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


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...

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

Crossraguel Abbey in Ayrshire

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