As a Scot and a maker of Arts and Crafts furniture, I have an insatiable appetite for books on Scottish Arts and Crafts. Alas, outside the numerous tomes on Charles Rennie Mackintosh there are few. So this book was, for me, a must have. Sadly, it doesn't have nearly enough photos. Those it does have, however, are good and not the usual suspects (and C.R.M. is largely absent). But the book does have way too many words. As a former academic publisher, I shouldn't complain at how very learned this volume is. But unlike the high-brow scholastic material I used to publish which was seldom seen outside a university campus, this book will be read mostly by the educated public. It's not that it's badly written, it's just thick with facts and dates and people and institutions and just so, so many facts. I couldn't fit the readership bill better, a former academic with a present enthusiasm for the book's subject, but I still haven't waded my way through it after a year.