From Peter and Wendy in 1911 to Girl Meets Boy in 2008, with masterpieces of fiction, poetry and history in between, we think these 20 books deserve a place on every Scottish bookshelf.
But what do you think? What’s been missed off the list? Why are there so few women writers? How has Scottish writing changed over the century, and which current books will stand the test of time? Make your thoughts known through our Facebook page or Tweet us now.
Glasgow's book groups will be discussing Scotland's Bookshelf at the Mitchell on National Reading Group Day, Saturday 30th June, 2-4pm. Register at glasgowbookgroups.wordpress.com
J M Barrie - Peter and Wendy
John Buchan - The 39 Steps
Hugh MacDiarmid - A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle
Lorna Moon - Dark Star
Lewis Grassic Gibbon - Sunset Song
A J Cronin - Hatter's Castle
Neil Gunn - The Silver Darlings
Sorley Maclean - Dain Do Eimhir agus dain Eile
Alexander Trocchi - Young Adam
Robin Jenkins - The Cone Gatherers
Muriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
T C Smout - A History of the Scottish People
George Mackay Brown - Greenvoe
William McIlvanney - Docherty
Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory
Allan Massie - A Question of Loyalties
Jeff Torrington - Swing Hammer Swing!
Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting
Janice Galloway - Clara
Ali Smith - Girl Meets Boy