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16 Captain Robert Pincarton:

Darien survivor The tale of the man whose skill, bravery and fortitude arguably make him the closest thing Darien ever produced to a national hero

28 The politics of population:

understanding Scottish emigration in a post-war, post-imperial context An analysis of the nature of Scottish emigration in the post-war period, showing a complex picture bound up with the economic and policy objectives of the British government

38 Michael Davitt’s second highland tour Dr Brain Casey explores the visit to the highlands of the Irish radical Michael Davitt in April 1887, during which he urged crofters to agigate for social and political reform

46 Margaret Tudor: an English queen New research on the life of

Margaret Tudor, the controversial wife of James IV, a woman whose turbulent career as a dowager unfairly earned her a poor reputation


8 Wild and Majestic A major exhibition on Romantic visions of Scotland

22 An earthquake in the kirk The ten-year conflict that resulted in a catastrophic split in the Church of Scotland

24 A Scotsman at Versailles A new assessment of the life and legacy of James Duncan, a little-known Scot at the 1919 Paris peace conference

52 The house that never forgot... An Aberdeenshire house that was the home of a remarkable woman who changed tragedy into triumph


6 History news Bonnie Prince Charlie reconstruction,

burgh records inspire video game design

12 The first foresters

A new project linking our ancient wildwood with Neolithic pioneers

14 Summer of archaeology

A round-up of digs and events to enjoy this summer


27 Ten minutes on... Scotland’s colony of Nova Scotia

45 In the next issue A sneak peek at our Sep/Oct issue, on sale 10 August

55 National Records of Scotland Exploring records of the Harry Lauder

Million Pound Fund

57 Book reviews

A new volume on Scottish ghosts

60 Events

Your guide to events around the country in July and August

54 Henry Benedict Stuart Rare Stuart vestments on display at

Blairs Museum

62 National Galleries Scotland A study of the painting

Oldhamstocks Fair

58 ‘Old Fox’ maps now online News of a new collection of 400 historic

Highland maps, including estates forfeited by Simon Fraser, the ‘Old Fox


11 Excavations at Gairloch Uncovering the secrets of a former agricultural community

64 Family and local history

Using birthplaces clues for family history

65 The Darien Scheme A volume exploring the ill-fated expedition of the late 1690s

66 Final Word Gordon Morrison of ASVA on the future of tourism

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