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
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1198667310146406/?type=3&theater

Scotland as a cradle of civilisation - 8000BC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetla…

 

Neolithic - c. 4500BC

Caithness, Orkney and Ness of Brodgar
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1169005669779237/?type=3&theatre

 

Bronze Age - c. 2250BC

Beaker People
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1199822533364217/?type=3&theater

 

Iron Age - c. 1000BC

Hillforts
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1188656804480790/?type=3&theater

Celts (Exhibition trailer and online exhibition)
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1184166238263180
https://www.google.com/culturalinst…/exhibit/CAKSz1O9u3piJg…

Ptolemy’s Map 140AD - 1654 version
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/886267088053098/?type=3&theatre

 

EARLY MEDIEVAL

Battles
Mons Graupius - Brunanburh - Battle of the Standard

The Picts
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1174542982558839/?type=3&theatre

Kingdom of Strathclyde
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1184777788202025

Battle of Dunnichen
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1163969340282870

Scots and Picts
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1157736650906139/?type=3&theatre

Pictish Stones and Sculptures
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1207530142593456

Book Kells Online (Link)
http://www.tcd.ie/…/…/book-of-kells-now-free-to-view-online/

Hunterstone Brooch
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1179345505411920:0

Vikings
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1184719454874525

St Ninian's Hoard
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1201754749837662/?type=3&theater

Aud - the Deep Minded
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1174753902537747

Lewis Chess Pieces
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1177282158951588/?type=3&theatre

 

Medieval

Alba/ Gaelic - a national language?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gaelic…

Unicorns
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/photos/a.658150417531434.1073741833.654989331180876/1183138125032658/?type=3&theatre

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.

 

Modern

Glencoe
https://www.facebook.com/scottishmedialab/posts/1171440046202466