Clan chief’s buckle found at Culloden?

The National Trust for Scotland has found a shoe buckle at the site of the Battle of Culloden, and has suggested that it may have belonged to clan chief Donald Cameron of Lochiel. Grapeshot was found at the same spot, which tallies with the known cause of his death. [@N_T_S]

Antonine Wall exhibition visits Bo’ness

A temporary exhibition, ‘Antonine Wall: Beyond the Boundaries’, is now open at Kinneil House in Bo’ness – the wall runs near the 16th century house managed by Historic Environment Scotland, and the exhibition explores the Roman influence in central Scotland. [@HistEnvScot]

People’s Palace, Glasgow to close for major revamp

The People’s Palace in Glasgow, showcasing the city’s social history, will close on 14 April for a major refurbishment of the museum and the Winter Gardens glasshouse. A ‘last chance to see’ exhibition is now on; the work is expected to take 16 months. [@glasgowmuseums]

Neolithic cursus being uncovered in Arran

Work has started to uncover what is Britain’s only known complete Neolithic cursus. Five years after its discovery, archaeologists at Glasgow University are now working at the large site – long – at Drumadoon on Arran, near the Machrie Moor stone circle. [Yahoo News. Picture: HES]

New exhibition on Georgian clothing

Dressing the Georgians is a new exhibition at the King’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, starting on 22 March. It features Georgian clothing across all strata of society, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court. [@RCT]

Drinking cup of ‘Robinson Crusoe’ goes on show

The drinking cup of the original Robinson Crusoe and a bridle used by Sir Walter Scott to ride his favourite pony are now on display at the author’s home, thanks to loans from National Museums Scotland. Other new additions to the free exhibition, in Abbotsford’s Visitor Centre, include a fragment of curtain from Scott’s home … Read more

Data: Scottish Highland Poor Law records

New at Findmypast: Find out if your Highland ancestors fell on hard times with more than 9,000 new poverty relief records. These detailed transcripts can reveal a wide range of information about your ancestors, a description of the relief they received, location, their occupation, residence, earnings, the names and earnings of their relatives, how poor … Read more