This category lists pages and sites relating to the history of Scotland.
About Scotland - Hadrians Wall
[ Kids/Teens ] In-depth look at Hadrian's Wall which was built by the Romans to keep out the Picts and divides present day England from Scotland. Features sections on the construction and forts as well as providing photographs of artefacts and map illustrations.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers information the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) which was one of the most important battles in Scotland's struggle to be independent of England. Features a battle site map and sequence of events.
The Battle of Culloden 1746
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Presents a complete overview of the battle between Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Royal Troops of George II at the height of the Jacobite Rebellion. Includes illustrations and a breakdown of casualties from both sides.
BBC - Around Scotland
[ Kids/Teens ] Learn about the history of Scotland at a BBC site for people 9-14 years old.
BBC - Around Scotland - Highland Clearances
[ Kids ] An interactive presentation where children are invited to go back in time and relive the clearances from the different viewpoints of members of the clan. Includes audio, quizzes and activities.
BBC - Around Scotland: Scotland During the Second World War
[ Kids ] Offers an interactive flash presentation inviting children to become a spy with a mission to find out what life was like at home, school, how rationing worked and evacuations. Includes printable notes to help with each mission.
Before the Clearances - 17th and 18th Century Scottish Costume
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Features an introduction and many examples of male and female attire including instructions on how kilts and plaid should be properly worn. Includes a variety of illustrations.
The Clydebank Blitz
[ Kids/Teens ] Interactive flash presentation of when the Luftwaffe blitzed Glasgow over two nights in March 1941. Includes images and also a non-flash version.
Experiences of War
[ Kids/Teens ] Tells the experiences of World War I from three very different viewpoints, General Douglas Haig, Nurse Mairi Chisholm and Lance Corporal George Ramage an ordinary scottish soldier. Provides images and links to further materials for schools.
The Glasgow Story
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Covers the emergence of the country's largest city through six distinct historical periods. Includes links to further reading throughout and an array of images complementing each time period.
Glen Coe Massacre
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides an overview of the events leading up to thirty eight members of the MacDonald clan being murdered in 1692 by government soldiers lead by a rival clan member from the Campbell's . Includes a brief historical background, information on the massacre itself as well as the aftermath.
The History of Scotland - The Stone of Destiny
[ Kids/Teens ] Recounts the story and legends behind of the stone which was used from ancient times in the crowning of all Scottish Kings. Taken by Edward I in 1296 and returned in 1996.
Orkneyjar - Who were the Picts?
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides information on this mysterious and enigmatic race of people who occupied the northern regions of Scotland as early as the fourth century AD. Offers a general overview, Orkney specific details on the Pictish way of life and images of symbol stones found on the islands.
Robert Burns National Heritage Park
[ Kids ] Fun quizzes, activities and downloads based on the life and times of Scotland's most famous poet. Includes links to further reading and themed activity sheets for teachers.
Robert Louis Stevenson - National Library of Scotland
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Detailed biography of one of the country's most famous 19th century writers and includes numerous quotes from the man himself. Follows his life and works from his childhood in Edinburgh until his death in Samoa aged 44.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] A list of famous Scottish inventions with a brief explanation accompanying each. Details include inventions of antisepsis, pneumatic tyres, golf, penicillin, refrigerators, the telephone and television among others.
The Scottish Studies Foundation - Scottish History
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers detailed and extensive information on all aspects of Scots history. Provides an introduction, historical articles as well as sections on battles and castles. Also includes photographs, illustrations and further reading.
Sir William Wallace
[ Kids/Teens ] A biography of one of Scotland's most celebrated national heroes. Includes pictures, illustrations and links to further areas of interest.
Statistical Accounts of Scotland
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides information on the conception and origins of the accounts which are based on parish reports detailing agricultural, industrial, population and natural history throughout the country between 1791 and 1845. Includes a basic introduction, the accounts within historical context and further reading.
Story of Scotland - Ancient Scotland
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Online book which covers the Mesolithic, Neolithic ages, beaker people, early structures such as standing stones and cairns and also the arrival of the Celts. Includes pictures, illustrations and maps.
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