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The Capitulation of Irvine

On 7 July 1297, following a stand-off between Scottish and English forces at Irvine, and with in-fighting amongst the Scottish leadership, the Scottish nobles,...

Treaty of Perth is signed

On 2 July 1266, the Treaty of Perth is signed between Magnus VI of Norway and Alexander III of Scotland, ending the Scottish-Norwegian War...

Battle of Drumclog

On June 1 1679, Scottish government dragoons commanded by John Graham of Claverhouse are defeated by an armed contingent of Covenanters led by Robert...

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 led by...

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 derelict Eilean...

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 Red' Comyn,...
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The Battle of Dunkeld

Following their victory at the battle of Killiecrankie on 27 July 1689, the Jacobites under the command of Major-General Alexander Cannon attack a Scottish government...

Rebellious Scots to Crush

When Charles Edward Stuart launched the last, and perhaps most famous, of the Jacobite Risings in the late summer of 1745, the British Army...