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Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder was born on 4 August 1870. Read more about his life on our Scottish History ...

04/08/2018

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King James II was killed during the siege of Roxburgh Castle on 3 August 1460. ...

03/08/2018

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Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell died on 2 August 1922. ...

02/08/2018

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Religious reformer Andrew Melville was born on 1 August 1545. ...

01/08/2018

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The Kilmarnock Edition by Robert Burns was published on 31 July 1786. ...

31/07/2018

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Jimmy Reid announced the beginning of a work in at John Brown's Shipyard on 30 July 1971.

30/07/2018

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Mary Queen of Scots married Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, on 29 July 1565. ...

29/07/2018

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Anne Stuart married Prince George of Denmark on 28 July 1683. ...

28/07/2018

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The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on 27 July 1689. ...

27/07/2018

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King James IV of Scotland declared war on England on 26 July 1513. ...

26/07/2018

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Charles Macintosh, the inventor of the Mackintosh raincoat, died on 25 July 1843. ...

25/07/2018

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The Battle of Harlaw (or Cath Gairbheach) was fought on 24 July 1411 close to Inverurie, between Crown forces ...

24/07/2018

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