Belfast Telegraph

Scottish history timeline: From Edward I to the referendum on independence

This September, Scottish people go to the polls to decide whether to remain part of the United Kingdom – as they have been for over 300 years – or return to their former status as an independent nation. Here we trace the sometimes bloody history of Britain's northernmost land, its emergence as a nation of intellect and industry, and its relationship – formerly hostile, now (mostly) harmonious – with England.