The University of Sunderland has closed its history faculty after just 14 students wanted to study the subject this year.
It was the start of September – the 3rd to be exact – 1939 and most people were starting to think about the run up to Christmas, which was 16 weeks away but would come round so quickly.
In pictures: National gallery unveils astonishing exhibition of 100 years of pictures capturing changing face of Scotland
If a picture is worth 1000 words, then the images in the MacKinnon Collection say more than a library full of history books.
The curtains have been going up on pantomimes all over Scotland for nearly 150 years – and today they remain as popular as ever.
The new Conservative Prime Minister claims the country is paralysed by a controversial Eurosceptic trade deal.
The heated debate about fracking began relatively recently in the UK, but the roots of the technique can be dated back to the 1860s.
It is a savage, brutal episode in Scotland’s history and largely forgotten.
Elizabeth I and Cleopatra are perhaps the most recognisable, but a new book, Warriors And Wenches, details some of the lesser-known women who made their mark on history.
I could feel the adrenaline pumping. My hands were sweaty, I forgot how to count and I lost the power of speech.
A neighbour saw my dad in the newsreel and ran to tell my mum… that’s how we discovered he was still alive
Flickering in and out of focus on her local cinema screen, Ellen Watters picked her husband’s face out of the crowd of black and white figures crammed into a prisoner of war camp.
Torn apart by war as the world was riven by conflict, only words on a page kept their young love alive.