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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Which are the best Scottish castles to explore? Which castles in Scotland are open during the winter? Plan your ...

18/10/2018

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If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart? ...

11/10/2018

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So many myths surround the life and work of Sir Winston Churchill but what is the real evidence? In this history ...

11/10/2018

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Investigations on the outskirts of medieval Stirling have discovered the foundations of the medieval Dominican ...

26/09/2018

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An exclusive extract from a new study of the migration of Scots to England in the 17th and early 18th centuries. ...

25/09/2018

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Sheffield Castle, the medieval building in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for fourteen years can now be ...

21/09/2018

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In part 5 of his Sir Winston Churchill series, Alastair Stewart examines Churchill's reputation as a heavy drinker. ...

20/09/2018

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From a secret beehive, to stained glass featuring a kangaroo, these facts about Rosslyn Chapel, will surely amaze ...

20/09/2018

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In 1506, Britain’s first known African baby was born in Scotland – something of such interest that a nurse was ...

13/09/2018

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Dr David Worthington of the University of the Highlands & Islands presents the lecture 'Coastal History in ...

10/09/2018

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Alastair Stewart continues his series examining the best accounts of Winston Churchill, calling for a more ...

06/09/2018

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