Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
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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 Bannockburn

Battle of Bannockburn: Day Two

At dawn on the 24th June 1314, on the second day of the battle of Bannockburn, the engagement opened with an initial...
Battle of Bannockburn

Battle of Bannockburn: Day One

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

Battle of Glenshiel

On 10 June 1719, Jacobite and Spanish forces are defeated by government troops commanded by Major-General Joseph Wightman, at the battle of...
murder of James Sharp

The murder of James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews

On the 3rd May 1679, a group of Covenanters led by John Balfour of Kinloch murder James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews...
battle of carbisdale

Battle of Carbisdale

On 27th April 1650, a Royalist force commanded by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, was heavily defeated by a Scottish Covenanter army...
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...