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CATEGORY: Scotland
Lost Dark Age Kingdom Discovered in Scotland
January 26, 2017

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the early medieval kingdom of Rheged, the location of which has remained a mystery for some 1,400 years. Read More

Scientists Identify Scottish Fossil as Jurassic-Age “Marine Lizard”
January 12, 2015

A 170-million-year-old fossil found on Scotland’s Isle of Skye represents a newly identified species of prehistoric marine reptile, researchers say. Read More

The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote
September 16, 2014

On September 18, Scottish voters will go to the polls to decide the future of their country. Read More

Scotland Fights Its Way to Freedom, 700 Years Ago
June 24, 2014

Ragtag Scottish forces routed a large English army 700 years ago today at the Battle of Bannockburn, paving the way for the kingdom’s independence. Read More

Remembering the 1988 Lockerbie Bombing
December 20, 2013

More U.S. civilians died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which took place 25 years ago from Saturday, than in any other terrorist attack except 9/11. Read More

700-Year-Old William Wallace Letter Finally Reaches Scotland
January 13, 2012

A note of recommendation issued by King Philip IV of France and possibly carried by William Wallace will go on display this August at the Scottish Parliament. Read More