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
Scotland as a cradle of civilisation - 8000BC
Neolithic - c. 4500BC
Caithness, Orkney and Ness of Brodgar
Bronze Age - c. 2250BC
Iron Age - c. 1000BC
Celts (Exhibition trailer and online exhibition)
Ptolemy’s Map 140AD - 1654 version
Kingdom of Strathclyde
Battle of Dunnichen
Pictish Stones and Sculptures
Book Kells Online (Link)
Aud - the Deep Minded
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.