Fae the post-Ice settlers an ages o warrin Caledonian tribes, the kingdom o Alba/Scotland formed in the 9th century, fought tae keep its Independence in the 14th century, gave up that Independence in the 17th century, an fought tae regain that Independence in the 21st century. We're a complicated nation, an a fightable yin, wi a history fu o noise, colour, an drama... Feb 20
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This is a timeline of Scottish history , comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Scotland and its predecessor states.
Timeline of Scottish History
having seen the invasion of the Vikings, Normans and Irish tribes, Scotland began its troublesome relationship with its southern neighbour. England's troubles with France led us into an alliance that provided mixed fortunes. Great leaders such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce (above) led Scotland in overwhelming victories over England at Stirling and Bannockburn, however these victories were matched by many crushing defeats such as those at Falkirk and Halidon Hill.
A Timeline of Scottish History Scotland has a long and intriguing history.
Some Dates in Scottish History from 1745 to 1914:
The Sinclair family has played a major role in the history of Scotland. Its history is best viewed in the context of Scotland's own history and this timeline is intended to provide a passing reference to that history.
C. 6,000 BC Stone age hunters arrive in Scotland
1601 Lowland "Adventurers" in Isle of Lewis are soundly defeated.
This timeline of prehistoric Scotland is a chronologically ordered list of important archaeological sites in Scotland and of major events affecting Scotland's human inhabitants and culture during the prehistoric period .
After many years of avoiding battle, the Caledonians were forced to fight the Romans when they attempted to steal their newly harvested grain.
Whether its MacBeth or Hardie, the Reformation or Post-war Reconstruction, you are one click away from discovering Scotland's historical wealth. It's all here - the people, places and events that made Scotland what it is today, in summary form as well as full feature overviews, linked to related places to visit, books and Great Scots.
Structure of the Timeline This Timeline contains over 700 precisely dated events from Scottish history of the last 2,000 years. Wherever possible, links have been provided to other Web sites where you can learn more about the events and the people that have made Scotland what it is today.
Follow the links to read about a historic event or see an image of an important document.
Early History Prehistory Evidence exists that shows that there were impaired individuals living in prehistoric subhuman primate groups.
1600: Scotland adopts the Gregorian calendar. 1603: The Union of the Crowns: James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England. 1614: John Napier invents logarithms and publishes a book promoting their use in mathematics.