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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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