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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What's the story behind the Japanese first learning English? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, relates the tale of Ranald MacDonald... another Scottish story from Japan
One of a series of stories from The Battle of Bannockburn, that are often ignored or forgotten. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes you to another Bannockburn to tell you the story of Sir Marmeduke de Thweng
What is Scottish history and culture? Scots have migrated over the world. Four places stand out, and of them Dunedin in New Zealand more than most. Bruce Fummey visits Dunedin to ask: 'Are we, even at home, losing Scottish history?'
What was the most incredible migration story in Scottish history? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story of Norman MacDonald and people's of Sutherland across the globe.
Scottish history is often distorted by the prism we look through. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey goes to Perth Western Australia to examine another perspective on Scottish history.
Japanese scotch? How could that have happened? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story of Rita Cowan and how whisky came to Japan with a woman from Kirkintilloch.
Scotland's influence on Japan has been bigger than you might think. None more so than Thomas Blake Glover, the man known as 'The Scottish Samurai' But his path wasn't smooth. Bruce Fummey tells just one of the tales from the life of this Scotsman
Scotland had some famous pirates. This one was as colourful as he was complex and intriguing... and probably not from the era you'd imagine. Was he even Scottish? Bruce Fummey tells the tale of Scotland's most successful pirate
Mary Queen of Scots end famously executed by Elizabeth of England because she wanted to escape from her English prison. But was there ever an opportunity. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey visits two of the places she was held to find out.
The Bagpipes are quintessentially Scottish. Invented in Scotland, exclusively Scottish, in fact Highland Scottish. Scottish right? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, looks at the history of the Bagpipes
Tam O'Shanter is Robert Burns most famous poem. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, performs the poem in Burns' Cottage, the Alloway Kirkyard and the Tam O'Shanter pub in Ayr
Robert the Bruce and the Battle of Bannockburn are well known to every Scotsman, but there are still secrets to be revealed. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey reveals a series of the lesser known stories from the Battle of Bannockburn
Are Scottish Christmas traditions different from English? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey. Looks from John Knox and James VI to Cromwell, Covenanters and the divisions in the British Isles over Christmas celebrations
In Scottish history there are lots of famous battles and sieges. Bruce Fummey takes you to St Andrews Castle and Broughty Ferry Castle to tell the story of two of the longest and most dramatic sieges in the life of Mary Queen of Scots
Harley Davidson is an American Brand, right? It depends how far back in history you go. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey explains the tale of emigration and the history of motor bikes that puts the home of Harley Davidson is, in Agnus,
What Scottish king is named in Magna Carta... and how did it all pan out? It was thee furthest a Scottish army ever got invading England? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey crosses the border himself to tell the story on his Scottish history ch
In World Cup year Bruce Fummey looks back to the First ever international Football Match between Scotland and England at West of Scotland Cricket Ground... or was it?
So who were the American Gangers in the Scottish Highlands? Put prohibition and whisky production together and hey presto. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey takes you to oe of Scotland's smallest distilleries to tell the tale.
William Wallace is shrouded in mystery and clouded in romance. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes a look at five things most people won't have thought about this hero of the Scottish independence struggle
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey visits Peveril Castle to investigate one of the key dates in Scottish history. Was it another thing the English stole from the Scots... or was it just medieval politics? A bit of Scotland is missing
Scottish or West African DNA? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey shares the results of his family's DNA tests.
The Normans in Scotland were a defining influence. The Battle of Hastings and 1066 was past when David I brought Normans to Scotland. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, crosses the Channel to bring you the tale from Rouen Abbey to Dunfermline
Mary Queen of Scots spent more time than any other in an English prison. She didn't plan that... so when did she first realise that she was a prisoner in England? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story.
Shetland has some of the most incredible historic sites. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, visits Jarlshof to see 5000 year of history from Neolithic through Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish, Viking and Scots. Surely this IS our most incredible
William Wallace, Braveheart, victor of the Battle of Stirling Bridge... surely the greatest hero of Scottish medieval history... but how Scottish was he? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, goes to Stirling Bridge to discuss the background
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, finishes his travels on the Scotland England border with a visit to a memorial to Malcolm Canmore, one of the last Celtic kings on the English side of the border.
