Explore scotland's fascinating history, from ancient standing stones to castles & battlefields plus discover the lives of scotland's historical figures. The picts were an amalgam of tribes who lived in the eastern and north eastern regions of scotland during the ancient and early medieval period learn more. Clan & family histories complex or simple, you'll find the answer here and our team loves to help, so contact us search the information centre a name which was very important in early scottish history when king malcolm ii of scotland removed the macbeth line. Scottish culture and history a very brief history of scotland scotland is a beautiful land but a hard task master her mountains and moor lands, broad. A six volume account of the history of the scottish highlands, their clans and social life. Landmark documentary series presented by neil oliver the last of the free - at the dawn of the first millennia, there was no scotland or england. Scotland's history, legends, wildlife and hunting not just a web site about scotland, it's the old ways and ways of life of the scottish people. Scotland: scotland, most northerly of the four parts of the united kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of great britain the name scotland derives from the latin scotia, land of the scots, a celtic people from ireland who settled on the west coast of great britain about the 5th century ad.
Subscribe sign up with your email address to receive news and updates about the church of scotland. Visit this site for this history of scotland timeline detailing key historical dates and events fast facts and information for students, children & kids via the history of scotland timeline the history of scotland timeline provides a record of events in the order of their occurrence. A very brief outline of the history of edinburgh with reference to the celts and romans, united scotland, medieval edinburgh, georgian, and present day with a map. History forum we now have a scottish history forum in our electric scotland community suggested reading i'm often asked what would be useful to read to get an overview of scotland and scottish history so here are my suggestions. The debate on scottish independence has been dominated by economic arguments, to its detriment, argues tim stanley. History the name eilean donan, or island of donan, is most probably called after the 6th century irish saint, bishop donan who came to scotland around 580 ad there are several churches dedicated to donan in the area and it is likely that he formed a small cell or community on the island during the [.
Chronology of scottish history to 1600 - part one (before 1600) king robert the bruce at bannockburn you will find in these chronology pages the precise dates of over 700 historical events which took place over the last 2,000 years of scottish history. The calamitous and war-torn years of 17th and 18th century scottish history can be divided into two broad movements: the religious wars and the jacobite risings.
Shetland islands: shetland islands, group of about 100 islands, fewer than 20 of them inhabited, in scotland, 130 miles (210 km) north of the scottish mainland, at the northern extremity of the united kingdom they constitute the shetland islands council area and the historic county of shetland. Every month we will feature articles relating to the history of scotland - famous people, famous battles, famous places etc these will build over the. A short history of james vi of scotland who was also james king of england, the son of mary queen of scots includes timeline and genealogy charts.
Subject classification: this is a history resource educational level: this is a non-formal education resource type classification: this resource is a course welcome to history of scotland this course is being designed to introduce the general reader to scottish history as with all wikiversity. The official gateway to scotland provides information on scottish culture and living, working, studying, visiting, and doing business in scotland. From the time of the 12th-cenury king david i onwards, towns in scotland were given 'burgh' status.
Ten thought-provoking episodes bring a fresh perspective to scotland's past and challenges many o the perceived notions of scottish history. Books on the varied and often dramatic history of scotland from ancient times to the modern day. Scotland timeline covering an arranged chronological timetable of key events within a particular historical period - by worldatlascom. The interactive scottish history site of bbc online. Presented by neil oliver, a history of scotland is a television series first broadcast in november 2008 on bbc one scotland and later shown uk-wide on bbc two during january 2009 the second series began on bbc one scotland in early november 2009, with transmission at a later point on network bbc twoin australia, series one aired on sbs one. Scotland is a country which, today, comprises the northern part of great britain and includes the islands known as the hebrides and the orkneys the.