Get closer to Scottish history - read History Scotland magazine

01 January 2022
If you enjoy exploring Scotland’s history, archaeology and heritage then you’ll love History Scotland, a bi-monthly magazine written by an expert team with a passion for the past.

What is History Scotland magazine?

History Scotland magazine is a 64-page full-colour publication which is available in print and digital versions. Each issue contains news, articles and opinion covering Scotland’s history from the Dark Ages through to the 20th century.

You can buy the magazine on newsstands around the UK and overseas, and on our website, as a print or digital read.

Magazine highlights

Great reading

In-depth articles from the country’s top historians and archaeologists covering centuries of Scottish history and archaeology, presenting the latest research in an accessible and engaging format

Expert insight

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Regular columns from National Records of ScotlandThe Scottish Genealogy Society and The Scottish History Society.


Book reviews, curator reviews and interviews, as well as expert analysis of the country's newest exhibitions and research projects.


Find out about projects run by history and heritage groups around Scotland, discover the best things to see and do each season, and read about lesser-known visitor attractions and archives around the country

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