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On this day in Scottish History

Notable – and not so notable – events that happened on this day in Scottish History

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, Earl of...
Elizabeth de Burgh

The death of Elizabeth de Burgh

On the 27th October 1327, Elizabeth de Burgh died at Cullen Castle, Banffshire. Elizabeth was the second wife of Robert the Bruce and was...
Battle of Neville's Cross

Battle of Neville’s Cross

On 17th October 1346, at the Battle of Neville's Cross, Durham, England, David II of Scotland is defeated and captured by English forces commanded by Lord Ralph...
James II of Scotland

The birth of James II of Scotland

On the 16th October 1430, the future King James II of Scotland was born at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh. He was the son of James I...
Treaty of Berwick

The Treaty of Berwick is signed

On 3rd October 1357, the Treaty of Berwick was signed at Berwick-upon-Tweed. It ended the Second War of Scottish Independence (1332-1357) and saw the release...
Battle of Largs

Battle of Largs

On 2nd October 1263, the Battle of Largs was fought between a Scottish army commanded by Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland, and a Norse-Hebridean...
Battle of Dunbar 1650

Battle of Dunbar 1650

On the 3rd September 1650, English Parliamentarians commanded by Oliver Cromwell decisively defeat a Scottish Covenanter army led by David Leslie, Lord Newark, at...
Battle of the Standard

Battle of the Standard

On the 22nd August 1138, the Battle of the Standard (also known as the Battle of Northallerton) was fought between a Scottish army under...
The Battle of Dunkeld

Battle of Dunkeld

On 21st August 1689, in the Battle of Dunkeld, 5000 Jacobites under the command of Colonel Alexander Cannon attack a Scottish Government force of 800...
Robert III of Scotland

The birth of King Robert III of Scotland

On 14 August 1337, the future King Robert III of Scotland was born at Scone Palace, outside Perth. Robert III was christened John, but in...