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…

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was crowned queen on 12 May 1937, alongside her husband, ...

12/05/2018

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On 11 May 1685, Covenanter martyrs Margaret Wilson and Margaret Lachlane were executed for refusing to declare ...

11/05/2018

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A grant from Heritage Lottery Fund will transform Kilmartin Museum in Mid Argyll into a landmark venue celebrating ...

11/05/2018

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On 10 May 1941 Rudolf Hess crash landed in Scotland in what appeared to be a one-man attempt to end World War Two. ...

10/05/2018

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Building conservation charity the Landmark Trust has launched an £800,000 fundraising appeal to save one of ...

10/05/2018

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Have you found an artefact and need advice on how to report it? Treasure Trove Scotland holds Finds Days around ...

10/05/2018

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This new video from The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology shows aerial footage of 12th-century St Boniface ...

10/05/2018

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Explore the life of Mary Queen of Scots, with our timeline of key events in the life of the Stewart queen. ...

10/05/2018

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Glasgow socialist John Maclean was tried for sedition on 9 May 1918.

09/05/2018

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On 8 May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

08/05/2018

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Philosopher David Hume, author of A Treatise of Human Nature was born on 7 May 1711.

07/05/2018

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Sir James Young Simpson, the physician who pioneered the use of chloroform in childbirth, died on 6 May 1870.

06/05/2018

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