Scottish history

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

St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, was founded in the twelfth century and has played a ...

18/01/2018

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A special display celebrating two centuries of publication of The Scotsman, and looking at the many historic ...

18/01/2018

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Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700 is an interdisciplinary workshop ...

18/01/2018

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Red warnings have been issued for dozens of Historic Environment Scotland's sites, a major Climate Change ...

15/01/2018

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Discover what life was like in a Roman fort on the Antonine Wall 2,000 years ago with a new app developed by the ...

09/01/2018

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Dr Anna Groundwater introduces Scotland Connected, a new book which places events from Scottish history alongside ...

02/01/2018

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Margot Grosset, archivist at the Girl Guiding Association Archive shares the story of Georgiana Fyfe, a World War ...

01/01/2018

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Historic buildings at the heart of St Andrews have been digitally reconstructed to reveal how they looked nearly ...

19/12/2017

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Aberdour Castle in Fife is one of Scotland’s two oldest dateable castles (alongside Castle Sween in Argyll) with ...

18/12/2017

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The face of one of the Scottish soldiers who was imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in ...

14/12/2017

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New research has shown that 49% of Britons have never visited a Scottish castle - as Scotland's most recognisable ...

14/12/2017

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A burial marker discovered half submerged in a 500-year old graveyard has taken the history of Dundee’s Howff ...

14/12/2017

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