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Balfour Stone at Killiecrankie

The Balfour Stone in the Pass of Killiecrankie supposedly marks the grave and the spot where Brigadier Barthold Balfour was killed while trying to rally Scottish government troops fleeing the battle of Killiecrankie on...

How a bad case of flatulence saw the Macleans gain the lands of Ardgour

In the 1430s, while residing at Ardtornish and ill with an upset stomach which caused him 'not to smell well', Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles was visited by his barons. During the meeting,...

The Execution of James Renwick

James Renwick was a Scottish Presbyterian minister who became the last of the prominent Covenanter martyrs of Scotland. He was executed on 17 February 1688 for his resistance to the religious policies of King...

Battle of Glen Fruin

The Battle of Glen Fruin was a Scottish clan battle fought on 7 February 1603 between the Clan Gregor (or MacGregor) and its allies on one side, and the Clan Colquhoun and its allies...

Roman marching camps in Scotland

Scotland is truly fortunate in the number and range of Roman marching camps already identified here, and without a shadow of doubt, many more remain to be discovered in the years to come. Marching camps...

HES COVID-19 Sector Survey Reports

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published reports of three surveys looking at what impact Covid-19 had on the historic environment, from 2020-2021. Their most recent survey looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the historic...

Volunteers sought for NLS map transcription projects

Over the next few months the National Library of Scotland (NLS) is looking for volunteers to help with a set of new collaborative projects to transcribe features and text from maps. NLS is hoping to gather all...

Online Course: The Life and Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots was born and ascended to the throne of Scotland in 1542, before being forced to abdicate in 1567. She was married three times, first to the king of France, and...