The recorded history of Scotland began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD. The Romans added southern Britain to their empire as the province Britannia. However, they were unable to subdue the fierce tribes in the north (Scotland). To keep these tribes from invading Britannia, Emperor Hadrian had a massive wall. Parts of Hadrian's Wall still stand on the Scottish border.
The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707, although it had been in a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland since James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English and Irish thrones in 1603. On 1 May 1707, Scotland entered into an incorporating political union with England to create the united Kingdom of Great Britain.
|Resources of Scotland|
The Early History of the Kilt
History and links on everything pertaining to Kilts.
Folksongs of Scotland
Listed by century, complete with lyrics, year and description. Some have downloadable midi's.
Great Highland Bagpipes
Did you know that bagpipes were known as instruments of war? Find out more about this historic instrument...
The traditional dress of Scotland.
A History of Scottish Kilts
A brief history.
Life in Victorian Scotland
A complete history of life in Scotland during the Victorian age.
Mary Queen of Scots
Timeline of Mary's life.
Official Scottish Clans and Families
Extensive listing with complete history and information on each clan. Excellent information here.
Renaissance in Scotland
The Renaissance in Scotland was a cultural, intellectual and artistic movement in Scotland, from the late fifteenth century to the beginning of the seventeenth century.
Scotland's Renaissance History
History of the Renaissance in Scotland.
Scottish Castles Photo Library
Listing of Castles with pictures and short descriptions.
Scotland's Historic Castles, Forts and Palaces
Huge listing of castles with descriptions for each. The only downside is that there are no pictures...
A commercial site but provides good pictures of the clothing.
Scottish Culture and Traditions
Scotland has been handing down its traditions for close to a thousand years now, since the earliest days of the clans in the 12th century. Excellent site to learn about them...
Scotland has a long and fascinating history - discover it here.
Scottish History Links
Considerable information on the history of Scotland including accounts of famous battles, stories of the Scottish regiments, and the general and social history of Scotland and the Scots.
A Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005 - 1625 by Sir Archibald H. Dunbar, Bart. (1906)
History and information regarding the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
A brief look at Victorian Scotland.
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