Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-15 13:09
Archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones looks at Scotland's 2,000-year-old stone towers known as brochs, which were built by master builders for the purpose of defense.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-10 12:42
A Welsh burial mound from the Bronze Age reveals links to northern Scotland. Clues show that burial customs were similar to those in the Orkneys and Perthshire in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-09 00:30
Radar technology will be used to aid archaeological work on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Researchers hope to discover such historical buildings as Edinburgh's Tollbooth and Tyne Gaol.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-03 19:29
The Interactive Tartan Weaver, located in Conrie, Perthshire, Scotland, has a website which allows visitors to design and produce images of their own tartans.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-02-28 15:27
Several castles in Scotland were either built from new — Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire — or substantially rebuilt and extended — Roxburgh, in the Scottish Borders — by the English during the Wars of Independence of the 14th century. But there is one famous English castle that can claim to be Scottish.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-02-26 21:42
A Scottish household dedicated to the pursuit of a traditional Scotland through the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-14 20:46
Researchers from around the world are teaming up to explore what lies beneath Aberdeen, Scotland's famous Mither Kirk. In a six-month excavation undertaken to shore up the church's foundations, they hope to learn more about its medieval history.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-14 17:07
Bagpipe enthusiasts in the Atlanta, Georgia area will want to mark their calendars in anticipation of a concert by the Atlanta Pipe Band "a leading show and competition band in the south," according to their website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-11 12:58
The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-17 17:00
The execution of Scottish hero William Wallace appears to have been the opening act for a medieval carnival in August of 1305.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-15 18:31
Edinburgh's revered Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole golf course, may actually be the grave site of vicitims of the city's Black Plague from the 15th and 17th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-02 09:08
Nathan Warmack, who wore a traditional kilt to a high school dance, has asked for dress codes to be changed after he was forced to change his clothes by a school official.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-12-31 18:21
How many times have you wondered about the origin of the song "Auld Lang Syne?" Just in time for New Year's Day, Dover Publications offers a brief history, and the words to all five verses.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-27 08:02
The plans for a UK£180 million redevelopment, including offices, modern apartments and a five-star hotel, of the Canongate, an area dating back to 1128, mark a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of this part of the Royal Mile.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 08:45
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an Iron Age warrior near Dunbar, Scotland. The grave is only the third such ever found in the country.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 16:30
A British lottery fund has donated approximately $100,000 to the Aberdeenshire Council to help maintain the 10th century Rattray Chapel.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-10 11:43
Stirling Castle in Scotland has created a virtual tour of the facility in its lobby in order to offer visitors with physical limitations the opportunity to see the entire site.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-12-08 09:04
They're at it again! The annual Haggis Hunt is on with prizes for those who can snare the Golden Haggis.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-30 17:08
Bridgette Kelly MacLean, from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, relates a story about two weavers, a forgotten book and the importance of documentation for the future.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 12:08
The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-05 18:19
The remnants of a building dating to 1150 and a garden wall have been discovered on the grounds of the Norton House Hotel, near Ingliston, Scotland. Archaeologists feel that the find has "national significance."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-05 14:08
Judy Vickers of the Scotsman looks at the Roman legacy in Scotland and how they influenced life north of Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 15:15
Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-30 17:59
Archeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who lives in Orkney, looks at the ancient village of Skara Brae, the neolithic settlement on Scotland's windy northern isles.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 15:28
What did the Romans do for Scotland? Allan Burnett looks at the Roman legacy in the country from the Battle of Mons Graupius to the 3rd century, including an observation that the idea for the kilt may have come from the Roman toga.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 13:03
The 2002 fire which devasted part of Edinburgh's Cowgate district opened up a treasure trove for archaeologists with the discovery of hundreds of 15th century artefacts, making the site on a par with medieval sites in London and York.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 09:57
An herbal remedy used by 12th century Scottish monks may be resurrected as a modern appetite suppressant.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-24 08:55
Los Angeles Times staff reporter Charles Perry reviews Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History by Charles MacLean, a new book tracing the drink's history from medieval times to the present.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 11:19
A group of William Wallace enthusiasts have set out to save and preserve the site where the Scottish hero was betrayed. The site, near Glasgow, has become a dumping ground and popular haunt of drug users.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 16:30
In an article for The Scotsman, Jim Gilchrist looks at the real man behind the Victorian - and Mel Gibson's - version of William Wallace.