The historical novelist was one of the greatest Scottish writers of the twentieth century.
Hurricane 'Low Q' killed 21 people and damaged 250,000 homes across Scotland in January 1968.
Learn how some lucky Scottish brides found their stylish wedding dress despite wartime rationing
Learn more about Muriel Spark and other Scottish authors born in 1918
Discover Glasgow through Maps and Plans spanning 250 years on ScotlandsPeople
More than 2,400 maps, plans and drawings have been added to the ScotlandsPeople site
Explore Scotland as you search for your ancestors.
Newly-discovered letters shed light on Robert Burns’ family, Excise career and radical political opinions
Learn about the lives of Alberto Morrocco, Anna MacLeod and Hugh Malcolm - all born in 1917
Read about the weddings of three allied servicemen in Scotland in 1942