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History Scotland talks to historian Dr John Guy, whose books inspired the movie Mary Queen of Scots, about the ...

07/12/2018

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History Scotland talks to actress Eileen O'Higgins about her role alongside Saoirse Ronan in the movie Mary Queen ...

07/12/2018

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On 6 December 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart was forced to retreat from Derby after anticipated support from ...

06/12/2018

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On 5 December 1560, Francis II of France, the first husband of Mary Queen of Scots, died following an ear ...

05/12/2018

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A new tartan created for the Falkland Islands by Brian Wilton MBE pays tribute to the royal house of Stewart’s ...

05/12/2018

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

04/12/2018

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The results of archaeologist Brian Hope-Taylor's excavation of the Mote of Urr, undertaken 65 years ago, have been ...

04/12/2018

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

03/12/2018

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be presented as a four-day showcase against a full-sized backdrop of ...

03/12/2018

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An index of more than 30,000 baptism records from the Free Church of Scotland in the Scottish Highlands has been ...

03/12/2018

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In the latest instalment of Alastair Stewart's history series on the life of Sir Winston Churchill, he explores ...

03/12/2018

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

02/12/2018

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