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…

The Battle of Culloden was fought on 16 April 1746, and saw Jacobite forces defeated by a Hanoverian army.

16/04/2018

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A copy of Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter, Allan Ramsay’s Gentle Shepherd and early editions of James Macpherson’s ...

16/04/2018

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A unique collection of letters between a university professor and his wife are being published on social media by ...

16/04/2018

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New Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire, the ruin which may have inspired Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' has been granted Listed ...

16/04/2018

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The RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic at 2.20am on 15 April 1912.

15/04/2018

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James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots died on 14 April 1578.

14/04/2018

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Explorer Hugh Clapperton died on 13 April 1827, whilst trying to discover the source of the Niger river.

13/04/2018

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The Scottish National Party won its first election victory on 12 April 1945.

12/04/2018

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Novelist John Galt, founder of the city of Guelph, died on 11 April 1839.

11/04/2018

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Scottish painter Alberto Morrocco died on 10 March 1998.

10/04/2018

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The story of the three husbands of Mary Queen of Scots: Francis II of France, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley and James ...

09/04/2018

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Scottish botanist, garden designer and author John Loudon was born on 8 April 1783.

08/04/2018

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