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On this day in Scottish History

Orkney and Shetland are formally annexed to Scotland

On 20th February 1472, Orkney and Shetland officially became part of Scotland. The islands were offered up as security for the dowry of Princess...

The Execution of James Renwick

On 17th February 1688, Presbyterian minister James Renwick was hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. He would be the last Covenanter to be publicly executed.James Renwick...

The Rout of Moy

On 16th February 1746, a Government force of around 1,500, many of them from the 64th Highlanders and the Independent Highland Companies, under the...

The Massacre of Glencoe

In the early hours of the 13th February 1692, Scottish Government soldiers under the command of Robert Campbell of Glenlyon carry out the Massacre...

The death of the Red Comyn in Greyfriars Church

On the 10th February 1306, John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, known as the Red Comyn, a leading claimant to the vacant Scottish throne, is...
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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...