Sculpture by Leonie Gibbs of a Pict queen (1999) at Tarbat Old Church, Portmahomack.

A vivid account of groundbreaking archaeological excavations at a Scottish site of crucial importance to the North Sea world.

Caerlaverock Castle

The castles of Scotland are tangible evidence of the country’s evolution from violent feudalism towards a more settled and centralised nation state. David C. Weinczok explores a land of hill forts, towerhouses and châteaux. 

Few events have been as romanticised and misunderstood as the Jacobite Rebellion. And, as Jacqueline Riding explains, politics has brought its myths to the fore once again.

Stewart steward: Robert II in a 16th-century engraving

The first monarch of the House of Stewart was born on March 2nd, 1316.

Roger Hudson describes how the ‘stiffest bridge in the world’ took shape following a railway disaster in 1897.

Highland fling: the Earl of Mar with the Stuart standard, 20th-century illustration.

The Stuart banner was raised on 6 September 1715.

The interior of the library at the Glasgow School of Art before the fire.

Behind the beautiful work of the ‘Father of Glasgow’ lay a deep and lasting love.

King and Queen of Scots: Darnley and Mary, Scottish school, c.1565.

Henry Stewart wed Mary on July 29th 1565.

Boar's head funeral effigy in the Argyll Mausoleum. (Ian Bradley)

No Scottish clan is as controversial as the Campbells. Yet, says Ian Bradley, the opening of its Argyll Mausoleum offers a chance to re-assess a contentious past.

During the French Revolution, writes Tresham Lever, some political trials took place in Edinburgh for which Lord Braxfield has been intemperately denounced.