Scottish history articles

Enjoy our growing archive of the latest news stories on Scottish history, archaeology and heritage, and in-depth, expert articles from curators, historians and authors…

Scotland's coldest ever temperature was recorded in Braemar on 11 February 1895.

11/02/2018

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Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, was murdered at Kirk O'Fields in Edinburgh on 10 February ...

10/02/2018

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George Douglas Hamilton, the first British army officer to be promoted to Field Marshal, was born on 9 February ...

09/02/2018

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Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringay Castle on 8 February 1587, after almost twenty years in captivity. ...

08/02/2018

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An exhibition which explores the history of the Clyde & Avon Valley opens on 17 February at Chatelherault Country ...

08/02/2018

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The armies of the Old Pretender, James Francis Edward Stuart, disbanded at Aberdeen on 7 February 1716, ending the ...

07/02/2018

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A major exhibition produced by National Museums Scotland will tour the country during 2018, with the support of ...

07/02/2018

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Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart monarchs, was born on 6 February 1665, at St James's Palace in London.

06/02/2018

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Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle died on 5 February 1881, in London. ...

05/02/2018

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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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