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Rymour Books

Rymour Books is a small but fast growing publisher of, primarily, titles of Scottish interest. Our books have received excellent reviews, been nominated for awards, and in the short time since Rymour’s formation we have established a growing reputation, attracting grants from, for example, The Doric Board, and working in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library, The Royal Scottish Geographical Society and others.

Rymour Books are committed to supporting new writers and first-time authors and, in this category, we have published works by Spike Munro, Kirsti Wishart and Calum Smith which have been enthusiastically received.

People: Ian Spring, Ruby McCann

Established: March 2020

Publications: 12 per year average

Types of books published: Poetry, ficton, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, academic, historical, anthologies

Submission details: Please refer to Rymour Books JOIN US page


Rymour Books highlights

The Foot of the Walk Murders

Golden Age detective stories set in Edinburgh. Hamish McDavitt, doyen of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and habitué of the streets and wynds of the old city solves mysteries with the aid of a ‘wee dram’.

Freddy Anderson: Collected Poems & Prose

Born in County Monaghan, Freddy Anderson (1928–2002) came to Glasgow after the war and was a well-known figure in the city and amongst the Scottish literary scene. This is the first collected edition of his works including his poems, the novel Oiney Hoy and the award-winning play about John Maclean, Krassivy.

Hamish Henderson: a critical appreciation

Ian Spring knew and worked with Hamish Henderson from the 1970s onwards. In this new introduction to his work he attempts to summarise his achievement and place Henderson’s work and ideas in a contemporary context.

Mary Symon: Collected Poems

Mary Symon was a poet from the North-east of Scotland writing predominantly in Scots. Many of her poems deal with the First World War. This critical edition is the first published collection of her poems for over eighty years.

Spike Munro: Selected Poems

Spike Munro is a poet well known for his performances on the Edinburgh, Lothian and Fife spoken world circuit. Along with Joss Cameron he formed Balladonia, offering an original combination of poetry and song in performance.

The Black Cuillin: The Story of Skye's Mountains

The Black Cuillin is an exhilarating account of mountaineering in the Isle of Skye and the extraordinary folk who flocked to the ‘British Alps’. Not simply a climbing compendium but a social history of the island, its mountains and its people.

The Goatfell Murder

In 1889, the year Jack the Ripper committed his last murder, another sensational story hit the press. This is the story of a famous murder on a Scottish mountain and its aftermath. A chilling tale of crime and retribution.

A Strategy of Mirrors

Rutherglen resident Derek J Brown is a well-known face on the Glasgow spoken word scene with his quixotic take on life, the world, and the city of Glasgow. This is the first substantial collection of his work. A Strategy of Mirrors contains 125 pages of his poems including the favourites: ‘The Fractals of Cathkin Braes’, ‘The Day Gene Vincent Came to Glasgow’ and ‘The Seagulls of Sauchiehall Street’.

The Way of the Cuillin

1938: a family gather under the Black Cuillin of Skye to complete a famous climb, but family tensions and the threat of war intervene. Another fine mountaineering novel from the multiple award-winning author Roger Hubank.