Edinburgh Castle will transform into a ‘Kingdom of Colours’ in November and December as the Scottish capital’s most iconic landmark is illuminated with state-of-the-art projections to highlight stories from Scotland’s history.
One of the powerful men in late fourteenth and early fifteenth-century Scotland was Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. While he served as regent to three Scottish kings, he seemingly wanted even more power. In this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate Buchanan is joined by Dr. Shayna Devlin as they talk about Robert and his family.
If you are looking to watch exhilarating horsemanship and courageous knights face each other in the field, go to Caerlaverock Castle on the last weekend of July for ‘Spectacular Jousting’.
On this episode of Scotichronicast, Dr. Kate Buchanan is joined by Dr. Russell Ó Ríagáin to discuss his work on early manuscripts and the shared history between Ireland and Scotland surrounding Dal Riata.
Edinburgh Castle has unveiled its newly installed solar panels, part of Historic Environment Scotland’s efforts to reduce energy use across the historic properties in its care.
The National Library of Scotland has digitised a collection of more than 240 precious manuscripts, many with Scottish origins ranging from the 9th to the 16th century. The collection also includes volumes produced in England, France, Italy and northwest Europe, as well as Greece and Iceland.
In this episode Dr. Kate Buchanan and Dr. Katy Jack talk about books 11-16 in Walter Bower’s Scotichronicon.
In 1976, the remains of 14 individuals were discovered in the latrine of a Roman bathhouse in Cramond, Scotland. Dubbed the ‘bodies in the bog’, they were considered a mystery. Now, new research has revealed details about who these people were and where they came from.
In this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate talks with Matthew Hammond to discuss his work on names and places in Medieval Scotland, including how the surname prefix of Mac originated.
In this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate talks with Scott Dempsey about the Great Cause – who should rule Scotland in the late 13th and 14th centuries, including Papal involvement and the Declaration of Arbroath.
Dr Adrian Maldonado from National Museums Scotland talks about how a recent reassessment of artefacts in the National Museums Collection is transforming our ideas about the early medieval period in Argyll.
This is the second part of Scotichronicast’s book club series. In this episode, Kate Buchanan and Joanna Richardson talk about books 6-10 in Walter Bower’s Scotichronicon.
A rare rock crystal jar found wrapped in textiles as part of the Galloway Hoard, which dates back to around the year 900, has been conserved, revealing a Latin inscription written in gold. The inscription says the jar was made for a bishop named Hyguald.
Kate Buchanan is joined by Iain MacInnes to discuss the ‘second’ of the Scottish Wars of Independence and how it was a civil war as well as a war with England.
In this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate Buchanan is joined by Jenny McHugh to discuss the ‘second’ of the Scottish Wars of Independence and the involvement of clergy.
Part 2 of Kate Buchanan’s discussion with Coralie Mills on her work in dendrochronology and how it is applied to the study of medieval Scotland.
Scottish police are investigating the theft of stones from Yester Castle.
Kate Buchanan is joined by Richard Millar to discuss Richard’s research on Scone Abbey and their cartularies that have survived.
The second part of Kate Buchanan’s discussion with Lucy Dean on material culture and ritual objects in coronation ceremonies in medieval Scotland.
On this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate Buchanan is joined by Lucy Dean to discuss Lucy’s research on material culture and ritual objects in coronation ceremonies in medieval Scotland.
Historic Environment Scotland has opened a new exhibition that re-tells the story of The Declaration of Arbroath, one of the most iconic documents in Scotland’s history.
This is the first of the Scotichronicast’s book club series. In this episode, Dr. Kate Buchanan and Dr. Marian Toledo talk about the first 5 books in Walter Bower’s Scotichronicon.
As part of new efforts to attract visitors, Historic Environment Scotland has launched Castlefest, which will combine live performance events at historic sites along with online and virtual elements.
Part two of Kate Buchanan’s conversation with Bryony Coombs. In this episode, they focus on medieval inventories and the history behind the Auld Alliance.