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On 4 June 1792, the most serious outbreak of the King's Birthday riots occurred, lasting for three days and ...

04/06/2019

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Dr Amy Hayes explores the life of Margaret Tudor, the controversial wife of James IV and a woman whose turbulent ...

04/06/2019

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Visit sites connected with lives of the Stewart queens with History Scotland’s history travel guide. ...

04/06/2019

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Scottish poet James Thomson, author of The City of Dreadful Night died on 3 June 1882.

03/06/2019

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Kimberley Jordan Reeman, author of the historical novel Coronach, set in the turbulent time following the '45, ...

03/06/2019

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Archaeological excavations at Kirkton of Fetteresso near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire have revealed a palimpsest of ...

03/06/2019

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On 2 June 1581, James Douglas, Earl of Morton, was executed.

02/06/2019

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On 1 June 1841, Scottish painter Sir David Wilkie died.

01/06/2019

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On 31 May 1596, John Lesley, one of Mary Queen of Scots' chief advisors, died. ...

31/05/2019

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National Museums Scotland has announced a partnership with Skye College/Sabhal Mòr Ostaig for its forthcoming ...

31/05/2019

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Olympic athlete Wyndham Halswelle was born on 30 May 1882. ...

30/05/2019

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Where do surnames come from? How did Scotland's families and clans get their name? In this exclusive article, John ...

30/05/2019

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