to add to the cultural life of Scotland by publishing interesting and worthy books in English and Scots. The company’s strength is our smallness (actually, we are not that small anymore) and love of the written word. We publish books that appeal to us and/or we feel are important culturally, socially, and most importantly, because they are great reads. These include our brilliantly successful The Tale of the Wee Mowdie by Werner Holzwarth, illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch and translated by Matthew Mackie;, which was shortlisted as ‘Scots Children’s Book of the Year in 2019’, Hunters: Wee Stories from the Crescent by Anthony Camilleri (with a foreword by Stuart Cosgrove), The Nicht Afore Christmas by Irene McFarland and Rosemary Cunningham, which was shortlisted as ‘Scots Children’s Book of the Year in 2021’, and If Rivers Could Sing by Keith Broomfield, which was shortlisted for Scotland’s National Book Awards as ‘New Book’ of the Year in November 2021 – the National Book Awards (also known as the Saltire Literary Awards) are Scotland’s most prestigious literary prizes. Previous winners of this prize include Alasdair Gray, Jackie Kay and Louise Welsh.
Our name comes from the Battle of Tippermuir (1 September 1644), which saw an army of Irish mercenaries and Highland troops led by the 1st Marquis of Montrose and Alasdair Mac Colla rout a numerically-superior government army. Tippermuir lies just to the west of Perth.
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