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Museums for Family Historians – Military (General)


Scotland has a long tradition of defending its territory, both from external threats and in internal disputes over religion, territory and resources. Examples abound, and an excellent website for visitors has been created by Undiscovered Scotland at www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usscotfax/history/military.html. The following list covers museums relating to the Battle of Culloden (1746), the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) and […]

Museums for Family Historians – Mining & Quarrying


From the geology of Scotland its people have derived a wealth of raw materials, and some of these products are showcased in our musems today. Lead extraction reached a peak in the early 19th century. Every Scottish county had a lead mine but the principle mines lay at Leadhills, Wanlockhead, Alva, Strontian, Tyndrum and Minnigaff. […]