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…

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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Lady Carolina Nairne was born on 16 August 1766.

16/08/2018

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Scottish author, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771. Find out more on our pages on ...

15/08/2018

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The 'golden age' of ocean travel will be reimagined at a new exhibition, which will explore the design and ...

15/08/2018

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The town of Hamilton in South Lanarkshire had a beautiful, landmark tollbooth, which over the years served as a ...

15/08/2018

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King Robert III of Scotland was born on 14 August 1337.

14/08/2018

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The cast of a new Edinburgh Fringe musical have discovered that the fugitive African American slave whose story ...

14/08/2018

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Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867.

13/08/2018

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A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh brings together records of the suffragettes and the ...

13/08/2018

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The National Doors Open Days 2018 programme has launched, with more than 1,000 buildings around Scotland open and ...

13/08/2018

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Scottish singer Roy Williamson died on 12 August 1990.

12/08/2018

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