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…

On 8 May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

08/05/2018

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Philosopher David Hume, author of A Treatise of Human Nature was born on 7 May 1711.

07/05/2018

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Sir James Young Simpson, the physician who pioneered the use of chloroform in childbirth, died on 6 May 1870.

06/05/2018

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King George VI opened the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow on 5 May 1938.

05/05/2018

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East Lothian captain Sir David Baird led the storming of Seringapatum on 4 May 1799.

04/05/2018

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Art, design and history have been interwoven to create a new exhibition, which will tour Scotland, Ireland and the ...

04/05/2018

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James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, was murdered on 3 May 1679.

03/05/2018

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An account of the Battle of Falkirk Muir, the final major military victory for the Jacobites. By Geoff Bailey, ...

03/05/2018

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Facts about the execution of Mary Queen of Scots on 8 February 1587 at Fotheringay Castle in Nottinghamshire. ...

03/05/2018

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John Knox, Scottish Reformation leader, returned to Scotland on 2 May 1559 after a period of exile in Geneva.

02/05/2018

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Take a step back into the early days of the Scottish Enlightenment in Edinburgh and walk in the footsteps of Allan ...

01/05/2018

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Steven Keith explores the origins of the Scots, taking inspiration from the ancestral history of his adopted ...

01/05/2018

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