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 geologist and author Hugh Miller was born on 10 October 1802.

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Recently published research reveals the discovery of a dun and the complex history of an archetypal Iron Age ...

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Scotland’s Own Coinage is the first major exhibition at The Hunterian on the subject of Scottish coins. The ...

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'Fairs, fetes and festivals' is the theme of the 2017 SLHF conference, which takes place on 27 October 2017 at the ...

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Scottish actor James Finlayson died on 9 October 1953.

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Scotland’s most ten beautiful spots as chosen by Rough Guide readers have been revealed following a poll by the ...

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Scottish religious reformer John Knox (1505-1572) is renowned for his fiery sermons and his equally fiery ...

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Find out how popular your name was in 1900 and 1950 with National Records data taken from names appearing in the ...

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Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was born on 8 October 1515.

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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid died on 7 October 1796.

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Piano manufacturer John Broadwood was born on 6 October 1732.

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Gold panning is nothing new, indeed a 15th-century mine at Tyndrum supplied King James I with treasure. This map ...

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