Blog: No Ruined Stones

The Real Outlaw King: Robert Bruce’s Story in Six Scottish Locations

The story of Robert Bruce is riddled with complexities. Anyone searching for a simplistic figure, whether they want him to...

The Battle of Bannockburn: Part 1 of 3 – To Fell a Titan

    The destrier, bred for battle, thundered across the ford with the stab of a spur. A missile made...

Historic Falkirk: Castles, Romans, Railways and…a Pineapple?

I take particular delight in sharing the historic wonders of places that usually, and often unjustifiably, fly well under the...

Lord of the Monuments: The Two Towers (of Edinburgh)

Edinburgh is a city of ceaseless discovery. If one thing unites the locals (aside from the usually friendly rivalry with...

East Lothian – A History Hunter’s Heaven

You never know when the mood to go history hunting will strike. In these tentative days of mid-Spring, when the...

Two Days of Non-Stop History with #ScotsMagOutlander!

The world’s eye has always flickered curiously in Scotland’s direction. The Romans famously coveted yet failed to tame it; Victorians...

James ‘the Black’ Douglas: The Most Feared Knight in Scottish History

In my humble and entirely professional opinion, James Douglas could beat William Wallace in a fight. Before you scream ‘heresy!’,...

The ‘Beast from the East’ turned Edinburgh into a winter wonderland

It came, it saw, it conquered all but the bravest (or most foolish) of souls, but the ‘Beast from the...

Scotland’s Spookiest Castles!

A tumbling ruin in the empty hills, filled with dark nooks and echoes of fell deeds still murmuring in the...

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