Expert history articles

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

Professor Christopher Whatley provides an in-depth insight into the Union of 1707 and takes a fresh look at the ...

12/05/2014

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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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