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19 May

19 May 1746: Captain John Fergusson of the Furnace and Captain Robert Duff of the Terror anchored in Loch nan Uamh and put ashore 120 sailors and Argyllshire militia to burn the house of...

18 May

18 May 1689: At Dalcomera, where the River Spean meets the River Lochy in Lochaber, James VII and II's highland army mustered under the command of John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee. It marked...

17 May

17 May 1654: While campaigning in Perthshire during the Earl of Glencairn's Rising, General George Monck issued orders from Cardross House ordering woodland near Aberfoyle to be cut down as it was giving "great...

16 May

16 May 1689: In the first military engagement of the Jacobite Rising of 1689, Scottish government forces attacked around 300 Jacobites on Loup Hill at the western end of West Loch Tarbert in northern...

15 May

15 May 1567: Mary Queen of Scots married her third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell. 15 May 1689: Captain William Young's 500-strong Scottish government force boarded hired boats at Largs and sailed across to...

14 May

14 May 1689: The Earl of Angus's Regiment of Foot (the Cameronians) was mustered at Douglas, Lanarkshire. It was commanded in the field by Lieutenant-Colonel William Cleland and was the largest regiment raised in...

13 May

13 May 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots was defeated in her attempt to regain the throne from her son James VI and his supporters at the Battle of Langside, outside Glasgow. Mary's army, led...

12 May

12 May 563: Columba and twelve companions land on the island of Iona, where they would establish a monastery. The island of Iona is said to have been granted to Columba by King Conall...