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On this day in Scottish History

Charles I surrenders himself to the Scots

On 5 May 1646, King Charles I surrenders himself to General David Leslie, commander of the Scottish Covenanter army besieging Newark-on-Trent. They would hold him in Newcastle until he was handed over to the...

Loch Ness Monster sighting

2 May 1933: The first reported modern-day sighting of the Loch Ness Monster appeared in The Inverness Courier. A local couple spotted a creature "rolling and plunging for fully a minute, its body resembling...

The birth of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding

24 April 1882: The birth in Moffat of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, best remembered as commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain and for the "Dowding system" - the first...

Siege of Stirling Castle 1304

On 22 April 1304, Edward I of England begins the siege of the strategically important Stirling Castle, held by Sir William Oliphant and 30 men. The siege ended on 24 July after 3 months...

The birth of Charles Edward Stuart

On 31st December 1720, Charles Edward Stuart was born in the Palazzo Muti, Papal States, Rome. Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart and his wife Maria Clementina Sobieska. Known to history as "Bonnie Prince...

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, including Robert the Bruce, submit to Henry de Percy. The...