Meet the team - History Scotland

The website is published by Warners Group Publications. 

Established in 1988, Warners is a multimedia publisher specialising in niche titles. With a wide portfolio of specialist magazines and websites, we aim to ensure that enthusiasts who are passionate about their interest, profession or hobby can find just what they are looking for in our magazines, websites and exhibitions. 

Matt Hill, Publisher 

Hi, I'm Matt, publisher of History Scotland. From the moment we took on History Scotland, back in 2009, it has been an absolute pleasure to work on the brand and see the focus and passion the subject inspires and demands.

It’s heartening to have such a network of history professionals behind the website, magazine and everything else we do, giving History Scotland an academic authority that is as engaging and entertaining as it is informative.

A recent highlight for me has to be our online lectures. Seeing hundreds of enthusiasts come together to learn and explore Scotland’s past has been so rewarding and is another example of the History Scotland community bringing people together from across the globe.

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Rachel Bellerby, Editor

I’m Rachel, editor of History Scotland magazine and our online home here at  

I’ve been involved with History Scotland since 2009 but my love of history goes back much further than I care to remember! Whether I was creating a classroom for my ‘lucky’ schoolmates to visit or pestering my parents to take me to another castle, history has always been in my blood.

It’s a pleasure to be able to share the best of Scottish history through the pages of the magazine and on the website and we’re privileged to work with some of the finest historians and archaeologists in the country. 

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Dr Allan Kennedy, Consultant Editor

I'm Allan, consultant editor of History Scotland.

I've been involved with History Scotland, in one capacity of another, since 2015. As consultant editor, my role is to look after the 'main feature' articles, and also to protect the overall academic quality of the magazine.

When not wearing my History Scotland hat, I'm an academic by profession, and I'm currently Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee. I specialise in early modern Scotland, particularly the 17th century, and my main interests are in political and social topics. I'm also a passionate believer in the importance of sharing up-to-date historical research with the general public, which is why I'm so thrilled to be involved with History Scotland!

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