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.

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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Alastair Stewart begins a new series examining the original sources of information about Sir Winston Churchill, ...

30/10/2017

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What connections did John Knox have with the house on Edinburgh's Royal Mile which bears his name? Donald Smith ...

17/10/2017

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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 might not know from author and historian Mickey Mayhew on the fascinating life ...

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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