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 Albion Motor Company was founded on 30 December 1899 at premises in Finnieston Street, Glasgow. ...

30/12/2017

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Charles Macintosh, inventor of waterproof fabrics, was born on 29 December 1766.

29/12/2017

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The Tay Bridge disaster occurred on 28 December 1879, causing the deaths of 75 train passengers.

28/12/2017

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Kirriemuir-born author J M Barrie's play Peter Pan premiered at the Duke of York Theatre in London on 27 December ...

27/12/2017

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William I, known as William the Lion, was crowned at Scone on 24 December 1165.

24/12/2017

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Scottish architect James Gibbs was born on 23 December 1682 in Fittysmire, Aberdeen.

23/12/2017

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James Francis Stewart, the Old Pretender, landed on Scottish soil on 22 December 1715, to take part in a Jacobite ...

22/12/2017

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The Caithness Broch Project, which aims to build a replica Iron Age Broch and run it as a visitor attraction, has ...

22/12/2017

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A new study provides the first fine-scale genetic map of the island of Ireland, revealing patterns of genetic ...

21/12/2017

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Scottish surgeon Robert Knox died on 20 December 1862.

20/12/2017

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A collection of 43 letters written by Queen Elizabeth I of England and senior courtiers, about the imprisonment of ...

20/12/2017

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Edinburgh scientist Balfour Stewart died on 19 December 1887, during a journey from Scotland to his country ...

19/12/2017

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