Expert history articles

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

Historian Trevor Griffiths charts the growth of cinema going in Scotland, from the earliest days of the Victorian ...

09/09/2014

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Stuart Allan and David Forsyth of National Museums Scotland take a look at the role of disaporic Scots in the ...

09/09/2014

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Janet Brennan Inglis describes how the chance sighting of a 'castle for sale' sign led to the huge project of ...

12/08/2014

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We asked film-maker Nigel Scott about his video The Recumbent Stone Circles of North East Scotland and his ...

24/06/2014

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The in-depth Recumbent Stone Circles of North East Scotland; video explores many of the issues around the ...

24/06/2014

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Historian Christopher Nicholson takes a look at how engineers and builders approached the daunting task of ...

18/06/2014

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Michael Penman, senior lecturer in history at the University of Stirling, explores the piety of Robert the Bruce ...

18/06/2014

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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 Years' War ...

24/03/2014

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