Links to recent Facebook posts on Scottish history arranged into a rough timeline. Some sizeable gaps in there, but quite a few of the most frequent misunderstandings about Scottish history get sorted out along the way. For example:

  • The Neolithic 'Atlantic Culture' and the later influence of 'the Celts'.
  • The Scots'  invasion from Ireland, which never happened.
  • The misrepresentation of the Battle of Mons Graupius.
  • The civilisation, sculptures and metalwork of the Picts and early Scots.
  • Was Gaelic ever a national language.
  • The full story of the Glencoe Massacre.


Mesolithic - c. 11000BC

Sand Bay - 10000BC

Scotland as a cradle of civilisation - 8000BC…/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetla…


Neolithic - c. 4500BC

Caithness, Orkney and Ness of Brodgar

Bronze Age - c. 2250BC

Beaker People


Iron Age - c. 1000BC


Celts (Exhibition trailer and online exhibition)…/exhibit/CAKSz1O9u3piJg…

Ptolemy’s Map 140AD - 1654 version



Mons Graupius - Brunanburh - Battle of the Standard

The Picts

Kingdom of Strathclyde

Battle of Dunnichen

Scots and Picts

Pictish Stones and Sculptures

Book Kells Online (Link)…/…/book-of-kells-now-free-to-view-online/

Hunterstone Brooch


St Ninian's Hoard

Aud - the Deep Minded

Lewis Chess Pieces



Alba/ Gaelic - a national language?…


p.s. The unicorns on Scotland's coat of arms were chained before the Act of Union. It was seen as wild or untamed unless chained - possibly, originally, concerned with tracking the 'unruly' phases of the moon.