Scottish history

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

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

06/09/2018

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Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic, along with some ...

28/08/2018

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A prayer book said to have been used by Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) at Culloden Moor in ...

23/08/2018

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The 'golden age' of ocean travel will be reimagined at a new exhibition, which will explore the design and ...

15/08/2018

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The town of Hamilton in South Lanarkshire had a beautiful, landmark tollbooth, which over the years served as a ...

15/08/2018

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A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh brings together records of the suffragettes and the ...

13/08/2018

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