Expert history articles

Expert features by some of the country's top historians and archaeologists.

Historian Alan Ereira explores why the world's first road atlas 'Britannia' deliberately omitted all mention of ...

01/11/2016

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Historian Suzie Lennox delves into the archives to tell the stories of Scotland’s student bodysnatchers who took ...

18/08/2016

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Professor Allan I Macinnes presents a summary of his new research into a 18th-century murder, for which he ...

10/08/2016

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Bruce Gilkison, great-great-grandson of the ‘Ettrick Shepherd’ James Hogg shares his experiences of walking in the ...

04/07/2016

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Professor Murray Pittock dispels three long-held myths surrounding the Battle of Culloden of 16 April 1746. ...

21/06/2016

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Jack Gillon explores the history of pubs in Edinburgh, from upmarket inns where business was carried out in the ...

17/06/2016

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Laura Laird presents a guide to the life of Scottish explorer John McDouall Stuart, the man described as ...

09/06/2016

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Volunteers of all ages and abilities are being asked to get involved in an archaeology project which provides free ...

24/05/2016

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Artist Bob Marshall talks to us about how he creates detailed historical illustrations and reconstructions of some ...

22/05/2016

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Robert Smail’s Printing Works, based in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders is the oldest working commercial ...

20/05/2016

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Elma McEnemy presents her pick of six crucial dates that altered the course of the history of Aberdeen. ...

17/05/2016

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Textile historian Janet Rae explores the history of quilts in 19th century Scotland, including a recently ...

17/05/2016

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