Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-03-12 18:34
In 1919, archaeologists discovered a hoard of Roman silver at Traprain Law in East Lothian, Scotland composed of piles of "hacked up" Roman silver. They believed the late Roman period treasure was brought to Scotland as loot, but a new study by Dr Fraser Hunter shows that economics may have been the cause of the destruction of the dinnerware. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-03-06 11:48
A previously unknown medieval village has been unearthed near Selkirk, Scotland. The site was found during costruction of a water main.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-01-15 10:13
In the 13th century, Scotland was divided between the Scots on the mainland and the Vikings of the western islands. The struggle that followed brought an end to Viking rule in the country. A new BBC Two program looks at The Last Battle of the Vikings.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-01-05 08:09
A tiny piece of cloak depicted in a Roman statue may be the "the first-ever depiction of tartan". The plaid appears on a bronze statue of the Emperor Caracalla with a bound Caledonian warrior wearing what appears to be tartan trews. The statue was found in the Moroccan city of Volubilis. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-31 07:58
In 2008, the Antonine Wall, which runs between the firths of the Forth and Clyde in Scotland, was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Now Historic Scotland hopes to team with citizens from the Falkirk district to promote the area as a tourist destination.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-12-26 13:24
For centuries, the 100 ft. (30.5 metre) tall David's Tower dominated the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland until it was destroyed during the Lang Siege of 1573. Long forgotten, the demolished tower was rediscovered in 1912 and feted today, 100 years later. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-22 14:41
For the first time in nearly five centuries, the people of Scotland will listen to the music of 12th-century century monks from the recently discovered fragment of a missal for Holy Week. The performance will kick off a two-year music and arts project celebrating the creativity of Scotland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-12-13 15:27
The Canton of Tear-Sea's Shore may lie in the Lowcountry, but, as winter nears, its heart turns towards the Highlands. Once again, we invite to you to “Go Gael!” and join us at the Feast of Saint Andrew on the weekend before the winter solstice. The site, the Colleton Saddle Club in Walterboro, South Carolina, opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 15 December, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-12-09 10:02
The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project has received a grant of UK£900,000 to promote community archaeology and to "encourage dialogue about this historic battle and how it has impacted communities from both sides of the Borders."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-14 18:21
Stirling Council archaeologist Murray Cook has made an unusual request of the Central Scotland Police headquarters at Randolphfield, Stirling to allow experts to search the police grounds for evidence of the location of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-09 22:36
An archaeology team in Stracathro, Scotland were working on a Roman fort when they discovered something very interesting: The possible ruins of the church where John Balliol abdicated his throne to Edward I in 1296.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-11-04 19:30
A 17-turbine wind farm could be the benefactor of a 14th century Scottish castle if a project proposal from Infinergy is successful. Lochindorb Castle, the home of Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch, is owned by Cawdor Estates, a partner in the venture. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-28 21:12
English spies in the employ of Henry VIII would never believe that their maps could lead to the re-discovery of forgotten and abandoned gardens in Scotland. Their maps, along with aerial photography, historic documents, and even poetry, were used by Marilyn Brown for her book Scotland's Lost Gardens.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-12 09:34
Conventional wisdom states that most of the Scottish population stems from Scots, Celtic, Viking and Irish ancestry, but a new DNA study shows something quite interesting. Many Scots carry genetics originating in West African, Arabian, south-east Asian and Siberia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-10-10 08:12
Stracathro Fort near Stirling, Scotland, the world’s most northerly Roman fort, may have been served by a wine bar or pub. Archaeologists woring on the Roman Gas Project discovered a settlement adjacent to the fort including "a large square room – the equivalent of a public bar – and fronted on to a paved area, akin to a modern beer garden."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-09 15:20
Scotland's Education Secretary Mike Russell has launched a database charting life in medieval Scotland between 1093 and 1314 with software designed to be used in schools. The database was created at the University of Glasgow.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-10-07 08:13
The Nigg cross-slab, an 8th century, intricately-carved Pictish stone from Easter Ross in Scotland, has been taken to Edinburgh for restoration work at a cost of UK£180,000. Upon completion of the restoration, the stone will be returned to display at Nigg Old Church. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-10-06 15:15
In 2002, a devastating fire badly damaged the World Heritage site of Cowgate in Edinburgh's Old Town, but the clouds of smoke has a silver lining with the recent discovery of street frontages and tenements dating to the 16th century beneath the fire site.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-05 16:31
Archaeologists have discovered a wealth of artifacts dating from the late Iron Age through to the end of the Viking era on the west side of the island of South Uist in Scotland. Included among the artifacts was a piece of bone marked with an ogham inscription.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-30 15:29
St Donnan, who brought Christianity to Scotland's West Highlands, was killed by Viking riaders in the early 7th century. Now archaeologists from the University of Birmingham are investing remains found at Kildonnan Graveyard to ascertain if the body is that of the saint.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-21 12:02
Don your loudest Plaid and sew up your Landschneckt (But for the love of all things proper, please don't combine the two!) and come and join us for a day of fighting, fencing, A&S and excellent food. We hope to see you Saturday October 20, 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-09-05 08:49
In 1609, King James I for England tricked nine Scottish clan chiefs into captivity on the Island of Iona, where they were held until agreeing to submit to the Statutes of Iona, designed to break Scottish allegiance to their homeland and bolster British rule. Sarah Fraser of History Today has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-09-03 12:23
"Pilgrimage is about remembering 'our journey toward heaven,'" said Cardinal Keith O'Brien who recently led a group on the ancient pilgrimage from Edinburgh to St Andrews, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-08-19 08:15
Archaeologists working at Trusty’s Hill, near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, have unearthed an early medieval Pictish fort. Artifacts at the site were protected by the collapsed ramparts of the fort.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-07-27 12:42
The island of Iona was recently the site of a gathering of international experts to study the island's carved stones and grave markers, and its unique history. The workshop was sponsored by Historic Scotland and the Iona community.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-16 10:10
Archaeologists working at Fyvie Castle, near Turriff, Scotland, expected to find a 16th century garden. Instead they discovered evidence of the castle's 13th century defenses. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-06-13 18:44
Scottish archeaologists are excited about the discovery of a bullaun or "cursing stone" linked to an early Christian cross on the Isle of Canna. The small, round stone, marked with a cross, dates to around 800 CE. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-06-11 10:16
Highly stylized rock engravings depicting soldiers, horses and figures, dating to the 4th through 9th centuries, have been identified as a written language developed by the Pict society of Scotland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-05-22 11:53
New research by experts at St Andrews University in Scotland reveals the reading habits of medieval people by determining accumulations of dirt on each page.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-04-28 10:34
Authorities have halted resurfacing work around Greyfriars Garden in St. Andrews, Scotland after the discovery of skeletons believed to be Franciscan monks from the 15th century.