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…

If you enjoy exploring Scotland’s history, archaeology and heritage then you’ll love History Scotland, a ...

03/01/2018

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

24/01/2018

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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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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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