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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On 14 November 1770, Scottish explorer James Bruce claimed to have discovered the source of the Nile in Ethiopia. ...

14/11/2018

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Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was born on 13 ...

13/11/2018

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Edinburgh University admitted female medical students for the first time on 12 November 1869.

12/11/2018

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Why are all the clocks on The Royal Yacht Britannia stopped at 3.01pm? And why did the Royal Yacht have a jelly ...

12/11/2018

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On 11 November 1918, representatives of the Allied forces and Germany signed the Armistice, marking the end of ...

11/11/2018

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Journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley found the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone on 10 November 1871. ...

10/11/2018

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The Royal Yacht Britannia left John Brown's shipyard on Clydebank to begin her speed trials on 9 November 1953.

09/11/2018

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Explore the history of the Covenanters with these five sites that acted as prisons during the ‘killing times’. ...

09/11/2018

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A remarkable, perfectly preserved, wooden bowl unearthed from a 2,000-year-old well has been revealed during ...

08/11/2018

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Enjoy the best views of the city of Edinburgh from these ten vantage points that allow you to see the city from a ...

08/11/2018

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