The Scots who created Modern Geology

The Geology Trail at Knockan Crag Have you ever looked around you at the rocks, the hills and the almost sculpted geological formations like Salisbury...

THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE ADMIRALTY CHART

Newhailes House And nearly discovered Australia and Antarctica Alexander Dalrymple (left) was an extraordinary fellow, even for a son of the Scottish Enlightenment. He was a...

Celebrate St Andrew’s Weekend with free tickets to top heritage attractions

Public Information Feature In an effort to persuade more people to pre-register online for this year’s St. Andrew’s celebrations, Historic Scotland is giving away...

Wartime Care in the Country

Driving out of Glasgow on the A81, heading towards Aberfoyle, there is a scattering of dilapidated and austere long white huts that sit back...
Duff House. Picture by Sobolevnrm

Dastardly deeds at Duff House

Duff House is anything but duff. A grand classical country pile that sits about an hour’s drive North of Aberdeen, the building itself is...
Dunbeath Castle. Picture: Bill Henderson

Sand castle: Five Scottish beachside keeps

Dunbeath Castle, Caithness Perched precariously on a high cliff that has been chewed by the pounding sea below, Dunbeath Castle presents a grand and lonely...

Video: Portobello wins a coveted “Resort Status Beach Award”

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that’s at the heart of the Scottish Government's vision of our enjoying a cleaner, greener, safer and fairer...

Jacobite rebellion: our newspaper’s report on the Battle of Falkirk, 1746

This website is a descendant of Scotland's first newspaper. And thanks to the Jacobite Bookshelf, we are able to reproduce the 18th century Caledonian...

Arts, crafts and good days out: five exhibitions to visit in Scotland this summer

If you fancy getting in touch with your creative side, Craft Scotland is a fantastic resource. Whether you want to find an exhibition in...
Nicholas Hilliard's portrait of James VI

The ignoble side of noble Scottish sex lives

When it comes to sex, there can be little doubt that through history, how and with whom you were doing it very much depended...