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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 culloden

Battle of Culloden

On the 16th April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart's Jacobite army was decisively defeated by the Duke of Cumberland's Government army at the...
jacobite 1719

Jacobite expeditionary force lands in Kintail

On the 13th April 1719, two Spanish frigates carrying a Jacobite expeditionary force anchored in Loch Alsh. The troops disembarked near the...
HMS Dasher

The loss of HMS Dasher

On the 27th March 1943, Royal Navy Avenger-class escort carrier, HMS Dasher (D37), suffered a major internal explosion and sank midway between...
robert the bruce crowned

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,...
king's own scottish borderers

King’s Own Scottish Borderers Regiment is raised

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

The death of Saint Kessog

On 10th March 520, Saint Kessog (born c.460 Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland), an Irish missionary and the original patron saint of Scotland, is...
Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

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...
National Covenant

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...
battle of ancrum moor

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...
battle of roslin

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...