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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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  • 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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  • St Margaret

    St Margaret

    Margaret was born in 1046 and was a member of an ancient English royal family. She was a direct descendant of King Alfred and was the granddaughter of King Edmund Ironside of England through his son Edward.

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  • The Battle of Flodden

    The Battle of Flodden

    In September 1513, the largest battle between England and Scotland took place. The battle took place just outside the village of Branxton, but prior to the battle the Scots were based at Flodden Edge, which is how it became known as the Battle of Flodden.

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  • Flora Macdonald

    Flora Macdonald

    One of the most romantic characters in Scottish history, Flora Macdonald is famous for her part in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie over the sea to Skye:

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