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…

Battle of Britain pilot Harbourne Mackay Stephen was born in Elgin on 18 April 1916.

18/04/2018

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The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland will hold its AGM on 24 April in Aberdeen, followed by a lecture. ...

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The top ten most popular historic attractions from those cared for by Historic Environment Scotland have been ...

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Alexander Mackenzie, the Perthshire stonemason who became Prime Minister of Canada, died on 17 April 1892.

17/04/2018

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The history of Hume Castle in the Scottish Borders is to be explored, following recent drone photography, which ...

17/04/2018

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The Battle of Culloden was fought on 16 April 1746, and saw Jacobite forces defeated by a Hanoverian army.

16/04/2018

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A copy of Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter, Allan Ramsay’s Gentle Shepherd and early editions of James Macpherson’s ...

16/04/2018

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A unique collection of letters between a university professor and his wife are being published on social media by ...

16/04/2018

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New Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire, the ruin which may have inspired Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' has been granted Listed ...

16/04/2018

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The RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic at 2.20am on 15 April 1912.

15/04/2018

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James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots died on 14 April 1578.

14/04/2018

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Explorer Hugh Clapperton died on 13 April 1827, whilst trying to discover the source of the Niger river.

13/04/2018

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