How Scottish are the British royal family? Should Prince William and Harry wear Scotland rugby shirts? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, meets historian Lars Cook at Stirling Castle to look at family trees that led to today's royal family
Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, Malcolm Canmore, David I, Alexander I... How do you become a Scottish king? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey explains the selection process and inauguration of Scottish kings at Scone with help of Max Miller
Vikings in Scotland settled in various places, but which is the MOST Viking place in Scotland? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey meets archaeologist Chris Tait to find out about Scottish Vikings
William Wallace is a hero of Scottish independence, right? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey walks to the top of the Wallace Monument to reveal that it's really a celebration of the United Kingdom and British Empire
Can St Cuthbert Bridge the Scotland England border ?
The story of the world war two heroes of the Shetland Bus. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey visits Shetland to tell the tale of heroic Norwegian Fisherman turned World War Two spies carrying out clandestine operations across the North Sea
The Iron age Broch of Mousa is the most unique and magical place to visit. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey continues his exploration of Shetland with a boat trip to Mousa Broch.
Is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scottish? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, shares some of his own experiences and recommendations as he delves into more recent Scottish history to tell you the story of The Edinburgh Fringe
There's no place quite like Shetland. Vikings, Up Helly Aa, history, archaeology and culture. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, spent some time there to bring you the unique history of these islands. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did
Bagpipes are an essential to Highland culture. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, tells the story of MacCrimmon's Lament, but asks is there a sadder tale still?
Glencoe is one of THE places to visit in Scotland.There's beauty and a story of hard work that can take you from rags to riches and romance along the way. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you to one of his favourite places
The Roman Empire in Scotland. Were we conquered? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey takes you to a Roman turf Fort and a Pictish hillfort and the Antonine Wall to talk about the Romans in Britain from a Scottish point of view....
Say Clearances and you think of Highlanders giving way for sheep. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, explains that the clearances started very differently indeed
Take the Union Canal to the Falkirk Wheel. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you on an historical canal boat journey to tell you the story of the Union Canal and how we got to the Falkirk Wheel
cotland history tour guide, Bruce Fummey and his family to take DNA tests. The result was more surprising than he expected
The Scots Dyke is the last line on the Scotland England Border. Scotland history tour guide takes on the challenge to find his way along this frontier.
Did you know that Scotland was the world's first oil state? Have you heard of James Paraffin Young? Did you know that mass production of oil and by-products started in West Lothian? Bruce Fumey takes you on the Shale Trail
Rosslyn Chapel... home of knights Templar, The Da Vinci Code and more. It's definitely one of the must see places in Scotland and Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, gained exclusive access to tell you some of its history.
In a week when the Ukraine and Russia conflict saw British citizens are captured fighting for Ukraine, Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey turned his thoughts to James Keith who ran Ukraine for Russia and sold his sword to several princes.
The kilt, Scottish Highland dress is surrounded by rules and expectations, but who's are they? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey visits a traditional kilt maker and looks at the history and rules of the kilt.
Scotland has some fantastic must see places. Sadly people often miss out on some of the gems because they get caught up in the tourist traps. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey shows you some of the must see places in and around Bathgate
Is Bruce Fummey Black? Scottish African tour guide, Bruce Fummey, was presented with this question, so he discusses his family tree and took a DNA test to find out.
Romans in Britain built Hadrian's Wall. It's often cited as the Scotland England border. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey visits Hadrian's Wall to ask some questions about Roman intentions, current perceptions and the nature of barriers.
Heard of Tam O' the Binns? In the heart of Scotland, West Lothian is a wealth of stories and places to visit. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey visited House of Binns to tell you the story of this incredible character.
Scots Irish, Ulster Scots, British, Irish, Ulster plantations. Bruce Fummey, discusses the effects most noted in the north of Ireland, but which were part the process of ethnic cleansing by James VI that started in Scotland
The Battle of Flodden on the Scotland England border was the worst disaster in Scottish military history. As he continues his travels on the Scottish English border, Bruce Fummey travels to the battlefield to tell the tale
Coldstream is on the Scotland England Border, yet The Coldstream Guards are a London regiment. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey, visits Coldstream to explain how this English regiment got a Scottish name.
