Here are a range of videos relating to key dates in Scottish history. The videos were produced around the theme of This Day in Scottish History, but there are scientists, monarchs, extra ordinary men from Scotland’s past and women from Scotland’s past.
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Bruce Fummey, tells some of the Tales from Scotland's History of independence struggles.Scotland's not the only country to have independence struggles and we haven't always been guilt free, but it's worth a look back to see how things have changed
In Birth of Scotland in the Heart of Scotland Scottish history tour guide goes back to Scottish roots to explain why Strathearn is the heart of Scotland
Tam O'Shanter on a Burns Night. This is the closing section of Bruce Fummey's performance of his Edinburgh Fringe show About Tam O'Shanter. You can buy the show in full at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/abouttamoshanter
From Culloden to Princeton, he was a hero of Scottish American History. Brigadier General Hugh Mercer was Jacobite and Scottish American. Tour guide Bruce Fummey tells the story of one of the American Scots who fought twice against Hanovarian Britain
The Jacobite cause came to an end at the Battle of Culloden, but Who was the last Jacobite? Scottish History tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you on a road trip to Braemar to find out...
Without the Bishops who fought Scotlands War of Independence Robert the Bruce may never have even been crowned at Scone. Truth is the links between the church and Scottish independence go back even further than William Wallace and Robert the Bruce
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey looks at the hey day of the Auld Alliance and the accidental circumstances leading to the marriage of her father James V and her mother Marie de Guise and her succeeding to the throne at six days of age.
Rob Roy MacGregor was many things, but who was the real Rob Roy. Scottish history tour Guide Bruce Fummey takes you on a trip round some of the beautiful places in Rob Roy country as he tells the tale from Scotlands history of Rob Roy MacGregor
King Alexander III of Scotland saved Scottish independence when he was only a ten year old boy. Bruce Fummey, tells a Christmas story, and one of the tales from Scotland's history. This small nation was coveted by monarchs of our larger neighbour
The Auld Alliance ran from late 13th Century, but it was in the early 15th Century that Scotland saved France from England. Scottish history tour guide explains that the motivations were more than just the Auld Alliance.
You will have heard of The Auld Alliance between Scotland and France, but you probably didn't know how it's high point played out on French soil, as they battled the English in the Hundred Years War. The 100 Years War was one of the tales of Scotland
Farquhar Shaw was a Black Watch soldier. A man of renown from a regiment of renown. Bruce Fummey visits the Black Watch Monument in Aberfeldy to discuss Farquhar Shaw and the Black Watch Mutiny.
Saint Columba was the monk who made Scotland. His influence spread from Iona, to the Picts and even Saxon England. If you want to know where Scots came from, you need to know St Columba (Colm Cille)
'Remember the 5th November' they say. Have a bonfire night party! But why are they so keen that we have Guy Fawkes night celebrations? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey sets you a challenge to work out what they're hiding.
Who was Sherlock Holmes? Arthur Conan Doyle was Scottish. Joseph Bell was Scottish. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you round Arthur Conan Doyle's Edinburgh to the homes of Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Bell, the real Sherlock Holmes
Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey lists seven marriages that made the UK and why. The UK Act of Union didn't happen in a vacuum. From Malcolm Canmore to Queen Anne, the seven key marriages that led to what still seems a disunited kingdom
Bruce Fummey gives a brief history of John Knox. He was genuinely the man who made modern Scotland, though not always intentionally. Not only did he design the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, but changed the culture of Scotland
Womens Education Rights, The Edinburgh 7 and women in Scottish history. Led by phia Jex-Blake these intelligent, determined women fought for the education rights of women and made Edinburgh University the first university in the UK to accept females
James Young Simson was one of the most important doctors in our history. The man who discovered anesthesia was, of course, Scottish. Bruce Fummey visits the statue, the home and the grave of James Young Simpson as he tours Edinburgh to tell the story
Bruce Fummey tells another of the tales from Scotlands history that's often forgotten. The Jacobite rebellion (I prefer uprising) of 1715 ended at Sherrifmuir so they say, but there was more to it than that
B ruce Fummey tells of Ethel tells of Ethel MacDonald. This is another of the tales from Scotlands history that's too often forgotten. The International Brigade contained more Scottish volunteers tha
Bruce Fummey tells one of the tales from Scotlands history of early Scots in Canada. Isobel Gunn and John Fubister were both Scottish people worked for Hudsons bay Company in Canada. For such different people they were very similar.
