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The Protectorate Citadel of Ayr

In 1652 following military defeat and the declaration of a Commonwealth between England and Scotland, English occupation forces began the construction of fortified posts...

Tay Bridge at Aberfeldy: Wade’s Military Roads

Tay Bridge at Aberfeldy was constructed in 1733 to carry Lieutenant-General George Wade’s Crieff to Dalnacardoch military road across the River Tay. It was...

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On this day in Scottish History

The Rout of Moy

On 16th February 1746, a Government force of around 1,500, many of them from the 64th Highlanders and the Independent Highland Companies, under the...

The Massacre of Glencoe

In the early hours of the 13th February 1692, Scottish Government soldiers under the command of Robert Campbell of Glenlyon carry out the Massacre...

The death of the Red Comyn in Greyfriars Church

On the 10th February 1306, John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, known as the Red Comyn, a leading claimant to the vacant Scottish throne, is...

The birth of George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney

On the 9th February 1666, George Hamilton was born at Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire. George was the fifth son of William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton...