History Scotland is the world’s premier Scottish history magazine, written by a team of historians, curators, archaeologists and authors and enjoyed by thousands of readers around the world.
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July / August 2023
In-depth features in this issue: The sinking of the Clyde steamer Daphne, the dazzling splendour of the royal court of James IV, the bitter controversy over how Scotland’s rocks were formed.
On Sale: 10 June 2023
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May/ June 2023
In-depth features in this issue: The battle of Killiecrankie reassessed, the role of women in early modern baking, holidays on the home front in World War Two.
On Sale: 08 April 2023
March/ April 2023
In-depth features in this issue: the role of Scottish soldiers in Britain’s postwar retreat from Empire; petitions and public opinion in Early Modern Scotland; Sir Henry Stirling: a Jacobite spy in…
On Sale: 11 February 2023
January/ February 2023
In-depth features in this issue: ‘A golden age’: craftworkers in 19th-century Scotland; the story of St Ninian – Scotland’s forgotten patron saint; new series on the Highland War (1698-91)
On Sale: 10 December 2022
November/ December 2022
In-depth features in this issue: ‘Gilderoy’, 17th-century bandit king; the buccaneer who inspired Robinson Crusoe; deindustrialisation and the making of contemporary Scotland; the 18th-century…
On Sale: 08 October 2022
September / October 2022: Themed special – Life in the Middle Ages
Annual themed special: life in Scotland in the Middle Ages
On Sale: 13 August 2022
May / June 2022
May/June History Scotland brings together news, opinion and research from historians, curators and archaeologists across Scotland and beyond.
On Sale: 09 April 2022
March / April 2022
March/April History Scotland brings together the best history, heritage and archaeology news and research from historians, curators and archaeologists around the world. In this issue take a look…
On Sale: 12 February 2022
History Scotland's first issue of 2022 is packed full of centuries of history and archaeology - from the first records of King Macbeth, through to legacies of slavery in Glasgow's southside.
On Sale: 11 December 2021
November/ December 2021
We’re celebrating 20 years of History Scotland in our November/December issue! Join us for a look back at the best of two decades of sharing Scotland’s history, heritage and archaeology.
On Sale: 09 October 2021