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…

John Balliol's claim to the Scottish throne was officially recognised by England's King Edward I on 17 November ...

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Looking for Scottish ancestors? Try these ten top tips for finding your Scottish kin on the ScotlandsPeople ...

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Outlaw James Macpherson was hanged at Banff on 16 November 1700 for cattle and sheep stealing.

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A new walkabout app which allows users to take a tour of Edinburgh's literary history has been launched by the ...

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Mary Queen of Scots spent a total of nineteen years as a prisoner on the orders of Elizabeth I of England. Find ...

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The Previously... Scotland's History Festival runs from 17 to 26 November 2017. Take your pick from this selection ...

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Living DNA, together with some of the world's top genealogists and scientists is looking to create a worldwide ...

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Travel writer and Glasgow resident Chris Smith explores how the city has changed from the medieval era through to ...

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The Stone of Destiny was returned to Scotland from Westminster Abbey on 15 November 1996.

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The role of a small group of doctors, nurses and surgeons who used their medical skills in wartime is explored in ...

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On 14 November 1770, Scottish explorer James Bruce claimed to have discovered the source of the Nile in Ethiopia. ...

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An exceptionally rare Scottish Renaissance jewel has gone on permanent display at National Museum of Scotland. ...

13/11/2017

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