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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 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...

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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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...