Scottish history

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

The final letter of Mary Queen of Scots, written on 8 February 1587, just hours before her execution, is cared for ...

07/08/2017

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Discover the history of this Mary Queen of Scots portrait, by an unknown artist, which gives several intriguing ...

07/08/2017

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Shona Sinclair explores the links between Mary Queen of Scots and the medieval building in Jedburgh which bears ...

04/08/2017

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The earliest hacksilver found anywhere beyond the boundaries of the Roman Empire is to go on display in Edinburgh, ...

03/08/2017

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Six Scottish sites have been chosen by public vote in Digit2017's search for the Hidden Gems of Scotland, which ...

03/08/2017

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The site of the medieval castle where Mary Queen of Scots was kept prisoner for more than a decade is to be ...

03/08/2017

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Jo Woolf explores the adventures of five pioneering Scots whose adventures into uncharted lands provided ...

03/08/2017

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Simon Bowers, countryside ranger with Falkirk Countryside Trust, spoke to History Scotland about the Outlander ...

28/07/2017

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Dr Alison Burke has been appointed as the new curator of the Scottish Catholic Heritage Collection at Blairs ...

24/07/2017

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A collaborative maritime archaeology project to survey World War I shipwrecks is underway in Orkney, using ...

24/07/2017

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Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Captain Scott are among the people from Scottish history who have ...

20/07/2017

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The face of an ancient Pict has been digitally recreated using evidence from a Pictish burial discovered in ...

18/07/2017

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