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…

A new exhibition showing how silver, not gold, became the most important precious metal in Scotland over the ...

15/10/2018

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In the first of our guest blog series to mark the release of the Mary Queen of Scots movie, travel blogger Neil ...

15/10/2018

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King Alexander III married Yolande of Dreux on 14 October 1285. ...

14/10/2018

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Scottish painter Allan Ramsay was born on 13 October 1713.

13/10/2018

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Broadcaster and author Magnus Magnusson was born on 12 October 1929.

12/10/2018

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William Wallace and Andrew Murray wrote the Lubeck Letter on 11 October 1297.

11/10/2018

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If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart? ...

11/10/2018

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So many myths surround the life and work of Sir Winston Churchill but what is the real evidence? In this history ...

11/10/2018

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Who was Mary Queen of Scots? Why was she executed? Discover everything you need know about the life of Mary Queen ...

11/10/2018

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Scottish geologist and author Hugh Miller was born on 10 October 1802.

10/10/2018

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Scottish actor James Finlayson died on 9 October 1953.

09/10/2018

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Dr Niall McCrae recalls the Seventies heyday of fizzy drinks, when well-loved Scottish firms battled with global ...

09/10/2018

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