History Scotland expert blogs

Our expert blogs are written by professional historians and archaeologists, who share their opinion on hot history topics and the latest findings from talks and conferences around Scotland.

Kimberly Roblin of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma recounts the exciting tale of Francis ...

01/04/2019

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In part two of our series looking at the artistic career of Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Ann Galliard takes a look ...

11/03/2019

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Joanna Foat charts the history of the Lumberjills, the women who brought gender stereotypes crashing down in World ...

05/03/2019

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In the first of a new series, Ann Galliard shares new research on the artistic life of Princess Louise ...

04/03/2019

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From the presence of gunmen at the Battle of Culloden, to the colours of the tartan worn by participants in the ...

12/12/2018

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Why are all the clocks on The Royal Yacht Britannia stopped at 3.01pm? And why did the Royal Yacht have a jelly ...

12/11/2018

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A look at the major causes of deterioration for museum artefacts, and how these precious items can be preserved ...

02/10/2018

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What is Virtual Heritage and what are its benefits? David Sime takes the example of the digital re-creation of ...

01/10/2018

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Dr Santanu Das, literary specialist and historian at Kings College London, explores the story behind The Troth, a ...

06/08/2018

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Explore Orkney Viking burial sites with Shane McLeod's guide to Viking burials on the Orkney mainland. ...

23/07/2018

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Against a background of the gradual erosion of Scotland’s ecclesiastical heritage, the Scottish Redundant Churches ...

18/07/2018

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Recreate the food that Bonnie Prince Charlie enjoyed at his final dinner before the Battle of Culloden, with a ...

11/12/2017

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