Expert history articles

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

Author and conservationist Peter Spencer Davies explores the different uses of pewter in Scotland, from churches ...

06/05/2014

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Historian Marianne Vedeler explores the many trade routes for silk and how its production and trade were organised ...

30/04/2014

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Expert genealogist Ian Maxwell shares his tips for discovering more about your Scottish ancestors. ...

25/03/2014

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Professor Steve Murdoch explores why Alexander Leslie and fellow Scottish officers fought in the Thirty Year's ...

24/03/2014

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Dr Neil Clark explores the history of gold mining in Scotland, from prehistory through to the Fife gold rush of ...

21/03/2014

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History Scotland Editor Dr Alasdair Ross explains the background to the Battle of Bannockburn and significance of ...

19/03/2014

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Morven Leese tells the story of the self-taught shepherd’s son (the author’s great-great-great uncle) ...

17/03/2014

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What is the best site for Scottish genealogy? Expert genealogist Ian Maxwell presents a guide to the top ten ...

03/03/2014

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Author Alan Tritton explores the military adventures of Colonel William Baillie, who was implicated in a major ...

10/02/2014

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Historian Simon Green, author of a new book on Dumfries House, explores the history of this fascinating Ayrshire ...

30/01/2014

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Bonnie Prince Charlie lived a life that was a heady mixture of adventure and legend. We catch up with Roderick ...

20/01/2014

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In the years following World War One, returning servicemen expected to come home to a 'land fit for heroes'. ...

02/12/2013

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