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…

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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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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The state sword of Robert the Bruce is one of several historic treasures which are on display at Bonhams Edinburgh ...

22/01/2018

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Author Nick Holland explores the fascination of the Brontë sisters for Scotland, and in particular the work of ...

22/01/2018

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Saga Magazine presents its top three accessible visitor attractions and things to do in the city of Edinburgh. ...

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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Dr Adele Patrick of Glasgow Women’s Library tells the story of legendary Scottish suffragette campaigner Helen ...

22/01/2018

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Church leader George Gillespie was born on 21 January 1613 in Kirkcaldy.

21/01/2018

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James Watt, inventor of the condensor, which helped make the Industrial Revolution possible, was born on 19 ...

19/01/2018

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An expert team led by leading forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black has carried out detailed ...

19/01/2018

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St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, was founded in the twelfth century and has played a ...

18/01/2018

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A special display celebrating two centuries of publication of The Scotsman, and looking at the many historic ...

18/01/2018

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