The History of Scotland: Romans, Kings and Castles

Few countries can boast a history as varied and remarkable as that of Scotland. From its Neolithic Period in about 4,000 BC to the Scottish Enlightenment almost 6,000 years later, the history of this great nation never disappoints.

This website strives to convey the exciting details of Scotland’s intricate (and, at times, confusing) history. Here, readers will find a range of well-written articles covering every period of Scotland’s incredible past.

From the Roman occupation of the 1st century AD to the dramatic deposition of King James VII, the breath-taking narratives to be found at this website are sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat.

Inside Scotland's Edinburgh Castle

11 Apr 2021

Sure, Scotland has thousands of castles, but the most famous of all is Edinburgh Castle, which is home to Mons Meg and the Crown Jewels. You can catch the so-called One O'Clock Gun when you arrive in time. And there is the Stone of Destiny too.

The Last Scottish Monarch

8 Mar 2021

Scotland boasts a long list of monarchs, who ruled the kingdom for many centuries. The last monarch to be at the helm of the Scottish government was Queen Anne. She ushered in the United Kingdom, and hence became the first monarch of the UK.

How Many Castles are There in Scotland?

2 Feb 2021

Scotland is home to numerous castles. Approximately, the country boasts at least 3,000 castles. Some of these castles include Edinburgh, Braemar, Blair, Balmoral, Glamis, and Sterling. It does not really matter where you are located in the country; you will never be far away from a castle.