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…

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, commander at the Battle of the Somme, died on 29 January 1928 in London.

29/01/2018

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Some 50 airs in an 18th century landmark publication credited with saving Scotland’s folk song tradition were not ...

29/01/2018

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Bodysnatcher and murderer William Burke, one half of the notorious criminal duo 'Burke and Hare' was executed on ...

28/01/2018

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The Glasgow Herald newspaper was published for the first time on 27 January 1783.

27/01/2018

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Edinburgh's One O'Clock Gun, which helped ships in the Firth of Forth tell the time, was fired for the first time ...

26/01/2018

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A ground-breaking new animated facial reconstruction of Robert Burns reciting one of his own poems has been ...

25/01/2018

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Folk singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl was born on 25 January 1915.

25/01/2018

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Conductor and composer James Muir Mathieson was born on 24 January 1911.

24/01/2018

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A community excavation near Brora in Sutherland in 2017 investigated the remains of an 18th-century drovers' inn ...

24/01/2018

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A heritage project in Kolkata, India, aims to restore a Scottish cemetery which is almost two centuries old and is ...

24/01/2018

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James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent for James VI, was assassinated by a firearm on 23 January 1570. ...

23/01/2018

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A free event at the University of Dundee on 25 January will celebrate Burns Night with screenings of rare films ...

23/01/2018

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