Category: History

5 things you might not know about Robert Stevenson

Thursday 6 August 2020


Robert Stevenson was famous for designing and building many of Scotland's historic lighthouses in the late 1700s. Discover more about the engineer who constructed wonders of engineering that have stood the test of time.

How the Romans helped build Scotland

Friday 22 May 2020


The materials used in many of Scotland's traditional buildings can be traced back to the Romans. Discover how the Romans helped build Scotland.

Hidden gems in Scotland’s historic gardens

Friday 1 May 2020


For National Gardening Week, learn all about buildings you might find in historic gardens. From doocots to bee boles, discover what they tell us about the people who once built and used them.

The rise and demise of Scotland’s historic slate industry

Friday 17 April 2020


So many of our traditional buildings in Scotland are roofed in slate. Discover what made slate so popular, then what caused its decline, in this blog.

Alexander Greek Thomson: Glasgow’s Great Visionary Builder

Thursday 9 April 2020


Classical architecture, Alexander "Greek" Thomson is one of Scotland's most influential architects. As his work becomes increasingly popular over 140 years after his death, we take a look into his life and achievements.

Scotland’s shops through the centuries

Friday 20 December 2019


Scotland’s towns, villages and cities tell the story of trade, innovation and creativity through their shops. Here we take at a look at some of Scotland's shops through the centuries.

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