Scottish history articles

Enjoy our growing archive of the latest news stories on Scottish history, archaeology and heritage, and in-depth, expert articles from curators, historians and authors…

Explore seven centuries of clan battles in Scotland with the Lochcarron interactive clan battlefield map. ...

08/02/2018

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If you enjoy exploring Scotland’s history, archaeology and heritage then you’ll love History Scotland, a ...

03/01/2018

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Scottish poet William Miller died on 20 August 1872.

20/08/2018

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History Scotland talks to David Kelly about a murder at sea, widely covered in mid 18th-century newspapers, which ...

20/08/2018

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Scottish engineer James Nasmyth was born on 19 August 1808.

19/08/2018

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Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, was executed on 18 August 1746.

18/08/2018

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The Battle of Verneuil was fought on 17 August 1424.

17/08/2018

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Lady Carolina Nairne was born on 16 August 1766.

16/08/2018

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Scottish author, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771. Find out more on our pages on ...

15/08/2018

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The 'golden age' of ocean travel will be reimagined at a new exhibition, which will explore the design and ...

15/08/2018

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The town of Hamilton in South Lanarkshire had a beautiful, landmark tollbooth, which over the years served as a ...

15/08/2018

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King Robert III of Scotland was born on 14 August 1337.

14/08/2018

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