Scottish history

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

Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre has been awarded the coveted Museum Accreditation status by Museums ...

07/01/2019

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Scotland, like many European nations, attempted on numerous occasions to establish an independent colony in the ...

07/01/2019

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A brooch gifted by Mary Queen of Scots to her close friend Mary Seton is now on display at the Palace of ...

31/12/2018

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A routine inspection at Dunkeld Cathedral in Perth & Kinross has uncovered previously unrecorded saint-like ...

31/12/2018

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An excavation in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, has unearthed rare remains of a large carved stone similar to a ...

29/12/2018

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The Scottish Government has today (19 December) announced funding to enable National Museums Scotland to tour an ...

19/12/2018

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The earliest documented reference to a Scottish ship sailing to North America has been discovered by a local ...

18/12/2018

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From the presence of gunmen at the Battle of Culloden, to the colours of the tartan worn by participants in the ...

12/12/2018

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Neil Oliver explores the history of Stirling Castle, a favourite residence of the royal Stewarts. ...

11/12/2018

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Josie Rourke, director of Mary Queen of Scots, talks to History Scotland about the challenges of portraying ...

07/12/2018

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History Scotland talks to historian Dr John Guy, whose books inspired the movie Mary Queen of Scots, about the ...

07/12/2018

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History Scotland talks to actress Eileen O'Higgins about her role alongside Saoirse Ronan in the movie Mary Queen ...

07/12/2018

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