Expert history articles

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

Historian Annette Bachstadt charts the history of Mary of Guise Lorraine, Scotland's queen alongside James V and ...

13/03/2015

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Mary McGrigor, author of 'The Other Tudor Princess' shares the history of Margaret Douglas, who masterminded the ...

24/02/2015

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Author Paul A. Lynn explores the history of ‘the world’s most elegant lighthouse’ and the talents of the ...

22/12/2014

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Dr Anthony Lewis explores the careers of two of the builder’s of Edinburgh’s New Town – one whose career soared as ...

17/12/2014

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Dr Tim Clarkson tells the story of a turbulent and fascinating period in the history of the ancient kingdom of ...

13/11/2014

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Dr Charles Wemyss explores what the recent discovery of a portrait of Sir William Bruce can tell us about how this ...

03/11/2014

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Historian and author Dr Wendy Ugolini explores the lives of Italian women in Scotland at the outbreak of World War ...

21/10/2014

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Michael T R B Turnbull explores the origins of the Saltire flag, which lie in Biblical manuscripts and the Roman ...

15/10/2014

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History Scotland talks to author and military historian Stuart Reid about his research on the Battle of ...

29/09/2014

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Author and railway expert Keith Langston takes a look at the locomotive building industry and assesses the impact ...

25/09/2014

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Author David Ross explores the history of the North British Railway, Edinburgh’s own railway company.

22/09/2014

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Allan Kilpatrick of RCAHMS explores how the sport of golf in Scotland was affected by the two World Wars.

19/09/2014

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