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THE UN-PEACEFUL PEACE: SCOTLAND AND THE US IN THE POST-WAR PERIOD

The official opening of the League of Nations in 1920. The decision of the United States not to join the League was a source of tension between Britain and America
President Warren Harding. His presidency marked the beginning of the conservative republican ascendancy of the 1920s, the policies of which were characteristic of postwar anxiety
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FROM THE EDITOR
Those of us who lived through the Second World War
NEWS
VICTORIAN ERA GLASS PHOTOGRAPH SLIDES RESCUED FROM SKIP
Remarkable images of pioneers boring through rocky mountainsides during the construction of the Katrine aqueduct have been rescued from a skip as work takes place on refurbishment of the aqueduct
Newly-discovered Mary Queen of Scots letters shed light on life in 16th-century Edinburgh
Newly-discovered Mary Queen of Scots letters shed light
Radiocarbon dates from Coldingham confirm location of 7th-century monastery
A team of archaeologists who have been working on a project to locate the remains of Coldingham monastery in Berwickshire have revealed the results of their first set of radiocarbon dates
New focus on the battle of Stirling Bridge
The National Wallace Monument has released new visuals
WAR POETS TRAIL
This month Neil McLennan takes a new approach to his hidden histories explorations, introducing a thematic trail that takes in newly-installed memorials to the country’s war poets
IN-DEPTH FEATURES
SCOTLAND’S GREAT WAR MEMORIALS
Dr J.J. Smyth and Dr Michael Penman discuss Scottish Great War memorials, asking what the huge volume and diversity of memorialisation projects can tell us about the way Scots sought to remember and commemorate their dead in the immediate aftermath of war
The lasting effect of the First World War on CRIME IN SCOTLAND
Re-assessing the link between war-service and crime in the post-1918 period, Cameron McKay demonstrates that many Scottish veterans had difficulty readjusting to civilian life, leading to a rise in both petty and serious criminality
Making it new interwar literature
Dr Margery Palmer McCulloch explores the ‘Scottish renaissance’, an outpouring of literature in the years between the two World Wars, producing a rich body of work from numerous authors that is still appreciated almost a century later
DESOLATION OR NEW DEAL? THE HIGHLANDS IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD
Professor Ewen Cameron explores the experience of the Scottish highlands between 1918 and the late 1930s, a period of sustained discussion about the economic and cultural future of a region reeling from the aftershocks of the First World War
Going back to yesterday: the legacy of war
Reflecting on the various ways in which the centenary of the First World War was commemorated in text, Dr Catriona M.M. Macdonald argues that we are developing a new, more democratic narrative of the conflict, putting the people of Scotland, and their stories, centre-stage.
ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS
The salvage sites of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow
As the centenary of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet approaches, Kevin Heath, Malcolm Thomson, Sandra Henry, Mark Littlewood and Paul Sharman take a look at how the underwater wrecks have been explored and salvaged over the decades
FEATURES
LOUISE & LORNE: A ground-breaking royal marriage
This May marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Margaret Brecknell explores the marriage of Victoria’s daughter Louise – a match that went against the strict conventions of the time
THE MITCHELL LIBRARY’S BLACK BENEFACTOR: The brief life of Louis Edward Campbell
Morag Cross tells the story of how the son of a Glaswegian merchant, born to an African mother on a Caribbean island just after the abolition of slavery, went on to become one of the benefactors of Glasgow’s Mitchell library
REGULARS… IN EVERY ISSUE
Women registrars in Scotland
Dr Tristram Clarke examines what an historic photograph can reveal about the rise of women registrars in Scotland
history SCOTLAND PLUS…
Captain Robert Pincarton and Darien
A foot soldier of Empire
Ben Fanstone delves into the life of James Taylor and his inluence on the development of Ceylon’s exports
Battle of Prestonpans
Martin Margulies enjoys a reappraisal of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans
New analysis
HelenYoung explores a fresh account of early modern Edinburgh and the influences of the Scottish Enlightenment
Living history
Experience history first-hand with our pick of outdoor
THE BATTLE OF GLENSHIEL
Peter Tillemans’The Battle of Glenshiel is based on eye-witness accounts of the battle and features figures including Rob Roy MacGregor and General Joseph Wightman
Spotlight on… Tullibody History Group
Tullibody is one of Scotland’s oldest villages, with
Burial records
Ken Nisbet of the Scottish Genealogy Society shares his expert tips for finding an ancestor’s burial records online
TREASURES OF THE SCOTTISH HISTORY SOCIETY
Dr Annie Tindley spotlights a collection of strike bulletins that highlight the high level of engagement from the population of Scotland in the general strike of 1926
Tales of the past
We talk to Jackie Lee, director of Artemis Scotland, about her work in providing heritage interpretation via costumed characters using storytelling techniques to engage visitors at historic attractions