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…

George Brown, founder of the Toronto Globe and one of the Fathers of Confederation, was born on 29 November 1818 ...

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The National Records of Scotland surname surveys compare the top 20 surnames in Scotland for 1901 and 2001, based ...

29/11/2017

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The Battle of Rullion Green took place on 28 November 1666. ...

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The first deaths from what would become the world's worst outbreak of E Coli were announced on 27 November 1996. ...

27/11/2017

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Alastair Stewart continues his examination of the best sources to understand Churchill the man over Churchill the ...

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Learn about the tomb of Mary Queen of Scots in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of the Stewart Queen who ...

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John Miles tells the story of three iconic songs which remember the sacrifice made by Scots in the Great War. ...

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Historic Environment's John Sinclair House will be the first of a number of buildings across the capital ...

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John Loudon McAdam, inventor of the tarmac road surfacing method, died on 26 November 1836.

26/11/2017

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John Knox, a leader of the Scottish Reformation, died on 24 November 1572 in Edinburgh. Knox was a learned ...

24/11/2017

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Scottish author and historian Nigel Tranter OBE was born on 23 November 1909 in Glasgow.

23/11/2017

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The next steps are underway to conserve the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar, one of the largest stone circles in ...

23/11/2017

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