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

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On the Braes of Killiecrankie

The Battle of Killiecrankie, fought on the 27th July 1689, was the first major military engagement of the Jacobite risings. It was...
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Butter Bridge in Glen Kinglas: Caulfeild’s Military Roads

Butter Bridge stands in the shadow of Beinn Ime and crosses the gently flowing Kinglas Water, in Glen Kinglas, Argyll. The...

Bochastle Roman Fort

The Roman fort at Bochastle, just outside Callander, is situated on the south bank of Garbh Uisge (River Leny) and was established...
Battle of Sheriffmuir

Battle of Sheriffmuir

On the 13th November 1715, a Government army commanded by John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, clashed with Jacobite forces led by John Erskine,...

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...

Crossraguel Abbey in Ayrshire

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

The ruins of Lochranza castle stand on the shores of Loch Ranza at the north end of the Isle of Arran and...
Spanish Galleon Tobermory

Clan Maclean and the Spanish Galleon of Tobermory

Following their defeat at the hands of the English navy in the summer of 1588, the surviving ships of the Spanish Armada...