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.

Daniel MacCannall explores the history of the illicit distilling and smuggling of whisky in Scotland from the 18th ...

04/09/2017

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Five Mary Queen of Scots facts you probably never knew from author and historian Mickey Mayhew on the fascinating ...

14/08/2017

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A huge collection of artefacts dating back four centuries, which offer a unique insight into the indigenous people ...

18/05/2017

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Dr John Callow, author of a new book on the exile of King James II, explores how the king created the Jacobite ...

27/02/2017

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In the History Scotland - Hidden Histories Podcast, Neil McLennan explores lesser-known visitor attractions in ...

10/12/2016

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Learn more about the work of Professor Hugh Cheape, one of the members of the History Scotland magazine Editorial ...

22/11/2016

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Learn more about the work of Dr Catriona MacDonald, one of the members of the History Scotland magazine Editorial ...

22/11/2016

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Learn more about the work of Derek Alexander, one of the members of the History Scotland magazine Editorial Board ...

22/11/2016

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Complete our new reader survey and be in with the chance of winning our special prize package!

17/12/2015

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Historian Kim Burns reports on her experiences at the Window on Iona conference organised by the University of the ...

21/05/2015

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Take part in our History Scotland mini-survey and have your say on the future of the magazine…

30/04/2015

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Alan Montgomery explores the history of the Antonine Wall and asks why this frontier is often seen as the ‘poor ...

19/01/2015

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