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Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, was executed on 18 August 1746.
The Battle of Verneuil was fought on 17 August 1424.
Scottish author, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771. Find out more on our pages on ...
Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867.
Scottish singer Roy Williamson died on 12 August 1990.
Scottish steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie died on 11 August 1919. ...
Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford was born on 9 August 1757.
King James IV of Scotland married Margaret Tudor on 8 August 1503.
Lord Kitchener began a huge recruitment campaign days after the outbreak of World War I, on 7 August 1914. ...