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History of Scotland in 25 Objects

VisitScotlandChristyVisitScotlandChristy Member, VisitScotland Staff
I'm sure everyone loves exploring Scotland and finding out more about the history of Scotland as it is the year of History, Heritage & Archaeology!

The history of Scotland is extremely fascinating to find out about!

Did you know Dolly the Sheep, the first animal to be cloned from an adult cell was created in Roslin Institute outside of Edinburgh?

Or Scotland holds one of the worlds oldest footballs that was discovered in Mary Queen of Scots Chamber in 1981 which was made from pigs bladder and covered in cow leather (lovely!) It can be found at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling.

Check out our E-Book on the History of Scotland in 25 Objects!

What objects do you think should be in there?


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Did you also know that the modern game of "Golf" has it's origins in Scotland. Unlike the very well marketed town of St Andrews, The home of Golf, the game of Golf was actually first played at Musselburgh Links Golf Course near Edinburgh. This happens to be the oldest Golf Course in the world that is still being played upon. It also happens to be the venue of several Open Championships.
    The size of the modern sized hole was also first founded at Musselburgh Links Golf Course. I feel that it is about time that the rest of the world acknowledges this fact.
    Best regards
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