A Scotland England Border tour with Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey, visiting Norham Castle to find out what happened when Edward I of England (Longshanks) came to arbitrate in the Great Cause between Robert Bruce and John Baliol
James VI was determined to get rid of Gaelic language and culture. In a series of videos Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story of the Statutes of Iona, the Irish plantations in Ireland and and today... The Fife Adventurers
James VI was determined to get rid of Gaelic language and culture both sides of the Irish sea. In a series of videos Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the story of The Fife Adventurers, the Irish plantations and The Statutes of Iona
The Scottish nation are an mix of many peoples. Bruce Fummey looks at some of the peoples who made Scotland: The Scots, the Britons, the Angles, the Picts, the Vikings, but in this episode Bruce looks at folks who left Scotland's shores...
Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey tells the tale or Robert the Bruce, his brother Edward and their invasion of Ireland in opposition to Edward II of England during the Scottish wars of Independence
The Scottish nation are an mix of many peoples. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey looks at some of the peoples who made Scotland: The Scots, the Britons, the Angles, the Picts and in this episode... the Vikings
Glencoe... one of the saddest, yet most beautiful paces in Scotland. The Massare that took place there is often misunderstood, so Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes you to the National Trust For Scotland Visitor centre to understand
Scottish accents without The Broons and Oor Wullie? Impossible. That's what one of our viewers said. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, reminisces about these stables of Scottish culture
People seldom talk about the Lowland Clearances. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, visits the Lanarkshire industrial town of Airdrie to talk about the overarching chances that came with Clearance in the Lowlands.
Thomas Blake Glover was the Scottish samurai and the Scotsman who made Japan. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey explains how this Fraserburgh born lad became the driving force behind the modernisation of Japan
Scots Language, Scottish accents, English slang? As Burns night approaches Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, talks about the history of oor mither tongue.
Mary Queen of Scots had tragedies in her life, but what was the worst week ever... and how would you have coped with a week like that? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey
Linlithgow is a Scottish town crammed with history. Some of that history has brought modern day debate. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, brings the past and present together to address the controversy of the Black Bitch
Hogmanay and New Year 's Day was always a special time in Scotland. So why was a Scottish New Year special and how has it changed over the years? Scottish History Tour Guide Bruce Fummey talks to two people from Leith in the Wee Museum of Memory
Did you know there's a town in England that belongs to Scotland? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, travels south to investigate the reasons why and ask the question: 'Does it matter?'
Culloden is often seen as the end of the Jacobite cause. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey goes to Ruthven Barracks to tell the tale of when the Jacobite cause finally came to an end at The Battle of Quiberon Bay.
avid Livingstone meets Henry Morgan Stanley. It's a story of legend, but Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey reveals what they don't say about the meeting between two African explorers and Lanarkshire doctors.
Suffragettes and Suffragists, what's the difference and what role did Scottish women play in the fight for women's suffrage and votes for women? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey tells the story of Suffragettes from a Scottish point of view
John Law: credited with inventing money and bankrupting France in the Mississipi bubble; also convicted of murder and suggested a solution to the post Darien capital crisis that could have saved Scotland from The Union. Bruce Fummey tells the tale
The Battle of Culloden. Key to Scottish history, but Bruce Fummey discusses what they don't' say about it. Bruce looks at the wider European and Global events during the Jacobite uprisings to make sense of Culloden. More than an episode of Outlander
The Alamo siege is something most of us have heard about, but how many of you know about the Scotsman who played bagpipes there? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, traces John MacGregor from Highland Perthshire to The Alamo in San Antonio
Bruce Fummey examines coal slavery in Scotland
When Robert the Bruce won at Bannockburn it wasn't all over. One of the biggest challenges was the English occupation of Berwick on Tweed. Scottish History Tour Guide Bruce, Fummey tells of Robert the Bruce's attempts to take it back.
