Kate Buchanan is joined by Linsey Hunter to discuss Linsey’s journey to studying medieval Scottish history her work on charters and some recent research focusing on the Mearns.
In the first episode of Scotichronicast, Kate Buchanan is joined by Lucy Dean to discuss Lucy’s journey to studying medieval Scottish history and her current work on masculinity in the medieval Scottish court.
Dating back to the 16th century, Fernie Castle is now used as a hotel and wedding venue. It also has a luxury treehouse.
What can we learn about art and architecture in medieval Scotland? On this episode of Scotichronicast, Kate Buchanan is joined by Lizzie Swarbrick to discuss Lizzie’s journey to studying Rosslyn Chapel and other Scottish churches.
Heritage sites, including medieval castles and landmarks, across Scotland will now be reopening, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
New research into the original timber used to build the bell tower of St Giles’ has uncovered previously unknown details about the construction of Edinburgh’s iconic kirk as it approaches its 900th anniversary.
A spectacular hillfort overlooking a tiny Aberdeenshire village has been revealed as one of the largest ancient settlements ever discovered in Scotland.
Historians have long believed that the 13th century Scottish general William Wallace had a hidden fort during his battles with the English. Now, an archaeological survey by Forestry and Land Scotland believes they may have found it.
Edward developed a grand strategy for his war against France: use highly disciplined, compact forces to penetrate deep into French territory in chevauchées for the purpose, not of occupying territory, but of wreaking extensive economic, social, and psychological havoc on the French, with the ultimate goal of fatally undermining France’s war effort.
Historic Environment Scotland has announced a £300,000 investment at Arbroath Abbey visitor’s centre, as part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, a document outlining Scotland’s independence in the fourteenth century.
This article aims to challenge this dominant historiographical view of the military history of this period of conflict, with particular focus given to the Second Scottish War of Independence (1332–1357).
The ruins of a Scottish castle dating back to the 16th century can be yours for just £130,000.
Creating Scotland: Assembling a Medieval Kingdom Lecture by Hamish Torrie, Adrian Maldonado and Heather Pulliam Given at the National Museum Scotland, on October…
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by the National Trust for Scotland to preserve and bring to life one of the oldest surviving documents within the conservation charity’s collection – a letter at Brodie Castle in Moray, written in 1312 by King of Scots, Robert the Bruce.
This thesis investigates the nature of identity in 8th to 13th century Scotland, by incorporating both burial context and osteological information.
The Tarbat Medieval Burials Project has been launched in northern Scotland, which will examine a set of burials from the 15th century.
Five new books that look at England, Scotland and Wales in the Early Middle Ages
The Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297, was the first major victory of the Scottish Wars of Independence. Did high tides help to defeat the English?
The DNA of Scottish people still contains signs of the country’s ancient kingdoms, with many apparently living in the same areas as their ancestors did more than a millennium ago, a study shows.
Scottish archaeologist working in the town of Paisley have found the answers to a centuries-old mystery about the location of a medieval tunnel.
Fans of all things Norse in Scotland will have the chance to take in performances and family-friendly activities this weekend when Dumbarton Castle hosts the Rock of Ages festival.
The lost medieval home of the Lords of the Isles has been reconstructed virtually by experts at the University of St Andrews.
Rather than the grizzly purveyors of random violence, hands soaked with the blood of those who opposed them, contemporary Scottish monarchs were rather different. In fact, they were more like their European contemporaries than has been recognized.
A 3D reconstruction of the tomb of Robert the Bruce is to go on display at Dunfermline Abbey Church in Scotland.