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 scientist William Rankine was born on 5 July 1820. ...

05/07/2018

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Explore key events from Viking Scotland with this map, covering the years 1104 to 1469. ...

05/07/2018

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Scottish author Oswald Wynd was born on 4 July 1913. ...

04/07/2018

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Discover the story of Edinburgh Castle with these fascinating facts from the castle’s history. ...

04/07/2018

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Scottish footballer Billy Liddell died on 3 July 2001. ...

03/07/2018

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As Edinburgh’s 2018 Floral Clock is unveiled, we take a look at fascinating facts about this landmark feature in ...

03/07/2018

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The Office for National Statistics and NHS in Scotland, England Wales and Northern Ireland are inviting the public ...

02/07/2018

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Allan Pinkerton, the Glaswegian who founded the Pinkerton detective agency, died on 1 July 1884. ...

01/07/2018

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The murder trial of socialite Madeleine Smith began on 30 June 1857. ...

30/06/2018

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Scottish actor Ian Bannen was born on 29 June 1928. Read more about this day in history. ...

29/06/2018

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Explore key events from Viking Scotland, with this map covering the years 1014 to 1104. ...

28/06/2018

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Scottish folk singer Robin Hall was born on 27 June 1936. ...

27/06/2018

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