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- Act against the
Parliament, in 1746 and 1747, passed various Acts, by which it was ordained that
the Highlanders should be disarmed, their peculiar dress laid aside, and the heritable
jurisdictions and wardholding abolished.
- The Act
of Proscription 1747
An act for the more effectual disarming
the highlands in Scotland; and for the more effectual securing the peace
of the said highlands; and for restraining the use of the highland dress;
and for further indemnifying such persons as have acted in the defence of
His Majesty's person and government, during the unnatural rebellion; and
for indemnifying the judges and other officers of the court of judiciary
in Scotland, for not performing the northern circuit in May, one thousand
seven hundred and forty six; and for obliging the masters and teachers of
private schools in Scotland, and chaplains, tutors and governors of
children or youth, to take the oaths to his Majesty, his heirs and
successors, and to register the same.
- Significant dates in
A time line of significant dates in Scottish history.
- Interesting dates
Scottish dates - special events, birthdays and deaths.
Independent Newspaper's "Dates in History"
This is updated each week with three new dates per week.
This Month in Scottish History
Each month brings you interesting accounts of people, places and events in
- Declaration of Arbroath
The Declaration of Arbroath was and has been unequalled in its eloquent plea for
the liberty of man. From the darkness of medieval minds it shone a torch upon future
struggles which its signatories could not have foreseen or understood.
of Falkirk and its Villages
Where we tell you all about Falkirk, Grangemouth, Camelon, Larbert,
Stenhousemuir and Polmont.
Oliver Brown Award
This award is given each year to a Scot that is considered to have done
much for his country and it's strive for independence.
- The North British Hotel
The history of this famous hotel that stands in Princess Street, Edinburgh. One of
the worlds top hotels.
- Friends of Grampian
Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardinshire & Moray - four counties in Northeast
Scotland with boundaries created in Norman times based on earlier Pictish land divisions -
have the world's greatest configuration of prehistoric and early-historic stones, carved
art and clusters of ancient settlements, in an area roughly half the size of Switzerland.
A Scottish saga of the Lothians - a story for Scots
[and all those of Scottish intent] wherever they may be. The first novel of the West
Lothian shale field.
- Battle of Pinkie Cleugh
Pinkie Cleugh was the first "modern" battle on British soil--featuring
combined arms, cooperation between infantry, artillery and cavalry and, most remarkably, a
naval bombardment in support of land forces. Such an interpretation places Britain in the
mainstream of military development 100 years earlier than is generally accepted.
- Highland Pibroch
Composed by one of the MacCrummens in the midst of the Battle of Inverlochy, 1427,
wherein Donald Balloch of the Isles was victorious over the Royal Force.
- The North British Railway
Here is an account of the North British Railway written some time ago which shows
the part the railway played in Scotland.
- Greyfriars Bobby
As a testament to Bobby's devotion, the people of Edinburgh, erected a memorial to
Bobby. In most of the Encyclopedias, under famous dogs, Bobby's story can be found.
- Border Reivers
The dull thundering of hooves in the distance would send fear into the hearts of
families gathered around the fire. The firelight would reflect the fear in the eyes of
women and children as the galloping horses came closer.
- Colin Campbell of Glenure
Colin Campbell of Glenure, also known as "Red Colin", was not present at
Culloden although he held a commission in Lord Loudens regiment during the uprising. After
resigning his commission, Glenure became one of these factors, having sway over the
Cameron lands of Lochaber and Stewart lands in Appin.
- S.S. Sir
Celebrating it's 100 years of sailing on Loch Katrine.
- Willison’s Testimony
Fair and Impartial Testimony of the events that took place in the history of the Church of Scotland.
This is a large e-text book but relates happenings in the Church of
Scotland from around AD 200 onwards.
- FSA Scot
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
- The Golden Age
The reign of Alexander III, King of Scots (1249-1286)
Slavery, What the Scots already know
This story will offer evidence that
the Alba, Scots, Irish and Pics have been the longest race held in
Scots cursed the damn Yankees
How intimidation of Loyalist ex-pats led to American Revolution
The stone was erected in the wake of
Kenneth McAlpine's defeat of the Picts in 834 AD which led to the
unification of the Scottish nation.
Inverness Kirk-Session Records
Extracts from Inverness Kirk-Session
David Loch's Tour of Scotland in
In 1778, that is, 119 years ago, David Loch wrote a book entitled— A Tour
through most of the Trading Towns and Villages of Scotland; containing
Notes and Observations concerning the Trade, Manufactures, Improvements,
&c., of these Towns and Villages.
- Scots of the
A story of a Scots expedition to the Antarctic.
Historic Archives from the Scottish Parliament
This is a collection of great video archives from the Scottish Parliament.
From the SCRAN Archives
to our History Index Page