'Lachlan Goudie is a fast and confident driver: this is an exhilarating, big-picture, and often surprising account of Scottish art, from the earliest mysterious objects and stone carvings, to painters whose studios are busy and reek of paint right now … There is, indeed, something for everyone here, from those discovering the story of Scottish art for the first time, to others who thought - wrongly - that they already knew it'
'Lachlan Goudie's book is even more of a joy than the glorious Scottish art it celebrates and illuminates. His eye is that of working artist who knows well the mystery and sweat of deep creativity but his hand is also that of an eloquent and compelling storyteller. From Orcadian stones to modern colourists he has put together a feast for the mind's eye'
'Not only does this book prove that few people know more about Scottish art than Lachlan Goudie, but that no one else cares more. A masterful panorama of art history, and an utterly compelling account of how a nation has seen, and continues to see, itself'
'Moving and personal … this fascinating book will become the definitive guide to Scottish art'