The witchcraze that occurred during the 16th and 17th centuries is often forgotten due to its short-lived existence and strange foundations. However, those willing to dig a little deeper uncover a world of old magic; a time steeped in doubt, … Continue reading King James VI and the Scottish Witchcraze
Happy Easter! If you can still move after consuming your body weight in chocolate, then there’s plenty of Scottish history to whet your intellectual appetite. As always, if we have missed anything, or you have something you’d like us to … Continue reading Weekly Digest 19 April
Many of us have by now watched the new Netflix release, Outlaw King. And many on social media have had questions about the film, the period and … Continue reading Dr Iain MacInnes: Outlaw King, Fact or Fiction?
I have travelled around Scotland over the last year speaking about the Scottish suffragists and suffragettes. These women endured a great deal in their quest for … Continue reading Sarah Pedersen: Rise Up Quines!
As a writer of contemporary fiction, I had never contemplated a historical novel until I read the story of D.O. Hill and Robert Adamson, and saw … Continue reading Ali Bacon: How early photographs provided the inspiration for a novel
Writing about politics and writing about history are a Gordian Knot that few journalists are ever happy with. Academics are afforded the luxury of study and … Continue reading Alastair Stewart: Historical Amnesia and the Myth of Westminster Control
Thanks to the efforts of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and various project partners, a significant 1.8 metre high Viking Age runestone will soon be … Continue reading Andrea Kaszewski: Runestone Ramblings
An online career quiz I took at age twelve informed me that according to my aptitudes, likes and dislikes, . This was confusing, not only as … Continue reading Sally Pentecost: The Making of Her Medieval Scotland
My journey into Scottish history began in Australia. Scotland is, historically, an emigration nation, while Australia is an immigration nation. Although I tend to describe myself … Continue reading Dr Ben Wilkie: An Antipodean View
Why do we hold our tongues, That most may claim this argument for ours? -Malcolm Canmore, in Macbeth Act 2, Scene III. The discovery of … Continue reading Marian Toledo Candelaria: Malcolm III Canmore in Medieval Scottish Historical Sources