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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 10:03
A new archaeological dig on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's western Hebrides has revealed a fortified settlement located on a sea stack. The fort includes a lookout tower with a defensive wall.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-02 17:41
A 3-D laser scan of Scotland's 5,000-year-old Callanish Stones shows advanced stone-working skills and a great understanding of astronomy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-01 19:11
Archaeologists for UNESCO World Heritage are worried that tourist activity at Scotland's Hadrian's Wall has damaged parts of the structure and recommend the restricting of some sections from the public.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-24 21:24
Recent excavations of Soutra Hospital in Scotland show that the medieval Augustine monks had knowledge of anaesthetics and disinfectants as well as surgical instruments.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-11 09:47
A new study of the Battle of Culloden shows that the Highlanders were closer to winning than previously thought. New excavations of the 1745 battlefield show that Jacobite fighters nearly broke the English lines.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-03 08:42
Arnbjorn has posted photos from the Highland Games from the Thatsa Mare X event held in June 2005 in the Shire of Mare Amethystinum (Kingdom of Northshield).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-30 16:33
Hadrian's Wall is scheduled to be the first historic site in a trans-national Heritage Site Network known as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-12 18:35
Drumin Castle, the 14th century home of the notorious "Wolf of Badenoch," is set to re-open to the public after extensive restoration. The fortress is located on the Glenlivet Estate in Moray, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-26 17:26
Kirkliston, site of the famous Kirkliston Distillery, was also the location of the camp of Edward I on the eve of the Battle of Falkirk. A new archaeological excavation there may stall plans to build a housing development.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-17 16:29
Ordnance Survey of Southampton, England, is set to release a new historical map of ancient Britain, complete with place names, roads and landmarks.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-06-16 17:15
A team of archaeologists working on a Teesside site on Hartlepool's Headland hope to find a medieval town. Previous digs have undercovered traces of buildings dating to the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-12 12:39
New research on medieval cesspits shows that the diet of 15th century Scots was healthier than that of their modern counterparts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-03 21:59
"The Portrait of a Youth," a painting attributed to Botticelli and owned by Scotland's National Galleries, may be a fake.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 18:18
A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 08:51
Did the Vikings drive natives from the isles? New evidence suggests that Viking settlers to Scotland's islands may have waged a genocidal campaign against the native people.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 12:04
A 13th century document discussing a land dispute in Scotland, which was taken to England by Edward I in 1296, has been returned to Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 16:01
David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-20 08:29
Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-05-11 17:20
Approximately 200 skeletons have been found near Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-10 18:07
Archaeologists are exicted about the recent find of 200 medieval skeletons on a farm near North Berwick, Scotland, and wonder if the graves might be linked to St Baldred, who founded a monastery nearby.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-05-04 17:02
New evidence reveals that Viking housewives may not have been desperate at all, but may have traveled to new settlements with their husbands.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-01 12:03
Developers are eyeing the land adjacent to Scotland's Culloden battlefield with dreams of housing projects which would, according to some, "destroy the sense of place."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-26 23:20
The Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival is looking for applicants for scholarships in Scottish Studies, especially in the fields of music, dancing or literature.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 12:55
Residents of Scotland's Northeast, known as the Grampian, are up in arms over claims that the famous Roman battle of Mons Graupius did not actually take place in the region.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-17 17:19
In a project sure to make any librarian twitch, the city fathers of Glasgow, Scotland have authorized the cataloging of 1,000,000 of the city's art and archaeological treasures.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 06:53
A double-handed sword used by Scottish hero William Wallace left Scotland for New York, where it was the centerpiece of an exhibit at New York's Grand Central Station.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-03-31 17:20
Scottish nationalists are demanding the "repatriation" of the 12th century Lewis chessmen now held by the British Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 17:22
Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-13 15:26
A new campaign to have Scotland's Antonine Wall declared a World Heritage Site is being spearheaded by the country's schoolchildren. The campaign includes an educational pack that teaches about the country's Roman history.