Bruce Fummey tells tells one of the tales from Scotlands History, that is an early tale from UK history just after the UK Act of Union. Were The UK Act of Union and The Malt Tax Riots inevitable as Scotland was subsumed into England?
Bruce Fummey gives a summary of the life of Lord Thomas Cochrane, the greatest Scottish and British sea captain. A Scottish hero in Chile, Brazil and the Napoleonic wars, yes, but Sir Thomas Cochrane was so much more.
Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey tells a tales from the post Jacobite Rebellion life of Jacobite prince then king, Bonnie Prince Charlie. He's the Charles Edward Stewart (Stuart) you've heard of from Culloden. What about the one you haven't.
Bruce Fummey will change your way of thinking about the alliance between Scotland and France. Thhis is one of the best known tales from Scotlands History that everyone has wrong
Bruce Fummey tells of the events and consequences of the wedding of James VI. They were huge for the British Isles. They were particularly important for some poor hapless women on both sides of the North Sea.
Bruce Fummey takes you to Auchterarder old Parish Church to explain the birth of the Free Church of Scotland, it's link to slavery and one of the tales from Scotland's history that is often forgotten.
Bruce Fummey tells of how a boy born illegitimate and poor in a north east Scottish fishing village grew up to become the Prime Minister in the first Labour government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Bruce Fummey tells of the BAttle of Neville's Cross, the capture of king David II of Scotland, the surrender of royal rights by Edward Balliol to Edward III of England and The Treaty of Berwick. One of the tales from Scotlands history oft forgot
Bruce Fummey continues one of the tales from Scotland's history that is often forgotten, with King David II of Scotland, Edward III of England, Edward Baliol and the Battle of Halidon Hill
Bruce Fummey tells more tales from Scotlands history with The Battle of Dupplin Moor, Edward Baliol, David II and Edward III. This is the first in a series of three videos about Scotlands second war of independence
Bruce Fummey ends one of the tales from Scotland's history of Highland Clearances. With the backdrop of the beauty of Skye Bruce tells of the invasion and occupation of this beautiful island
Bruce Fummey continues one of the tales from Scotland's history which has been too easily forgotten amongst the beauty of Skye. The Glendale Martyrs were one of the key links in breaking the chain of Highland Clearance and the move towards land right
Bruce Fummey tells one of the tales from Scotlands history that's oft forgotten. The Crofters Land Wars saw the ending of Highland Clearances and a move towards crofters' rights.
The beauty of Skye is captured in this Isle of Skye Scotland
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells one of the saddest tales from Scotlands History of one of Scotland's greatest kings. Did King James IV of Scotland really die at the Battle of Flodden?
Bruce Fummey tells one of the gruesome Tales from Scotland;s History from the WW2 POW camp 21, now called Cultybraggan. The Battle of the Bulge, the great escape and the march on London all led towards a gruesome murder
Bruce Fummey tells of Andrew de Moray in one of the tales from Scotland's History that most folk view from the side of William Wallace. Was Andrew de Moray the real hero of the battle of Stirling Bridge.
Bruce Fummey tells one of the saddest Tales from Scotland's History. The Highland Clearances in Sutherland showed the worst excesses of human insensitivity and loss
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Bruce Fummey lets you travel back in time to ancient Scottish history to visit 5000 year old standing stones and an iron age crannog in Perthshire on the beautiful banks of Loch Tay.
Bruce Fummey tells one of the horror Tales from Scotlands History, where a civil dispute turned into a British army massacre. The Militia Act 1797 led to civil strife then a massacre by British troops.
