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.
Eric Linklater finds that among medieval champions of Scottish independence was an ancestor of Elizabeth II, the heroic Robert the Bruce.
The site of her oldest university and the home of one of her earliest missionary Saints, St. Andrews holds a special position in the history of Scotland, as Russell Kirk here explains.