The Story of Scottish Art


The compelling story of over 5,000 years of Scottish art, told by renowned contemporary Scottish artist and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2022.

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Lachlan Goudie


The compelling story of over 5,000 years of Scottish art, told by Lachlan Goudie, renowned contemporary Scottish artist, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Four‘s ‘The Story of Scottish Art’.

This is the story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art over the past 5000 years, from the earliest enigmatic Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow’s fame as a centre of artistic innovation today. Lachlan Goudie brings his perspective and passion as a practising artist and broadcaster to narrate the joys and struggles of artists across the millennia striving to fulfil their vision and the dramatic transformations of Scottish society reflected in their art.

The Story of Scottish Art is beautifully illustrated with the diverse artworks that form Scotland’s long tradition of bold creativity: Pictish carved stones and Celtic metalwork; Renaissance palaces and chapels; paintings of Scottish life and landscapes by Horatio McCulloch, David Wilkie and Joan Eardley; designs by master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and collage and sculpture by Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Lachlan tells the compelling story of how and why these and many other Scottish masterpieces were created, and the impact they have had on the world.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 18.6 x 24.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 August 2022
Number of pages 384
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 18.6 x 24.6 cm
Weight 300 g


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Lachlan Goudie is a Scottish painter and arts broadcaster. He has presented many BBC TV programmes including 'Mackintosh: Glasgow's Neglected Genius', 'Painting the Holy Land' and 'The Story of Scottish Art'.