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…

Author, poet and politician Naomi Mitchison was born on 1 November, 1897.

01/11/2018

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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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Admiral Thomas Cochrane, a Royal Navy sea captain who served in the Napoleonic Wars, died on 31 October 1860.

31/10/2018

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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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Discover how popular your first name has been over the decades with a new interactive, released alongside new ...

31/10/2018

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Scottish aviator Jim Mollison died on 30 October 1959.

30/10/2018

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The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are the sole Scottish destinations to receive a global honour with must-see ...

29/10/2018

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The Kilmarnock Arms at Cruden Bay, where Irish author Bram Stoker stayed whilst writing the novel Dracula is the ...

29/10/2018

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Poet, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay was born on 28 October 1925 in the Bahamas.

28/10/2018

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Scottish poet James Macpherson was born at Ruthven on 27 October, 1736.

27/10/2018

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The Treaty of Ripon was signed on 26 October 1640.

26/10/2018

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Now research led by the University of Aberdeen is shedding new light on the origin and development of the as yet ...

26/10/2018

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