Sunday, February 17, 2019

On this day in Scottish History

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Battle of Dunkeld

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

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...
battle of killiecrankie

Battle of Killiecrankie

On the 27th July 1689, Scottish Government forces under the command of General Hugh MacKay of Scourie are defeated by a Jacobite...
Battle of Bannockburn

Day two of the Battle of Bannockburn

On 24 June 1314: The second day of the Battle of Bannockburn. After spending the night camped on the area of ground known as...