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The Thistle – Scotland’s national flower

The thistle is the flower of Scotland and one of its most recognisable symbols. Since King Alexander III, it has been Scotland’s national emblem.

4 May 2022

The Book of Kells

Iona, a tiny island in the Inner Hebrides, has been a sanctuary for Celtic Christianity for hundreds of years. It’s also where an incredible piece of religious history, the Book of Kells, was most likely created.

27 Apr 2022

Historical gender and class inequalities at the Hill House

Our Visitor Services Assistant at the Hill House takes a look at how social class affected the women associated with this iconic building.

16 Apr 2022

Recordings of Culloden Commemoration 2022 events

Watch the recording of two special events that took place at Culloden in April 2022 to commemorate the 276th anniversary of the battle.

15 Apr 2022

From the edge of the world 2022 – part 2

Our St Kilda archaeologist embarks on the winter damage assessment and makes some interesting new discoveries on the island.

11 Apr 2022

War Stories of Culloden: a series of short talks

Enjoy nine short talks from experts about the Battle of Culloden and its effects on Scotland’s social history.

11 Apr 2022

Culloden Commemoration films

Enjoy a series of talks from eminent archaeologists, authors, historians and more about the effects of Culloden on society, both then and now.

24 Mar 2022

A Tale of Two Tower Houses: Crathes Castle

2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories! In our 3-part series, discover the stories of two historical Scottish tower houses situated just a few miles from one another, Drum Castle and Crathes Castle.

24 Mar 2022

Podcast series: The Road to Culloden

Listen to our new five-part podcast, which takes a fresh look at the Battle of Culloden, tracking the 1745 Jacobite Rising from the West Highlands, across Scotland, down into England, and back up to the Highlands again.