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 Bannockburn

Day one of the Battle of Bannockburn

On the 23rd June 1314: The first day of the Battle of Bannockburn near Stirling. An advance manoeuvre by the Earl of Gloucester, the Earl of...
battle of glenshiel

Battle of Glenshiel

On 10 June 1719, Jacobite and Spanish forces are defeated by Government troops (mostly Scots), commanded by Major General Wightman, at the...

Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots

On 25th March 1306 (New Years Day), Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots at Scone near Perth. "At the beginning of AD 1306,...

Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment was formed

On 18th March 1689, the King's Own Scottish Borderers are raised in Edinburgh by David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven. The regiment was raised...

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is founded

On 7th March 1744, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is founded in Leith. They petitioned the Edinburgh Council to provide a silver club...

The signing of the National Covenant

On 28th February 1638, the National Covenant is signed in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh.It rejected the attempt by King Charles I and William Laud, Archbishop of...

Battle of Ancrum Moor

On the 27th February 1545 at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, just north of Jedburgh, a Scottish army under the command of Archibald Douglas,...

Battle of Roslin

On the 24th February 1303, at the Battle of Roslin, south of Edinburgh, a Scottish force under the command of John 'the...

Orkney and Shetland are formally annexed to Scotland

On 20th February 1472, Orkney and Shetland officially became part of Scotland. The islands were offered up as security for the dowry of Princess...