The History

Elshieshields: The Story of a Scottish Tower 1245-2016

Now available from Ann Shukman, to order a copy please fill out a contact form

“The Story of a Scottish Tower” can also be obtained from Waterstones (in Dumfries) and Moffat Book Shop

Some recent comments on the book:

Tom Pow: “It’s beautiful, so beautiful! It’s lively and engaging and, of course, so interesting.”

Richard Sachs: “What a gem it is. It widens my horizons and lifts my spirits.”

Professor L.M. O’Toole: “Your synthesis of family memories, local documents, and myths is totally absorbing, and I read at one sitting.”

Margaret Dobie: “I enjoyed it so very much, it’s a wonderful record of a wonderful achievement. It brought the past up so vividly, the people and the places. Being a native of Dumfries and Galloway, I felt the love and care which had been given to this historic house was a compliment to our area.”

See also the review in Dumfries and Galloway Life, January 2019: ‘Ann’s bright, lively prose and entertaining anecdotes make it a highly engaging and absorbing read.’