Scottish history

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

In the latest instalment of Alastair Stewart's history series on the life of Sir Winston Churchill, he explores ...

03/12/2018

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In part 7 of his series on the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, Alastair Stewart explores the statesman’s ...

30/11/2018

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In our new guest blog, Jenn Scott explores the Stewart queen’s experiences of life in Scotland's capital. ...

28/11/2018

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How did the Saltire become Scotland's national flag? When was the flag first used? Find out with this special ...

19/11/2018

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A fourteen-foot-high sculptural siege engine forms the centrepiece of Fight for the Castle, a new exhibition at ...

15/11/2018

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In our latest guest blog, to mark the release of the film Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Daly of Mary's Meanders takes ...

15/11/2018

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An exclusive extract from Dr David Taylor's study of the Robertsons, a group of brothers from Badenoch who ...

06/11/2018

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Five Scottish heroes who lost their lives in the First World War will be commemorated by a large-scale sand ...

01/11/2018

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Watch the new trailer released by Netflix for the forthcoming movie Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine, released on ...

31/10/2018

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Which are the best Scottish castles to explore? Which castles in Scotland are open during the winter? Plan your ...

18/10/2018

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If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart? ...

11/10/2018

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So many myths surround the life and work of Sir Winston Churchill but what is the real evidence? In this history ...

11/10/2018

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