Top Places to Visit in Stirling

We hope everyone is enjoying the Autumn season! Now that the October break is around the corner, now is the perfect time to explore new and exciting places. Stirling is the ancient capital of Scotland and its long history means there are lots of great sights to explore. Some amazing attractions to visit include Stirling…

The Battle of Harlaw

In the next chapter of the Scottish history series we take a look at the battle of Harlaw (1411) which was fought between English backed Highlander forces under Donald of Islay, and a Lowland army led by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar. The battle saved Aberdeen from being sacked and checked the expansionist policies of…

The Easter Rising

  In this weeks instalment of the Scottish History series we take a look at one of the most famous socialist and trade union leaders from Edinburgh who led the Easter Rising in Dublin,1916. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, James Connolly is a particular controversial individual who led a small rebellion in Dublin, Ireland. At the…

The Battle of Sheriffmuir

On this next chapter in our Scottish history series I want to travel forward in time from our times with Robert the Bruce and William Wallace to the year 1715, during the Jacobite Rebellions.   Before the Battle After the coronation of George I in 1714, much unrest could be found in Scotland as the…