Bruce Fummey tells the stoy of the first ever police murder in Scotland
The Picts are possibly this channel's most requested, yet most mysterious people in Scottish history. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey takes you to Scotland's biggest hillfort to tell you where The Picts fit in to the story of the Scottish p
Haggis Hunting Dogs are sometimes seen as a joke, but they were key for our Scottish ancestors and culture. Bruce Fummey explains the history of the haggis hunting dog, the best tasting haggis and his concerns about modern farm reared haggis
The Declaration of Arbroath is Scotland's origin story and declaration of Scottish independence rolled into one, but Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey takes you to Arbroath Abbey to think about it in a way you probably never have before.
Scottish and Americain folks have many bonds that tie them, but disaster too. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes us to Islay to tell the tale of the Scottish American disaster with the sinking of SS Tuscania and the HMS Otranto
Talk Scottish history and you think of clans and warriors, but who was the Father of Clans? Bruce Fummey takes you to Finlaggan to tell how Somerled and his sons created so many of the names you'll associate with Highland Scottish clans
Mary Queen of Scots and Scottish English conflict were never far apart, but Bruce Fummey visits Pinkie Cleugh and Carberry Hill to show just how closely intertwined were marital relations and the last Scottish English battle
Inchcolm is an island, an abbey and it’s dripping with Scottish history. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, takes us on a boat trip to tell us some of the history of the Island
The historic village of Culross is famed as a Scottish Outlander location set, but what other history lies behind the 17th Century Fife Village?
The Covenanters and the Jacobites were two opposites in Scottish history, but they depended on each other and were inextricably linked. Bruce Fummey takes you to St Giles Cathedral and Greyfriars Cemetery to give you a glimpse of the story.
Did you know that the first assassination in history was related to Mary Queen of Scots? Bruce Fummey, delves into the life of Mary Queen of Scots, her brother James Stewart Earl of Moray and civil and family strife in Scottish history
The Battle of Bannockburn is a seminal event in Scottish history, but the Picts faced their own Bannockburn at Dun Nechtain or Nechtainsmere. Bruce Fummey looks at the parallels between these two defining battles in Scottish history
Jacobite stories seldom come without baggage of belief, especially in the world of Outlander and modern say politics. Scottish history Tour guide tells a Jacobite story affecting his own home town
Which is the best castle in Scotland? Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey takes you on a Scottish castle tour to give an insight into what makes Stirling Castle special for a day out in Scotland.
The Scottish people are a mix. Scotland was formed from Scots, Picts, Vikings, Britons and Angles. In his series on who made the Scottish people, Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, looks at The Angles
Is Lindisfarne Abbey, in Northumberland, Scottish or English? It's probably not as straightforward as you think. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey explains how the monetary came to be established
The Porteous Riots are a part of Scottish history that inadvertently gave the name to one of the Edinburgh football teams. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey, tells the story where it happened in Edinburgh's Grassmarket at Royal Mile
Scottish clans; clan raids, clan battles, tartan, targe and claymore. So what was the last clan raid in Scotland like. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey goes to Elgin to tell the tale of Clan Grant and Clan MacDuff.
The Scotland England border was settled over centuries of clashes in the history of Scotland. Some are some more surprising than others. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey explains two unusual quirks of the Scottish English border.
Kilmartin Glen has to be one of the most astonishing places in Scottish history. Lochs, and glens, pre-historic standing stones and cairns, Dunadd hilfort, canals, cleared highland villages and more. Bruce Fummey takes you on a fly through the glen
The Britons were one of five groups who were the foundation of the Scottish people. Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey explains, as he visits Dumbarton Castle, ( Alt Clut ) and Govan Old Church to find out about the Strathclyde Britons.
Kinmont Willie Armstrong was one of the most notorious border reivers. Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey gives a taste of his story from Gilnockie Tower, the Scottish Borders and Carlisle Castle
Who were the border reivers? Who was Johnny Armstrong? Why did James V care?
Scottish history tour guide Bruce Fummey tells the story of Johnny Armstrong from the Clan Armstrong Centre at Gilnockie Tower
Scots aren't one thing, so who made the Scottish people? Scottish history tour guide, Bruce Fummey looks at the four kingdoms and five peoples who were the basis of Scotland. This episode looks at The Scots