J.W. Blake describes how, during the colonial period, just over half a million emigrants—English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish—are calculated to have left Europe for a new home in America. Often they reached their goal only at the cost of hideous suffering.
By the Act of Union, the Scots lost their Parliament but gained the freedom of the British Empire.
R.J. Adam presents a study of the hostile legends, immortalized in Shakespeare’s tragic drama, that have gathered around the figure of Macbeth.
John McEwen describes the events of September 9th, 1513, as Scotland lost her King and suffered appalling losses during a disastrous battle that “remains in large measure a mystery.”
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.