Scottish history

Discover Scotland's past with our features, history travel and expert guides.

If you enjoy exploring Scotland’s history, archaeology and heritage then you’ll love History Scotland, a ...

03/01/2018

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The earliest documented reference to a Scottish ship sailing to North America has been discovered by a local ...

18/12/2018

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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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Neil Oliver explores the history of Stirling Castle, a favourite residence of the royal Stewarts. ...

11/12/2018

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Josie Rourke, director of Mary Queen of Scots, talks to History Scotland about the challenges of portraying ...

07/12/2018

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History Scotland talks to historian Dr John Guy, whose books inspired the movie Mary Queen of Scots, about the ...

07/12/2018

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History Scotland talks to actress Eileen O'Higgins about her role alongside Saoirse Ronan in the movie Mary Queen ...

07/12/2018

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In the latest instalment of Alastair Stewart's history series on the life of Sir Winston Churchill, he explores ...

03/12/2018

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In part 7 of his series on the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, Alastair Stewart explores the statesman’s ...

30/11/2018

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In our new guest blog, Jenn Scott explores the Stewart queen’s experiences of life in Scotland's capital. ...

28/11/2018

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How did the Saltire become Scotland's national flag? When was the flag first used? Find out with this special ...

19/11/2018

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A fourteen-foot-high sculptural siege engine forms the centrepiece of Fight for the Castle, a new exhibition at ...

15/11/2018

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