Scotland's most infamous thefts and robberies.

15 of the most infamous heists and robberies in Scottish history

Scotland has seen its fair share of high-profile cases.

From art heists to jewellery shop raids, here are 15 of the most infamous robberies and thefts Scotland has seen over the past few decades.

Some debate whether this was a theft at all, seen as the stone was originally taken by the English - but on Christmas Day 1950 four students removed the Scottish Stone of Scone from Westminster and brought it back to Scotland.

1. Theft of the Stone of Scone

Some debate whether this was a theft at all, seen as the stone was originally taken by the English - but on Christmas Day 1950 four students removed the Scottish Stone of Scone from Westminster and brought it back to Scotland.
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In broad daylight at Drumlanrig Castle in 2003 some thieves posing as tourists stole a Leonardo Da Vinci painting worth 30m. The painting was recovered in 2007.

2. The Leonardo Da Vinci heist

In broad daylight at Drumlanrig Castle in 2003 some thieves posing as tourists stole a Leonardo Da Vinci painting worth 30m. The painting was recovered in 2007.
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Armed men stormed into Edinburghs Hamilton and Inches jewellery shop in 2014 and stole watches and gem-studded jewellery worth 1.35m. They were convicted in 2015.

3. Hamilton and Inches jewellery robbery

Armed men stormed into Edinburghs Hamilton and Inches jewellery shop in 2014 and stole watches and gem-studded jewellery worth 1.35m. They were convicted in 2015.
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Rare and extremely valuable medieval coins were stolen from the National Museum of Scotland in 2015. Some blamed the staff strike that had been held not long before the theft, saying thieves had seized an opportunity.

4. Rare medieval coins

Rare and extremely valuable medieval coins were stolen from the National Museum of Scotland in 2015. Some blamed the staff strike that had been held not long before the theft, saying thieves had seized an opportunity.
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