Saving the ancient seaweed-eating sheep of North Ronaldsay

People & Places
Skipness Castle, which dates from the 13th century, lies on the east coast of Kintyre. Picture: Wikicommons

Meet the ‘castle hunter’ exploring Scotland’s fortresses

People & Places
Bridget Duffy, 34, of Edinburgh, appears among the mugshots on show. She was accused of theft. PIC: Edinburgh City Archives.

Coming face-to-face with the crooks of Edinburgh’s past

People & Places
The apartments at Ramsay Garden are now some of the most desirable properties in Edinburgh. Picture: Tony Hisgett / Wikimedia Commons

Ramsay Garden: From student halls to million pound property

The White Horse Bar has been serving drinkers in the Royal Mile since the 17th century

Oldest pub on the Royal Mile to become oyster bar

Lifestyle 2
Heinrich Steinmeyer died in 2013. Picture: Mark Ferguson

Villagers asked how to spend windfall left by former Nazi soldier

Historic Events
The three violins, made in commemoration of the war poets who met at the golf club in 1917, are to be played together for the first time. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

War poets honoured with violins to mark anniversary


Astonishing press photographs capture interwar era Edinburgh

News 3

Dr Martin Goldberg: Golden chance to save Viking hoard of buried treasure for the nation

Opinion 5

Did William Shakespeare visit Scotland to win over James VI?

News 2

Video: Ten historical Scottish artefacts recovered from time

BBC Scotland's coverage of the Tattoo will be beamed into 54 Canadian cinemas later this month.

Edinburgh Tattoo to stage cinema screenings for the first time

Bob Harris, British Amateur Champion and three times British Walker Cup team captain, was a Carnoustie member

Kirsty Gunn: We should promote the concept of ‘Archive’ as part of the Scottish experience

Nina Nesbitt launches #Scotword - a call to Scotland's young people to shout about what makes them proud to live in Scotland. Picture: Lesley Martin

Search begins for a single word that sums up Scottish pride

Lifestyle 25

60 years of front page news in The Scotsman

Opinion 5

‘Lost’ malts to be reborn at reopened Scottish distilleries

Heritage 3

Scotland’s tourism ‘pressure points’ to be reviewed

Heritage 8

Video: Ten historical buildings repurposed for the modern age


Wreck of first UK ship sunk in WW2 ‘discovered near Ireland’