Who was James VI? How did he escape the Gunpowder Plot?
King James oversaw a relatively peaceful reign, despite Guy Fawkes trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was King of Scotland as James VI from 1567 and King of England and Ireland as…
Remarkable portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots discovered under 16th-century painting of a man
Unfinished portrait of controversial 16th-century queen Mary Stuart found under painting of Sir John Maitland. The picture may have been painted and then covered up in dangerous times
Video: Inspired by Scotland – The Scottish Highlands
In this stunning video from VisitBritain and BBC StoryWorks, fashion designer Siobhan Mackenzie reflects on how her roots in the Scottish Highlands have inspired her work
Lost Rubens painting of Jacobean duke found in Glasgow stately home
Oil painting by leading 17th-century Flemish artist is of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham – a controversial figure in Jacobean times
Beautiful photos of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
We take a tour of Scotland’s largest island, which is home to some of the most remote settlements in Britain. Take a look at these stunning photos of Lewis and Harris
Who was Queen Anne? What was her role in the Treaty of Union?
Queen Anne oversaw the Treaty of Union and the Acts of Union bringing England and Scotland together under a single parliament of Great Britain. She reigned from 1702 to 1714
Who was Mary, Queen of Scots? Why was she imprisoned?
Mary Stuart became queen of the Scots when she was six days old, was widowed at 18 and was executed aged 44. She ruled from 1542 to 1567