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…

Mary Queen of Scots married her third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell on 15 May 1567. ...

15/05/2018

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A programme of events in St Andrews, Fife, will mark the 700th anniversary of the town's cathedral. ...

15/05/2018

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The St Andrews Society of Golfers was founded on 14 May 1754.

14/05/2018

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The second in the History Scotland Lectures series, in association with the University of Dundee Centre for ...

14/05/2018

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Using rare archive from Scotland’s National Collection of Aerial Photography and stunning graphics, places that ...

14/05/2018

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An 'exceptional' collection of historic photographs that captures a century of life in Scotland is to be shared ...

14/05/2018

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Ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, historian Dr Ted Powell takes a look at royal weddings ...

14/05/2018

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On 13 May 1568, Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside.

13/05/2018

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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was crowned queen on 12 May 1937, alongside her husband, ...

12/05/2018

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On 11 May 1685, Covenanter martyrs Margaret Wilson and Margaret Lachlane were executed for refusing to declare ...

11/05/2018

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A grant from Heritage Lottery Fund will transform Kilmartin Museum in Mid Argyll into a landmark venue celebrating ...

11/05/2018

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On 10 May 1941 Rudolf Hess crash landed in Scotland in what appeared to be a one-man attempt to end World War Two. ...

10/05/2018

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