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History of Scotland


Every month we will feature articles relating to the history of Scotland - famous people, famous battles, famous places etc. These will build over the months into a full and intriguing insight into the history of this ancient land

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  • The Highland Clearances

    The Highland Clearances

    The Highland Clearances remain a controversial period in Scotland’s history. Sheep farming being more profitable than farming, thousands of people were forcibly 'cleared' from the Scottish highlands...

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  • The Scottish Enlightenment

    The Scottish Enlightenment

    The Scottish Enlightenment was the birth of an intellectual and philosophical movement in the late 18th and 19th century, Scotland's Belle Époque...

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  • North Berwick Witch Trials

    North Berwick Witch Trials

    The first major witchcraft persecution in Scotland, the North Berwick Witch Trials were famous for their brutality - and for the sheer number of people tried from such a small town...

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  • Robert 'Rabbie' Burns

    Robert 'Rabbie' Burns

    Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, his high spirits, 'kirk-defying', hard drinking and womanising!

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  • The History of Hogmanay

    The History of Hogmanay

    Only one nation in the world can celebrate the New Year or Hogmanay with such revelry and passion – the Scots! But what are the actual origins of Hogmanay, and why should a tall dark stranger be a welcome visitor after midnight?

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  • St Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland

    St Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland

    30th November is St Andrew's Day. The union flag of Great Britain is sometimes referred to as the Union Jack and is made up of three overlaid crosses. One of these crosses is the flag of the Patron Saint of Scotland, Saint Andrew...

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