Bruce Fummey tells the tale of two Scottish brothers in the American civil war. The Campbell brothers story goes from Highland clearances to the civil war battlefield with two brothers creating a tale from American and Scottish history
Bruce Fummey tells one of the Tales from Scotlands History that is often overlooked. King David I of Scotland extended influence beyond the Scotland England border that we'd recognise today. The Battle of the Standard was a turning point.
Bruce Fummey, tells one of the glorious and sad tales from Scotlands history, of the Scottish inventor of the television. Not only did he give the first demonstration of television, but made many other breakthroughs.
Bruce Fummey highlights how the real Macbeth's reign started and finished on the same date. Oh and Shakespeare was talking nonsense.
Bruce Fummey, takes you from pre-history to the modern borders of Scotland in 18 minutes
Bruce Fummey tells one of the tales from Scotlands History that led to the Treaty of Perpetual Peace and ultimately to the United kingdom. But the road to the marriage of the thistle and rose was more thorny than some might realise.
Bruce Fummey tells of James VI of Scotland and one of the most sordid tales from Scotlands history. It's not only a key date in British history, but has implications for Scottish American history.
Bruce Fummey tells Tales from Scotland's History and gives some tips for a history road trip to the Highlands with some Jacobite clan tales. Let's go on a Scottish history tour!
Bruce Fummey explains the events in the first 'Jacobite rebellion' leading up to The Battle of Killiecrankie and two great songs that followed. Links below to The Corries versions of Bonnie Dundee and Killicrankie.
Bruce Fummey helps you learn scottish history, as he tells the tale of King William of Scotland, one of the key dates in Scottish history and the events leading up to The Treaty of Falaise.
Bruce Fummey tells of a young lad born in Kirkcudbrightshire who became a national hero, or a depending on your nationality. We visit the house and the history of John Paul Jones.
Bruce Bruce Fummey tells an intriguing tale from one of the key dates in Scottish history and the intrigues of the parents of Robert the seventh Bruce
From The Wallace Monument in Stirling, Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey looks at the behaviour of Robert the Bruce leading up to The Noble's Revolt and Battle of Stirling Bridge 1297.
Bruce Fummey takes you to an unique monument to commemorate Scots who fought in the American Civil War
In They Even Took our Kilts: What Happened After Culloden Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey talks about The Act of Proscription, which was part of the post Culloden crackdown in The Highlands. It wasn't only weapons and kilts that were taken
Bruce Fummey tells the tale of Flora Macdonald after she had helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to France. Flora MacDonald must be one of the best known women from Scotlands past, yet most of us only know about one night of her life.
Bruce Fummey goes to Stirling Castle and Linlithgow Palace to give an introduction to James IV of Scotland, his birth, youth and how he came to the throne. In terms of Men from Scotland's past he is one of the most influential, though easily forgotte
Bruce Fummey tells one of the Tales from Scotlands History and includes one of the men from Scotlands past that's often forgotten. The Battle of Methven
Bruce Fummey links three of the tales from Scotlands History that are too often obscured. At the time of a discussion of Black Lives Matter. The debate about racial justice has often focused on controversial statues
Bruce Fummey talks about the greatest Scottish scientist as he takes a walk round the James Clerk Maxwell route in Edinburgh
Bruce Fummey explains the connection between a royal baby, the Jacobite rebellion, The Union between Scotland and England, Orangemen and Kate Middleton
Bruce Fummey commemorates the death of one of the great men from Scotlands past: our warrior king Robert the Bruce. He traces the last journey of Scotlands outlaw king from his home, to his resting place at Dunfermline Abbey.
Learn About Riots from Scottish History, Scottish history tour guides Bruce Fummey tells one of the tales from Scotlands History which has echos in today's world.
Bruce Fummey relates one of the key events leading to the Scottish reformation in his own innimitable style. Tales from Scotlands History told with a twist. Don't worry all the information's there to learn about Scottish history and smile as well
Bruce Fummey tells a tale from a key date in Scottish history, with events on the same day almost two centuries apart. Dunottar Castle is one of the most dramatic Castles spots in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle is certainly the most famous.
