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A photo of ancient bottles of whisky on a green surfaced table next to a banknote

Lost bottles of whisky from 1940s shipwreck resurface in house on Scottish island

Two whisky bottles which sank with a steamer 75 years ago have resurfaced following a tip-off by a long-serving archivist on an island on the edge of the Inner Hebrides.

a photo of a man standing on the front above the buffers of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive

In Pictures: Flying Scotsman returns to steam for the first time in a decade

Flying Scotsman is back in steam for the first time in a decade as the legendary locomotive is brought back to life to showcase the science behind steam to new generations.

A photo of a series of brown books containing the history of Aberdeen

Shipwrecks and stolen cloth: Scots could have treated pirates of medieval Europe leniently

A set of court papers from as far back as the 14th century portrays Aberdeen as an important trade centre in medieval Europe whose leaders may have taken a lenient view of pirates.

A black and white photo of a mother and her children reading a letter in 1916

Object of the Week: The family of a 16-year-old World War One hero learn of his posthumous honour

This is the moment when the mother of John Travers Cornwell – otherwise known as Jack or Boy Cornwell – was informed that he would receive a posthumous Victoria Cross.

A black and white photo of explorer James Wordie wearing glasses with a thick beard

Relatives of Shackleton explorer retrace Antarctic journey to fund digitisation of his diaries

Next week, a dozen relatives of James Wordie - the Chief Scientific Officer on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition in 1915 - will follow in his footsteps, raising money to digitise his......

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Tickets for return of Flying Scotsman to go on sale to public as steam legend nears return

Tickets to ride with the Flying Scotsman go sale on Friday as the steam legend prepares to reprise its record-breaking journey between London and York next February.

a colour photo of Flying Scotsman steaming past a signal box

Flying Scotsman 2016 exhibitions and inaugural run details released by National Railway Museum

Two exhibitions and first details of an inaguarl run have been announced by the National Railway Museum for the return of Flying Scotsman in February 2016.

A colour photograph of the Flying Scotsman in green livery at a railway station

National Railway Museum announces plans for 2016 return of Flying Scotsman

The National Railway Museum in York has today announced its outline programme for the long-awaited return of steam celebrity Flying Scotsman to the tracks in 2016.

A photo of female sailor Mary Lang at sea as part of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall's Mermaids exhibition

Mermaids: Women at Sea, Maritime Museum uncovers the hidden histories of seafaring heroines

From maritime adventurer Mary Lang to the Mermaid of Zennor, The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall is celebrating seafaring heroines with a major autumn exhibition.

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