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…

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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The St Andrews Society of Golfers was founded on 14 May 1754.

14/05/2018

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The second in the History Scotland Lectures series, in association with the University of Dundee Centre for ...

14/05/2018

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Using rare archive from Scotland’s National Collection of Aerial Photography and stunning graphics, places that ...

14/05/2018

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An 'exceptional' collection of historic photographs that captures a century of life in Scotland is to be shared ...

14/05/2018

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Ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, historian Dr Ted Powell takes a look at royal weddings ...

14/05/2018

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