Scotland The Brave

Is there such a thing as a distinct Scottish Identity? Does it have Medieval roots? Which role did it play in the referendum?

During the Scottish referendum only partial and very discrete hints were made to the distinct Scottish identity. Why was that?…

Monymusk Reliquary

Early Medieval Scotland

The history of Early Medieval Scotland is no longer just a history of the distinctive tribes: Celts, Picts or Anglo-Normans…

Matthew Paris map of Scotland

Misty Scotland

When did Scotland merge from the mists of pre-history? How did the people North of the Firth of Forth begin to think of themselves as Scots?…

Bannockburn 2014

The Battle of Bannockburn

The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 was the most significant Scottish Victory in the War of Scottish Independence and by many hailed as the culmination in the forging of an independent Scottish Nation…

Alex Salmond and William Wallace © SNP

Braveheart

In the film Mel Gibson’s Braveheart famously shouted freedom, while being racked to death in the front of the Tower of London…

Glencoe in the Mist

Glencoe

Scotland is filled with magnificent views of misty landscapes. Sometimes called the last wilderness of Europe. Nowhere is this more pertinent than in Glencoe…

Highland Folke Museum Tacksmans place

Scottish Clans

The Gaelic word clan literally translates as children, offspring or descendants. But highland clanship not only denotes extended families with a common ancestor; it also evokes a sense of belonging to a special place: the land of the clan…

Unveiling the official tartan for Ryder Cup 2014

Names, Sprigs, Feathers, Tartans and Kilts

Names starting with Mac, sprigs and feathers sported in the bonnets as well as kilts and tartans are all part of the Scottish brand. But what is the story behind?…

Cover of: oxford Companion to Scottish History

‘The Oxford Companion to Scottish History’ is simply one of the best introductions to the History of Scotland…

Scotland: A History - Cover

‘Scotland: A History’ is the most recent publication seeking to cover the history of Scotland during the last 2000 years…

Domination and Lordship: Scotland, 1070-1230. Cover

‘The New Edinburgh History of Scotland’ is planned to comprise ten textbooks exploring the development of Scotland from earliest times to the present…

Power and Propaganda: Scotland 1306-1488. Cover

‘New History of Scotland’ is the flagship series for Edinburgh University Press…

 

Cover - Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain from the Picts to Alexander III

‘Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain’ raises the question when the Scots first thought of Scotland as an independent kingdom…

 

Cover New Perspectives on medieval Scotland

‘New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland 1093 – 1286′ offers new perspectives on the role of literacy and the growing institutions of Medieval Scotland…

 

Everyday life in medieval scotland. Cover

‘A History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland 1000 – 1600′ presents different aspects of the ordinary daily life and the experiences and beliefs of the Scottish people

 

Early Medieval Scotland book cover

‘Early Medieval Scotland: Individuals, Communities and Ideas’ tells us the stories behind some the national treasures of Early Medieval Scotland…