Sunday, 14 April, 2024

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Online publication covering Scottish history, heritage and archaeology. Featuring articles, reviews, historic attractions, places to visit, and events. mail@scottishhistory.org

13 April

13 April 1689: In support of the deposed James VII and II, Tory laird and soldier John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee raised the Royal Standard of the House of Stuart on Dundee Law,...

12 April

12 April 1606: James VI of Scotland and I of England issued a royal decree for the creation of a union flag to represent the regal union between England and Scotland. It was initially...

11 April

11 April 1746: The three divisions of the Duke of Cumberland's army converged at Cullen on the Banffshire coast and Cumberland established his headquarters at Cullen House which had just recently been badly damaged...

10 April

10 April 1512: At Linlithgow Palace, Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots, gave birth to a boy who would become King James V of Scotland. He would inherit the throne at seventeen months following the...

9 April

9 April 1650: The advance guard of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose's royalist force led by Major-General John Hurry (Montrose's old adversary and now ally), crossed the Pentland Firth from the Orkney Islands and...

8 April

8 April 1746: After receiving reports that the level of the River Spey had subsided, Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland ordered his army to move out from Aberdeen and began the march north...

7 April

7 April 1522: A squadron of seven English warships entered the Firth of Forth and attacked Scottish shipping and coastal towns and villages during the Anglo-Scottish War of 1522-1524.

6 April

Declaration of Arbroath 6 April 1320: The Declaration of Aberbrothock (Arbroath) was sent to Pope John XXII from the earls and barons of Scotland. Written in Latin, possibly by Bernard of Kilwinning, it set out...