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Scottish History & Culture

Council for Scottish Archaeology
All sorts of information about archaeology in Scotland, including how to get involved, what excavations are happening and what archaeology you have in your area.
Edinburgh Guide
This excellent blog showcases the history and attractions of Edinburgh.

Electric Scotland
Loads of information on Scotland, including news, events, a gazetteer of Scottish towns and villages, a database of historic sites, and more. (The events section seems to relate more to the U.S., however, e.g., Scottish games and gatherings, etc.)

Highland Council Archaeology Unit
Information on archaeology and archaeological projects in the Scottish Highlands.

Mary, Queen of Scots - Biography and Portraits

Marie Stuart Society Web Page

Mary I of Scotland (Wikipedia)

Museums and Heritage Centres in the Highlands
Click "Sites to Visit" to reach this section. A helpful resource that lists a number of museums that do not have their own websites.

On This Day in Scottish History
Read today's event, or click on any month to find out more.

The Scotsman Digital Archive (1817-1900)
"Search every edition of The Scotsman between 1817 and 1900 in our unique online archive. Read contemporary accounts of events such as: the Highland Clearances; the Burke and Hare trial; the inauguration of the Wallace Monument." The archive will soon be updated to 1950 and is free to search; accessing the material, however, costs from 5.95 for a 24-hour pass to 109.95 for a one-year pass. You can also read the very first issue free (click on a section of the page to get a magnified view of the text).

Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech includes about 400 texts in Scots and Scottish English. It can be searched by title, author, date, or by particular words.

"Links and information on all (or most) things Scottish -- everything from history to politics and back again."

Intended to be an all inclusive resource for lovers of Scottish history and culture. Within you will find information on specific topics such as religion in Scotland, Scottish royalty, and famous Scottish battles, along with suggested reading material and other media regarding each topic.

Thistles & Pirates: Cindy Vallar's Favorite Research Links
Romance author's research links, focusing on Scottish history (plus pirates).


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