If you are a fan of Outlander, books like 'The Scottish Country House' is for you. Country homes and castles, homes of royals and the wealthy, are history lessons unto themselves, but when you add in the people who built them, lived in them and saw history in them, now you have a good read.
"At the heart of this stirring tale and visual delight is a group of ten extraordinary houses and castles that have survived the vicissitudes of Scotland’s history with almost all of the original families who built them still in residence today. Their histories are peopled with strongwilled men and women—from the notorious General Tam Dalyell of the House of the Binns, who served not only the Stuart kings but the czar of Russia, to the first Duke of Queensberry, who built one of the most sensational castles in Britain, to a love match worthy of the "auld alliance" between the Earl of Stair and his French-born countess."
Although this book is not a new release, it is one of those books that is a classic and should be kept in the forefront if you love Scotland, history and architectural excellence.