Scottish history

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

Robert Burns hid his radical and progressive political views “in plain view” while working for the Crown during ...

05/02/2018

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Jo Woolf celebrates the achievements of West Lothian explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison who is believed to be the ...

05/02/2018

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Professor Elizabeth Ewan presents a wide-ranging overview of the study of women in Scotland and their role in the ...

05/02/2018

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David C Jackson talks about his research quest to discover why a man once described as the ‘chief Scotsman of his ...

02/02/2018

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More than fifty rare medieval manuscripts and early print editions, representing 1,000 years of British literary ...

31/01/2018

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Some 50 airs in an 18th century landmark publication credited with saving Scotland’s folk song tradition were not ...

29/01/2018

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A ground-breaking new animated facial reconstruction of Robert Burns reciting one of his own poems has been ...

25/01/2018

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A community excavation near Brora in Sutherland in 2017 investigated the remains of an 18th-century drovers' inn ...

24/01/2018

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A heritage project in Kolkata, India, aims to restore a Scottish cemetery which is almost two centuries old and is ...

24/01/2018

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Author Nick Holland explores the fascination of the Brontë sisters for Scotland, and in particular the work of ...

22/01/2018

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On the shelves of libraries and archives everywhere there are hidden lives waiting to be discovered. This article ...

22/01/2018

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Dr Adele Patrick of Glasgow Women’s Library tells the story of legendary Scottish suffragette campaigner Helen ...

22/01/2018

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