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

24/01/2019

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James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent for James VI, was assassinated by a firearm on 23 January 1570. ...

23/01/2019

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Dr Amy Hayes explores the life of Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III, mother of James IV and possibly the most ...

23/01/2019

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Scottish MP Joseph Hume, who founded the memorial to the Scottish Political Martyrs in Edinburgh, was born on 22 ...

22/01/2019

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

21/01/2019

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

19/01/2019

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

18/01/2019

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

17/01/2019

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