Scottish history

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

Mary Queen of Scots spent a total of nineteen years as a prisoner on the orders of Elizabeth I of England. Find ...

16/11/2017

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An exceptionally rare Scottish Renaissance jewel has gone on permanent display at National Museum of Scotland. ...

13/11/2017

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Scots are famous for many things, but trying to kill Franco isn't typically one of them, writes Alastair Stewart. ...

09/11/2017

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Researchers at the University of Dundee have recreated the face of an 18th-century 'witch' who died in jail before ...

31/10/2017

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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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A ten-year project to record memories of life at Stirling University in Scotland features stories from staff, ...

30/10/2017

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A six-month campaign by National Museums Scotland titled 'Save the Galloway Hoard' has reached its funding goal, ...

26/10/2017

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A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland brings you face-to-face with Scotland’s criminal past – from an ...

26/10/2017

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A rare copy of one of the most important documents in European history is on show at the National Library of ...

20/10/2017

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Author Danny Lawrence tells the story of theatre actor and playwright Arthur Jefferson, whose many talents would ...

17/10/2017

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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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Matthew Shelley explores the history of Scotland's oldest consumer protection body, which has regulated the gold ...

16/10/2017

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