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…

Explore Orkney Viking burial sites with Shane McLeod's guide to Viking burials on the Orkney mainland. ...

23/07/2018

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A far-sighted former Principal of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art called for a landmark building to house a ...

23/07/2018

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Joan of England, the wife of King Alexander II of Scotland, was born on 22 July 1210. ...

22/07/2018

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Find out about the death of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who died on 21 July 1796 on this day in Scottish History. ...

21/07/2018

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On 20 July 1819, Scottish geologist John Playfair died. ...

20/07/2018

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Scottish author A J Cronin was born on 19 July 1896. ...

19/07/2018

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Scottish actor John Stuart was born on 18 July 1898. ...

18/07/2018

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Against a background of the gradual erosion of Scotland’s ecclesiastical heritage, the Scottish Redundant Churches ...

18/07/2018

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Scottish economist Adam Smith died on 17 July 1790. ...

17/07/2018

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Mousehole Films latest documentary feature 'The Village on the Loch' will have i's first preview screenings this ...

17/07/2018

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On 16 July 1832 over 100 Shetland fishermen were killed in a storm. ...

16/07/2018

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VisitScotland has launched its Single Shot Scotland video series with Staffa at Sunset. ...

16/07/2018

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