Friday, 23 October, 2020

On this day in Scottish History

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

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 of Glencoe on their MacDonald hosts.

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 killed by his arch-rival Robert the Bruce and...

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 of Hamilton and his wife Anne Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton....

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 Union is passed by a majority of 110 votes to...