Bruce Fummey gives a potted history of one of the Kings that changed Scotland forever. Undoubtedly one of the great men from Scotlands past, maybe even one who made Scotland, but was he really King David of Scotland?
The Porteous Riots in The Grassmarket, Edinburgh is one of the tales from Scotlands past that is covered in Sir Walter Scott's novel Heart of Midlothian, but what is the background to The Porteous Riots?
Bruce Fummey tells a tale from Scotland's past and the roots of Scottish Wars of Independence. A key dates in Scottish history.
The Great debate between Bruce and Baliol. What caused Scottish wars of independence? Robert Bruce 5th lord ofAnnandale
Bruce Fummey talks questions of Scottish independence with one of the most horrific tales from Scotlands past. One of the first actions of the Scottish wars of independence and one of the most brutal massacres in Scottish history.
Bruce Fummey talks about Scottish independence questions, the history of the Stone of Destiny and the inauguration of Robert the Bruce as we discuss history at Scone Palace, at Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland on This Day in Scottish History.
Bruce Fummey explains how the schism in the Scottish church and the Free Church of Scotland led to the founding of Dunedin in New Zealand. An opportunity to smile about Scottish history and learn New Zealand history at the same time
Bruce Fummey, talks Scottish history and Ethel Macdonald. a genuine Motherwell hero , a woman from Scotlands past and volunteer of spanish civil war and one of the Scots of International Brigade . This is one of the stories from Scotlands history tha
Bruce Fummey tells you about King James I of Scotland. The Death of James I of Scotland is one of the duplicitous tales from Scotlands history.
Bruce Fummey tells tales from Scotland's history, about the Glencoe massacre. It's painted as a stain on Scottish history, on Campbell of Glenlyon, or a feud between MacDonalds and Campbells. Involvement went right up to William III and IV
Bruce Fummey has a smile about Scottish history as he tells tales from Scotlands past. We learn about Scottish history and how, on one of the key dates in Scottish history, the murder of John Comyn was a pivotal moment in the Robert the Bruce story
Who named Perth, where is Perth and why was Perth named Perth, how did most remote city in Australia come to be, and are there any similarities between Perth Scotland and Perth Australia? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey
Bruce Fummey uses some some Scottish humour and history to examine one of the key dates in Scottish history. Smile about scottish history, but learn about Scottish history at the same time.
Bruce Fummey talks about the Union in Scottish history
Bruce Fummey tells of the real robinson crusoe from whom Daniel Defoe got the idea for his blockbuster book. We also delve into the shady life of Daniel Defoe in Scotland at one of the key dates in scottish history. The time of The Act of Union 1707
Bruce Fummey tells an unique tale from Scotland's past which takes us from the small village of Muthill Perthshire to the palace in Morocco. One of those stories from Scotlands history that is both heart warming and sad in equal measure.
Bruce Fummey helps you learn about Scottish history as he tells tales from Scotland's history. He talks about the reasons behind James VIs signature of this deed, also known as The Kings Confession, from outside St John's Kirk
Bruce Fummey says a key date in Scottish history was also a key date in the history of newspapers in Scotland. Bruce outlines how the history of education in Scotland and how John Knox changed Scotland links to the birth of The Glasgow Herald newspap
Bruce Fummey tells tales from Scotlands history. He explains why Edinburgh has the One O'Clock Gun with some Scottish history and humour. Do you know how to measure longitude with a clock? Do you know what a Harrison clock is? Bruce Fummey explains t
Bruce Fummey pays tribute to Robert Burns in 25 january tradition in the Poets Bar Kenmore Hotel. He puts Burns in the context of The Scottish Enlightenment
Bruce Fummey gives a brief description of events leading up to the murder of James Stewart 1st Earl of Moray
The great Scottish aviator Captain Eric Winkle Brown was born 21st Jan so Bruce Fummey helps us smile at Scottish history with a tribute to Captain Winkle Brown, one of the men from Scotlands past.
Bruce Fummey tells of David II of Scotland and Edward Balliol, Scottish kings, the Bruces and the Baliols, The Battle of Dupplin Moor and The Second Wars of Independence. Let's smile about Scottish history