Expert history articles

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

Discover the history of this Mary Queen of Scots portrait, by an unknown artist, which gives several intriguing ...

07/08/2017

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Jo Woolf explores the adventures of five pioneering Scots whose adventures into uncharted lands provided ...

03/08/2017

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Genealogist Margaret Hubble explores the history of hiring fairs, lively events where farm and domestic servants ...

12/06/2017

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Robin Ward, architectural critic and author of Exploring Glasgow: The Architectural Guide, chooses ten of his ...

28/04/2017

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Historian David Templeman tells the story of the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield Castle - the ...

08/12/2016

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Learn more about the work of Dr Cynthia Neville, one of the members of the History Scotland magazine Editorial ...

29/11/2016

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History Scotland’s editorial board includes representatives from universities around Scotland, specialist ...

22/11/2016

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Carsten Hermann, Chair of SPAB Scotland, reports on a nationwide survey of the country’s diverse and fascinating ...

15/11/2016

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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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