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The Scottish Highland Clans: Origins, Decline and Transformation

The Highland, Gaelic-speaking clans are a vital part of Scotland’s history. They also shape how the world imagines Scotland today. This course uses the expertise of University of Glasgow academics to explain the structure, economy...

Rout of Moy during the Jacobite ’45

On the night of 16-17 February 1746, a government force of around 1,500 from the 64th Highlanders and the Independent Highland Companies under the command of John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, attempted to...

Tummel Bridge

Tummel Bridge is situated at the western end of Loch Tummel in Perthshire and was built in 1730 to carry Lieutenant-General George Wade’s Crieff to Dalnacardoch military road across the River Tummel. General Wade in...

Recommended books on the Wars of Scottish Independence

With numerous books covering the Wars of Scottish Independence (1296-1357) here is a list of the most essential reading for those interested in the period. Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles, 1307-1323 by...

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks (pronounced 'Riven') is situated on the south side of the River Spey overlooking the small town of Kingussie in Badenoch and was constructed between 1720 and 1724 on the site of an...

The Jacobite burning of Strathearn

From 25-29 January 1716, in the midst of a bitter winter, the Jacobites burned the Strathearn villages of Auchterarder, Blackford, Dalreoch, Crieff, Dunning, and Muthill after driving out the inhabitants in an attempt to...

Recommended books on the Jacobites

There are many books covering the Jacobite period and this list shares the most essential reading for those interested in the period from the Revolution of 1688 to the battle of Culloden and beyond. Fight...

Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland’s Records

Explore Scottish history and learn more about using historical sources Palaeography is the study of ancient handwriting and a vital skill in the historian’s toolkit. It is essential when conducting research on early modern Scotland...