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On this day in Scottish History

The loss of HMS Dasher

On the 27th March 1943, Royal Navy Avenger-class escort carrier, HMS Dasher (D37), suffered a major internal explosion and sank midway between Arran and Ardrossan, on the Clyde. The Avenger-class escort carriers were converted American...

Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots

On 25th March 1306 (New Years Day), Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots at Scone near Perth. "At the beginning of AD 1306, the aforesaid Robert de Bruce, on the day of the...

King’s Own Scottish Borderers Regiment is raised

On 18th March 1689, the King's Own Scottish Borderers were raised in Edinburgh by David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven. The regiment was raised to defend Edinburgh against the Jacobite supporters of the deposed...

The death of Saint Kessog

On 10th March 520, Saint Kessog (born c.460 Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland), an Irish missionary and the original patron saint of Scotland, is killed at Bandry, on the western shore of Loch Lomond. His headquarters...

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is founded

On 7th March 1744, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is founded in Leith. They petitioned the Edinburgh Council to provide a silver club for competition winners. The first winner of the cup was...

The signing of the National Covenant

On 28th February 1638, the National Covenant is signed in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. It rejected the attempt by King Charles I and William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, to bring the separate churches of England and Scotland...

Battle of Ancrum Moor

On the 27th February 1545 at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, just north of Jedburgh, a Scottish army under the command of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, wins a decisive victory over a...