Welcome to the Charles Tait Website

All books are now on sale in outlets all over the UK as well as directly from us.
The Outer Hebrides Guide Book 4th edition and Peedie Orkney Guide Book 5th edition were published  in summer 2019.

Charles Tait 2020 calendars are now in stock. Titles include: Orkney 2020, Shetland 2020, and Puffins 2020.
Click in Calendars tab on left.

2019 Postcard Order Forms (Excel)

Orkney 2019 Postcards

Barra and St Kilda Postcards

Please note that this list will be updated regularly to reflect current stock

Please use only the latest lists

Charles Tait Guide Books
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The NC500 Guide Book - 1st edition (256 pages, £12.95)



The Isle of Skye Guide Book - 1st edition (256 pages, £12.95)

The Dorset Guide Book - 1st edition (384 pages, £14.95)

The West Dorset Guide Book - 1st edition (128 pages, £9.95)
The Purbeck Guide Book - 1st edition (96 pages £9.95)
The Orkney Guide Book - 4th edition (656 pages, £24.95)
Orkney Peedie Guide - 5th edition (288 pages, £13.95)
The Outer Hebrides Guide Book - 4th edition (288 pages, £13.95)
Orkney Miniguide - 2nd edition - (96 pages, £5.95)
Heart of Neolithic Orkney Miniguide - 2nd edition (96 pages, £5.95)
Shetland Guide Book - 3rd edition (288 pages, £13.95)
North Highlands Guide Book -1st edition (400 pages, £14.95)

Maeshowe winter sunset events - maeshowe.co.uk
Broadcasts ran from late November 2016 until early February 2017. This dedicated site is the portal to all the Maeshowe related pages. There are many photographs of the winter solstice event, and related reappearances of the sun behind the Hoy Hills as well as of other Neolithic monuments in Orkney.

The Kirkwall Ba' Game - bagame.com
Pictures of the Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 games online to view after the games. Kirkwall's traditional game of street football between the Uppies and the Doonies is played every Christmas and New Year's Day. We will be covering the games as usual on 25th December 2017 and 1st January 2017. A large selection of images from past games can be seen online.
NY 2017 was the 80th consecutive men's game to be covered by Charles Tait

Wildlife pictures
We have a large selection of wildlife images online. These include birds, plants and animals of the Northen Highlands and Islands as well as some from Florida and Japan.

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