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…

Scottish poet and author William Drummond died on 4 December 1649.

04/12/2017

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Enjoy the beauty of Orkney's landscapes with this selection of photographs. ...

04/12/2017

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An archaeological dig to locate and investigate the remains of Coldingham Monastery, founded in 640AD by Princess ...

04/12/2017

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Archaeologists have discovered a possible Iron Age structure, pottery and a stone tool during ground investigation ...

04/12/2017

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Author Robert Louis Stevenson died on 3 December 1894 in Samoa, at the age of 44.

03/12/2017

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Sir Tony Robinson has today announced DigNation – a weekend festival programme of live excavations and talks on ...

03/12/2017

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Mary Slessor, missionary and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 2 December 1848 in Aberdeen.

02/12/2017

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On 1 December 1787, Scotland's first modern lighthouse, at Fraserburgh, was lit for the first time.

01/12/2017

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A thesaurus which explores more than 750,000 words and spans 1,000 years of the English language has been awarded ...

01/12/2017

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Scottish socialist John Maclean, one of the leaders of the 'Red Clydeside' era died on 30 November 1923.

30/11/2017

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Fifty years of Scottish Modern Art are explored at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, in 'A ...

30/11/2017

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A treasure trove of evocative recordings, striking images and rarely seen historic documents are among the ...

30/11/2017

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