The Kingdom 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 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.
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..
A History of Kilts
A brief history.
Life in the Victorian Era.
A complete history of life during the Victorian age.
Mary Queen of Scots
Timeline of Mary's life.
Official Clans and Families
Extensive listing with complete history and information on each clan. Excellent information here.
The Renaissance was a cultural, intellectual and artistic movement from the late fifteenth century to the beginning of the seventeenth century.
History of the Renaissance.
Castles Photo Library
Listing of Castles with pictures and short descriptions.
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.
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.
Considerable information on the history of Scotland including accounts of famous battles, stories of the Scottish regiments, and the general and social history of the country and the Scots.
A Revised Chronology of History 1005 - 1625 by Sir Archibald H. Dunbar, Bart. (1906)
The Victorian Era
A brief look at the Victorian Era..