Scottish history

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

Discover the story of Edinburgh Castle with these fascinating facts from the castle’s history. ...

04/07/2018

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John Goodlad tells the strange story of live cod and smuggled brandy – one of many little known gems contained in ...

26/06/2018

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The first survey of a potential site for the Jacobite army camp shortly before the battles of Falkirk and Culloden ...

15/06/2018

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Researchers at the University of Glasgow suggest Robert Burns may have had bipolar disorder, according to a paper ...

13/06/2018

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In his winning entry in the Scottish History Network School Essay Prize, Conlan McPherson discusses the role of ...

13/06/2018

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Jacobite and Spanish troops were defeated by government forces at the Battle of Glen Shiel on 10 June 1719. ...

10/06/2018

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A 'rare and important' wash stand designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and made by 'enemy intern' cabinet makers ...

07/06/2018

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Academics at the University of Glasgow have today launched a new digital database of fugitive slave adverts from ...

01/06/2018

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The ancient origins of Picts, Gaels and Scots, by Steven Keith. ...

01/06/2018

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The lives of Scotland’s little-known Stewart queens will be explored in a major new series launched by History ...

30/05/2018

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John Richardson, founder of the Antonine Guard living history society, explores the various Roman legions and ...

24/05/2018

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One of the most persistent myths about the history of Perth has been debunked by historian Dr Nicola Cowmeadow, ...

24/05/2018

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