History, Heritage & Archaeology
Celebrating 2017 as the Year of #HHA
Celebrating Scotland's history and cultural heritage from the Highlands to the Lowlands, this bumper Issue marks 2017 as Visit Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Travel back in time via insight into the Jacobites, the Celts, the Picts and Enlightenment Edinburgh, and find out about pioneers in industry and culture. For readers with more literary tastes, we preview two forthcoming books featuring stories by top authors inspired by the country's rich - and sometimes dark - built heritage...
Extract from Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites Edited by David Forsyth, Principal Curator, Medieval-Early Modern Collections, Scottish History & Archaeology Department National Museums Scotland Published by National Museums Scotland – Publishing...
David Robinson Reviews: Enlightenment Edinburgh by Shelia Szatkowski Published by Birlinn
She was a rebel – the “Little Sisters of No Mercy” had seen to that – so when Sheila Szatkowski left school in Northern Ireland, she didn’t want to go to university there. The Troubles were raging, the tribal divisions were deepening, and in those circumstances, a real rebel doesn’t yearn to stay too close to the farm she grew up on near Magherafelt, Co. Derry, and the fierce predictability of the province’s politics. Not when she can g...
Twelve of Scotland’s top crime writers write short stories inspired by twelve of our most iconic buildings
A whistle stop top tour of four reads to get kids inspired for #HHA17
‘With regard to land use, the early Celts of central Europe belong in a tradition that can be traced from the Neolithic.’
‘I was surrounded by people and places where heritage could be sensed in the living dialect and the ancient stone circles.’
Dundee’s aviation pioneer who beat the Wright Brothers into the air by at least five months in 1903.
‘There’s a hearth space, a shallow tank, a smell of stone and earth, and silence.’
‘The battle between the two young men had become a publication war, not unlike the Internet spats of our own time.’
‘St John was revered by the Celtic monks for his emphasis on mystical contemplation.’
‘Coins are the tell-tale evidence throughout history of conquests and defeats, of power struggles and pride.’
‘Someone in our clan, in the long-distant past, had seen a beast. A monster. What did that mean?’
‘The island was not separated from the Continent by water; it was connected to it by water.’
‘As a painter, Hill wanted to record this moment because he knew it was monumental; he knew history would change as a result of this.’
‘The severity of what Beeching proposed was reflected in the Scotsman’s coverage, occupying almost the entire front page.’
‘Like shipwrecks of all periods, the Swan is a time-capsule of her era.’
‘If you learn anything about brochs it should be that Caithness has more examples per square kilometre than any other area of Scotland.’
‘This period of history in Lewis and Harris is not well documented and had been subject to little archaeological research.’