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…

Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society and physician to King George III, died on 18 January 1782.

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Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700 is an interdisciplinary workshop ...

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On 17 January 1795, the Duddingston Curling Society became the first formally organised curling club in the world. ...

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The Treaty of Union between the Scottish and Westminster parliaments was ratified on 16 January 1707.

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Exploring Our Own Backyard is a new exhibition opening at the University of Dundee this weekend which celebrates ...

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Scottish novelist Neil M Gunn, author of The Silver Darlings, died on 15 January 1973. ...

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Red warnings have been issued for dozens of Historic Environment Scotland's sites, a major Climate Change ...

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Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful terrier said to have kept vigil at his master's grave for fourteen years, died on ...

14/01/2018

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The Independent Labour Party was founded by James Keir Hardie on 13 January 1893. ...

13/01/2018

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Scottish nobleman Alexander Ruthven was born on 12 January 1580.

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Best-selling author and political campaigner Naomi Mitchison died on 11 January 1999 at the age of 101.

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Newly released records for Scottish births in 1917, marriages in 1942 and deaths for 1967 have been released by ...

11/01/2018

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