Scotland’s Ghost Stations – Disused Railway Stations

SOURCE: YouTube.com - Ghost stations is the usual English translation for the German word Geisterbahnhöfe. This term was used to describe certain stations on...

Scottish Poor Houses Were Considered Superior by Political Economists of the...

The Scottish poorhouse, occasionally referred to as a workhouse, provided accommodation for the destitute and poor in Scotland. The first steps taken by the...

A Brief History of the Scottish Ballad Bessie Bell and Mary...

The Scottish ballad of Bessie Bell and Mary Gray tells the story of two young women, both daughters of Perthshire lairds, who retreated to...

The Scottish Roots of Sixth Largest Trade Book Publisher in the...

by Michael Hyatt, The Thomas Neilson Way Our company has a long and fascinating history. The story begins in Scotland with the birth of Thomas...

Historic Edinburgh & The Royal Mile – 1943

From the British Council Film Department Catalogue Three overseas servicemen take a tour of the Royal Mile - visiting the sights between Edinburgh Castle and...

End of Life for Cockenzie’s Iconic Chimneys

Cockenzie's iconic chimneys were demolished by Controlled explosion on Saturday 26th September, changing the skyline around East Lothian and the Forth forever. Scottish Power captured...

Highland Cottages: The Taigh Dubh or Black House

by Douglas MacKenzie | The Clearances Thatched houses were common throughout the Highlands at the time of the Clearances. A few have been preserved, or...

Documents Show Scots Petitioned Against Slavery in Early America

The petition and the report of the minister are in the Hargrett Rare Book Collection. You can download the full document here: Hargrett_Manuscripts Many accounts...

Pringle of Scotland

In 2009, Pringle of Scotland commissioned artist David Shrigley to create a humorous short animated film about life behind-the-scenes at Pringle to celebrate its...

The History of Caledonian MacBrayne

Courtesy Caledonian MacBrayne CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Ltd, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers. Previously operating as Caledonian...

The History of Alexanders of Scotland

Courtesy of Alexanders of Scotland Alexanders (Kirkburn Mills) Ltd was first establish many decades ago by the Smith family of Thomas Smith & Co., to...

Drone Over Queensferry Crossing

The deck fan of the Queensferry Crossing Centre Tower has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest freestanding balanced cantilever structure...

Tayside Maritime History: Lighthouses

From "The Story of our Lighthouses and Lightships" by W.H. Davenport Adams, 1891. This content is part of the preservation of the TAMH Project. When...

Archaeology in South Uist

This is an overview written by Kate Macdonald from the Kildonan Museum. Please visit the museum's website for more information here. South Uist has been the...

Filmmaker John Duncan Captures Beautiful Scotland

THIS FOOTAGE MUST NOT BE USED WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION Over the past eight or so months I've traveled around Scotland, usually getting up at offensively...