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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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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 17th-century gold armorial ring found by a metal detectorist who has also discovered a rare Richard III of ...

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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Scottish economist Adam Smith died on 17 July 1790. ...

17/07/2019

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On 16 July 1832 over 100 Shetland fishermen were killed in a storm. ...

16/07/2019

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