Saturday, 16 January, 2021

Neil Ritchie

Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of ScottishHistory.org. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

Battle of Neville’s Cross

On 17th October 1346, at the Battle of Neville's Cross, Durham, England, David II of Scotland is defeated and captured by English forces commanded by Lord Ralph...

Battle of Largs

On 2nd October 1263, the Battle of Largs was fought between a Scottish army commanded by Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland, and a Norse-Hebridean...

On this day: Battle of Dunbar 1650

On the 3rd September 1650, English Parliamentarians commanded by Oliver Cromwell decisively defeat a Scottish Covenanter army led by David Leslie, Lord Newark, at...

On this day: Battle of the Standard

On the 22nd August 1138, the Battle of the Standard (also known as the Battle of Northallerton) was fought between a Scottish army under...

On this day: Battle of Dunkeld

On 21st August 1689, in the Battle of Dunkeld, 5000 Jacobites under the command of Alexander Cannon attack a Scottish Government force of 800 Cameronians,...

Battle of Killiecrankie

On the 27th July 1689, Scottish Government forces under the command of Major-General Hugh MacKay of Scourie are defeated by a Jacobite army, loyal...