Economic history of Scotland
The economic history of Scotland charts economic development in the History of Scotland from earliest times, through seven centuries as an independent state and following Union with England, three cen...
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Treasures Found Within Very Valuable Viking Hoard Finally Revealed
Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland.
The Final Confederate Surrender, 150 Years Ago
When the Confederate warship CSS Shenandoah finally surrendered 150 years ago today, the Civil War ended in a most unlikely place—Liverpool, England. “Sail ho!” bellowed CSS Shenandoah’s lookout as he...
Crossing The Veil: The Pre-Christian Origins Of Halloween And Samhain
Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. As darkness falls and families light their pumpkin Jack-o'-la...
The Cutty Sark Conservation Project by Grimshaw Architects
A makeover was always on the cards for this sea faring veteran, but an electrical fire in May 2007 gutted the ship throwing the renovation project into despair. Five years and 50m pounds later, she ha...
History of Scotland
Scottish History.
Economy of Scotland in the High Middle Ages
The economy of Scotland in the High Middle Ages for the purposes of this article, is the economic situation in Scotland between 1058 to 1286 AD. The year 1058 saw the ascension of Malcolm III to the t...
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History of Scotland
The history of Scotland is known to have begun by the end of the last glacial period (in the paleolithic), roughly 10,000 years ago. Prehistoric Scotland entered the Neolithic Era about 4000 BC, ...
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North Sea oil
North Sea oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons, comprising liquid oil and natural gas, produced from oil reservoirs beneath the North Sea.In the oil industry, the term "North Sea" often includes areas suc...
North Sea oil - Wikipedia
Scottish inventions and discoveries
Scottish inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques either partially or entirely invented or discovered by a person born in or descended from Scotland. In some cases, an inventio...
Scottish term days
Scottish term and quarter days are the four divisions of the legal year, historically used as the days when contracts and leases would begin and end, servants would be hired or dismissed, and rent, in...
Scottish Poor Laws
The Scottish Poor Laws were the statutes concerning poor relief passed in Scotland between 1579 and 1929. Scotland had a different Poor Law system to England and the workings of the Scottish laws diff...
Treasurers of Scotland
The Treasurer was a senior post in the pre-Union government of Scotland, the Privy Council of Scotland.The full title of the post was Lord High Treasurer, Comptroller, Collector-General and Treasurer ...
Obsolete Scottish units of measurement
Scotland had a distinct system of measures and weights until at least the late 18th century, based on the ell as a unit of length, the stone as a unit of mass and the boll and the firlot as units of d...
Obsolete Scottish units of measurement - Wikipedia
Treasures Found Within Very Valuable Viking Hoard Finally Revealed
Around the time the Irish were stamping out the Viking presence in their country, local lore says the Scots and Vikings also fought a battle near Galloway, Scotland.
The Final Confederate Surrender, 150 Years Ago
When the Confederate warship CSS Shenandoah finally surrendered 150 years ago today, the Civil War ended in a most unlikely place—Liverpool, England. “Sail ho!” bellowed CSS Shenandoah’s lookout as he...
SS Penguin
SS Penguin was a New Zealand inter-island ferry steamer that sank off Cape Terawhiti near the entrance to Wellington Harbour in poor weather on 12 February 1909. Penguin '​s sinking caused the deaths ...
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HMS Beagle (H30)
HMS Beagle was a B-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy (RN) around 1930. Initially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet, she was transferred to the Home Fleet in 1936. During World War II, the shi...
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Serica (clipper)
The Serica was a clipper ship built in 1863 by Robert Steele & Co., at Greenock on the south bank of the Clyde, Scotland, for James Findlay.
Serica is Latin for "China"-- the ship was built ex...
HMS Rambler (1880)
HMS Rambler was an Algerine-class gunvessel of the Royal Navy, built by John Elder & Co., Glasgow and launched on 26 January 1880. She was commissioned as a survey vessel in 1884 and served in Chi...
HMS Rambler (1880) - Wikipedia
Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07)
Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07) is a Condell-class frigate, the third ship of the Chilean Navy to bear the name.Her keel was laid down in December 1971, and she was launched on 6 December 197...
Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07) - Wikipedia