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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…

Who was Mary Queen of Scots? Why was she executed? Discover everything you need know about the life of Mary Queen ...

11/10/2018

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History Scotland’s 48-page limited edition Mary Queen of Scots magazine explores various aspects of Mary’s life ...

03/10/2018

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Explore seven centuries of clan battles in Scotland with the Lochcarron interactive clan battlefield map. ...

08/02/2018

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

03/01/2018

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Bonnie Prince Charlie, Charles Edward Stuart landed at Eriskay on 23 July 1745, beginning the Jacobite Rising. ...

23/07/2019

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Joan of England, the wife of King Alexander II of Scotland, was born on 22 July 1210. ...

22/07/2019

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Find out about the death of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who died on 21 July 1796 on this day in Scottish History. ...

21/07/2019

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On 20 July 1819, Scottish geologist John Playfair died. ...

20/07/2019

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Scottish author A J Cronin was born on 19 July 1896. ...

19/07/2019

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Historians have uncovered the earliest ever reference to a still for distilling Scotch whisky which suggests the ...

19/07/2019

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Scottish actor John Stuart was born on 18 July 1898. ...

18/07/2019

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A team working at the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium have uncovered uniform buttons from the Scots Guards and ...

18/07/2019

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