Though Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, the influence of St Columba on Scottish Christianity remains profound. Ian Bradley examines the Celtic evangelist’s legacy 1,450 years after his arrival on the Hebridean island of Iona.
A book subtitled ‘Scotland and the Second World War’ raises an interesting question: did a nation of less than five million people in the north of...
S.M. Toyne investigates how, from earliest times, the migration of the herring has exercised an important influence on the history of the peoples living around the North Sea and the Baltic.
Deborah Cohen opens the archives of the Scottish Marriage Guidance Council, founded in 1946, and finds that couples in the postwar years were more than happy to air their dirty linen.
J.J. Bell describes a powerful force of raiders on the early modern Scottish Borders.
Victor Allan recounts the tale of a debonair and imperious nineteenth century fraud.
John Clive records how, during the opening years of the 19th century, Edinburgh added to its European reputation by producing one of the most famous critical magazines of the age.
Walter Elliott on how an illustrious institution has weathered countless storms.
Henry Bashford looks back at the birth of one of modern medicine's pillars.
Eric Linklater describes the odyssey of Scotland's national story in lyrical and poetic terms.