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The Disappearance of the Ninth Legion

Pick up a paper or read a web article which makes mention of the mysterious disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion - IX Hispana - from the historical record and chances are these days...

Wade’s Bridge at Aberfeldy

Wade's 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 architecturally the finest bridge on the military road network and...

Siege of Ruthven Barracks during the Jacobite ’45

On 29 August 1745, around 300 Jacobites attacked Ruthven Barracks in Badenoch which was held by fourteen government soldiers under the command of Sergeant Terrance Molloy, during the Jacobite Rising of 1745. At the onset...

Highbridge Skirmish

On 16 August 1745, two companies from the 2nd Battalion of St Clair's 1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots) were ambushed by a small party of Jacobites at Highbridge, north of Fort William. The...

Siege of Blair Castle during the Jacobite ’45

On the 17th March 1746, a Jacobite force under the command of Lord George Murray began the siege of Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. Blair Castle was the home of Lord George’s pro-Hanoverian...

Effects of Multiple Monarchy on 17th Century Scotland

The ascension to the English throne of James VI, King of Scots in 1603 was a monumental event in the history of both Scotland and England. But as the King of Scots headed south,...

Battle of Glen Trool

In April 1307, Robert the Bruce won a small but important victory at the Battle of Glen Trool on the shores of Loch Trool in Galloway. It was the beginning of a seven-year campaign...

The Spanish Galleon of Tobermory Bay

Following their defeat at the hands of the English navy in the summer of 1588, the surviving ships of the Spanish Armada were forced to make their way home around the north and west...