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…

Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense was born on 26 April 1710.

26/04/2018

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History Scotland has a number of vacancies for reviewers who can provide in-depth reviews of history and ...

26/04/2018

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The National Wallace Monument in Stirling has launched its 2018 volunteer programme and hopes to welcome new ...

26/04/2018

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On 25 April 1946 the battleship HMS Vanguard was accepted for sea trials by the Royal Navy.

25/04/2018

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Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, Dauphin of France at Notre Dame de Paris on 24 April 1558.

24/04/2018

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King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 April 1661.

23/04/2018

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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially called Prime Minister, died on 22 April 1908. ...

22/04/2018

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John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist known as the 'Father of the National Parks' was born on 21 April 1838.

21/04/2018

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Golf prodigy Young Tom Morris was born on 20 April 1851 in St Andrews.

20/04/2018

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A new publication from Forestry Commission Scotland explores the recent excavation of a vitrified Iron Age ...

20/04/2018

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Romantic poet Lord Byron died in Missolonghi on 19 April 1824, whilst taking part in the fight for Greek ...

19/04/2018

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Revel in your passion for the past with the History Scotland round-up of events taking place in Scotland during ...

19/04/2018

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