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 Glasgow Herald newspaper was published for the first time on 27 January 1783.

27/01/2018

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Edinburgh's One O'Clock Gun, which helped ships in the Firth of Forth tell the time, was fired for the first time ...

26/01/2018

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A ground-breaking new animated facial reconstruction of Robert Burns reciting one of his own poems has been ...

25/01/2018

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Folk singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl was born on 25 January 1915.

25/01/2018

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Conductor and composer James Muir Mathieson was born on 24 January 1911.

24/01/2018

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A community excavation near Brora in Sutherland in 2017 investigated the remains of an 18th-century drovers' inn ...

24/01/2018

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A heritage project in Kolkata, India, aims to restore a Scottish cemetery which is almost two centuries old and is ...

24/01/2018

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James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent for James VI, was assassinated by a firearm on 23 January 1570. ...

23/01/2018

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A letter from Robert Burns to one of his oldest friends, which has not been seen in public for more than 100 ...

23/01/2018

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A free event at the University of Dundee on 25 January will celebrate Burns Night with screenings of rare films ...

23/01/2018

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Scottish MP Joseph Hume, who founded the memorial to the Scottish Political Martyrs in Edinburgh, was born on 22 ...

22/01/2018

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On the shelves of libraries and archives everywhere there are hidden lives waiting to be discovered. This article ...

22/01/2018

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