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Looking ahead to 2019 at History Scotland


We take a look at what History Scotland readers can look forward to in 2019, with expert features on topics ranging from new research on medieval queens, to life in Scotland in the wake of World War One.

It’s been a great year at History Scotland, with readers enjoying six issues of the magazine, as well as lectures in Dundee and Inverness, and a souvenir Mary Queen of Scots magazine

Next year looks set to be just as exciting, as History Scotland’s editor Rachel Bellerby explains: ‘We have a great year ahead planned for History Scotland readers, with so many exciting features covering a variety of topics and spanning centuries of history and archaeology. 

‘It’s difficult to choose a favourite feature, but I’m really looking forward to seeing our special themed “Scotland in the wake of World War I” issue in print, and to publishing new research on the lives of the Stewart queens, as well as presenting the latest findings from historians and academics around the country.

‘This is an exciting and vibrant time for Scottish history and archaeology, and we are so proud to be able to share the story of Scotland’s past with thousands of readers.’

History Scotland 2019 highlights

January/February issue – on sale now!

Highlights include:

  • Mary of Gueldres: ​​Amy Hayes continues her study of Scotland's medieval queens consort with an assessment of Mary of Gueldres, the wife of James II
  • 'The Scots in Early Modern England: Keith Brown and Allan Kennedy conclude their analysis of Scottish migration to early modern England by asking how Scots were viewed by the English and who far they were able to assimilate into English society
  • Scots overseas: David Taylor tells the story of a minor Scottish landed family who made a name for themselves as successful immigrants to Tasmania
  • Malcolm Archibald reconstructs the experiences of Dundee's 19th-century whalers


March/April issue (on sale 8 February)

Highlights include:

  • 'The Stewart Queens of Scotland: New research on the life of Margaret of Denmark, who reigned alongside James III of Scots
  • Scottish coastal history: a wide-ranging overview of Scotland’s coastline over the centuries
  • The first look at the three new galleries at National Museums Scotland, exploring 4,000 years of history
  • Excavations at Sheffield Castle – one-time prison of Mary Queen of Scots

May/June issue (on sale 13 April)

In this special themed issue, our expert writers explore what life was like in Scotland after the huge impact and losses of World War I.

Highlights include:

  • Life in Scotland between the two World Wars
  • Special report on an underwater archaeology project studying the remains of the scuttled ships of the German High Seas Fleet
  • Remembering their sacrifice: How a nation honoured its war dead
  • Crime amongst war veterans in the post-war years

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(image shows Sligachan, Isle of Skye and is copyright Guiseppe Milo)



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