Wednesday, April 24, 2019

On this day in Scottish History

Notable – and not so notable – events that happened on this day in Scottish History

orkney and shetland

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...
James Renwick

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....
rout of moy

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,...
massacre of glencoe

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...
red comyn

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...
George Hamilton

The birth of George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney

On the 9th February 1666, George Hamilton was born at Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire. George was the fifth son of William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke...
battle of falkirk muir

Battle of Falkirk Muir

On 17th January 1746, the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart clashed with Government forces commanded by Lieutenant-General Henry Hawley at the Battle...
treaty of union

The Treaty of Union is approved by the Scottish Parliament

On 16th January 1707, the Scottish Parliament ratified the Treaty of Union. The 'Union with England Act' which approved the Treaty of...
charles edward stuart

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...
elizabeth de burgh

The death of Elizabeth de Burgh

On the 27th October 1327, Elizabeth de Burgh died at Cullen Castle, Banffshire. Elizabeth was the second wife of Robert the Bruce...