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

07/05/2019

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More than 64,000 records spanning 650 years of trading have been added to FindMyPast's burgess & guild brethren ...

07/05/2019

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

06/05/2019

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

04/05/2019

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

03/05/2019

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

03/05/2019

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Jim Fiddes explores the achievements of two Aberdeen granite carvers whose vision and talent unites them, despite ...

03/05/2019

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

02/05/2019

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Upland artists are taking inspiration from Galloway’s 1930s clean power project in the struggle to create a ...

02/05/2019

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Upland artists are taking inspiration from Galloway’s 1930s clean power project in the struggle to create a ...

02/05/2019

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Two of Scotland’s best loved paintings will be coming to Perth Museum and Art Gallery this summer - the first time ...

02/05/2019

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Scottish hymn writer and poet James Montgomery died on 30 April 1854.

30/04/2019

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