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The Scottish History Blog features short articles, guest posts, letters, comments, days out and places to visit


Soldier’s Leap in the Pass of Killiecrankie

In the evening of the 27th July 1689, Donald McBane, a Scottish government soldier fleeing the Battle of Killiecrankie, is said to have jumped...
Crossraguel Abbey

The medieval abbey of Crossraguel in Ayrshire

Crossraguel Abbey sits about 2 miles south-west of the small town of Maybole, surrounded by the wonderful Ayrshire countryside.Even in its ruined condition, Crossraguel...
Lochranza Castle

Lochranza Castle

The ruins of Lochranza castle stand on the shores of Loch Ranza at the north end of the Isle of Arran and enjoys views...
Tobermory Bay

Spanish Gold in 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...
Massacre of Glencoe

Massacre of Glencoe

In the early hours of the 13th February 1692, 120 Scots Army soldiers of the Earl of Argyll’s Regiment of Foot from Fort William,...