History Guides

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In addition to our popular magazine History Scotland we also publish a growing range of digital guides to Scottish history, available to download for your device. Choose from the selection below and be sure to sign up to the History Scotland e-newsletter to receive the latest news on new digital guides direct to your inbox.


 

  

Outlander Unofficial Guide

This digital guide from the publishers of History Scotland tells the real story of the Jacobites and their fight for the crown.

Highlights include: 

  • The history of key buildings featured in the series
  • Who were the Jacobites and what were they fighting for? 
  • Ideas for creating your own Outlander-inspired tour

Discover thetrue history behind the Outlander books and TV show.

 

  
  History Guide
£2.99
 

 

Note: Apple and Google – History Guide available as an in-app purchase. Download the History Scotland app and select the relevant issue to download.


 

Robert the Bruce and the Battle of Bannockburn

Follow the life of Scottish king Robert the Bruce, victor of the momentous Battle of Bannockburn of 1314 in this digital special all about the Outlaw King.

 

    
    History Guide
£2.99


Note: Apple and Google – History Guide available as an in-app purchase. Download the History Scotland app and select the relevant issue to download.

 


 

Trace Your Scottish Ancestors

Our selection of resources will help you piece together a rich picture of your family’s past in Scotland. 

The key records you need to start searching are available online, so you can jump right in. By following our advice in Tracing your Scottish ancestors you’ll gain a solid understanding of how to research family in Scotland – and we’ll show you some historic resources to really stretch your skills too.

From Family Tree magazine.

    
    History Guide
£4.99

 

Note: Apple and Google – History Guide available as an in-app purchase. Download the History Scotland app and select the relevant issue to download.


 

History Scotland Essays #1
The Scots' Defeat at Pinkie in 1547
New light on how and where

In this special research essay by Dr David Caldwell, we explore new information on what actually happened at the battle of Pinkie and review the evidence for where the battle took place.

 

    
    History Guide
£0.99

 

Note: Apple and Google – History Guide available as an in-app purchase. Download the History Scotland app and select the relevant issue to download.


 

Celebrate Scotland
Your in-depth guide to 2017
Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

Your in-depth guide to the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology with everything you need to make the most of your year exploring Scotland's past.

With thanks to Visit Scotland.

 

    
    History Guide
FREE DOWNLOAD

 

Note: Apple and Google – History Guide available as an in-app purchase. Download the History Scotland app and select the relevant issue to download.