How Scotland invented Halloween

Frederick Douglass, who came to Scotland in 1846 on a speaking tour for the abolition movement. PIC Contributed.

The escaped American slave who felt an equal man in Edinburgh

News 13
The original head of the Deskford Carnyx, found in Banffshire 200 years ago. PIC Contributed

1,800-year-old “terrifying” Celtic trumpet to go on show


New records reveal names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland

People & Places

Royal Bank of Scotland’s new £5 note enters circulation

News 5

Postcard firm which captured glory era of Scottish tourism

News 2

Scots aristocrat in court over alleged threats on grouse moor

News 4

Derelict Bannockburn House step closer to community ownership

People & Places
An early Bronze Age axe head - one of three found by metal detectorist Derek McLennan. It is thought the find is around 4,000 years old. PIC Contributed.

4,000-year-old Bronze Age axe heads found in Argyll

News 1
The Old Post Office Crathie at  Ballater was built 200 years ago.

Queen Victoria’s former post office goes up for sale

Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Transport 32
The headstone of Andrew Brownlie (top right) will be among those reinstated at Sighthill Cemetery.

Headstones reinstated in Scots cemetery to recognise war dead

Historic Events
Crew of the Bella pictured in a German PoW camp after they were captured off the North East coast in 1916. They are pictured in their fishermen's jumpers and caps. From left to right as David Cargill, John Cargill, James Ritchie Jnr, skipper James Ritchie (Auld Briney), James Freeman Ritchie and William Ritchie. PIC Maggie Law Museum, Gourdon.

The six North East fishermen captured by a German U-Boat

News 9
Sir Walter Scott. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On this day in 1832 - Scots novelist Sir Walter Scott dies


House that inspired Kidnapped novel goes on sale


No return to Scotland for 1650 Battle of Dunbar prisoners

News 13
National Museums Scotland director Dr Gordon Rintoul and Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop examine an early medieval silver chain from Torvean, near Inverness.

National treasures set to leave Edinburgh and go on tour around the country

Lifestyle 3
Tartan is popular across the world, from the streets of East London to the catwalks of Milan. Picture: Contributed

How tartan inspired hipsters and generations of style tribes

Coisir Ghaidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich leis an t-suaichnean urraim, Eairdsidh.

Cor na Gàidhlig ga sheasamh le Swinney aig Mòd nan Eilean Siar

More Heritage

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

Politics 31

John Swinney: No place for hostility towards Gaelic in Scotland

Politics 147