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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The Quintinshill Rail disaster, one of the worst train disasters in UK history, occurred on 22 May 1915.

22/05/2018

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland is on display in the newly-developed exhibition at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, ...

22/05/2018

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Pioneering Scottish female astronomer Williamina Fleming died on 21 May 1911.

21/05/2018

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The Battle of Nechtansmere (or Blar Dhun Neachdain) was fought on 20 May 685AD. ...

20/05/2018

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Author and diarist James Boswell died on 19 May 1795, at the age of 54. ...

19/05/2018

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Pioneering photographer David Octavius Hill died on 17 May 1870.

17/05/2018

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A new BBC Scotland documentary tells the story of the east coast town of Kirkcaldy and its role in the linoleum ...

17/05/2018

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Scottish explorer Sir Alexander Burnes was born on 16 May 1805.

16/05/2018

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Mary Queen of Scots married her third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell on 15 May 1567. ...

15/05/2018

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A programme of events in St Andrews, Fife, will mark the 700th anniversary of the town's cathedral. ...

15/05/2018

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