HMS Unicorn is a rare survivor. One of the oldest ships in the world still afloat and the oldest ship in Scotland, she was built in 1822 and has been in Dundee since 1873. Although she never saw active service she was used as a training ship throughout WWI and WWII. A truly remarkable relic from the Age of Sail her construction and history is unique.  

All events in our lecture series include an opportunity to meet the guest lecturer, coffee and cakes and a special tour of the Castle.

About the lecturer

Dr Billy Rough is HMS Unicorn's Learning and Engagement Officer. He is also the University of St Andrews School of Art History's Evening Degree Co-ordinator.

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Lauriston Castle Lecture Series

The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

Landing in Paradise

Landing in Paradise

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 10:30am

Explore what happened when the Vikings came to Scotland... 

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The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10:30am

Like all the chartered towns of Europe, Edinburgh had its guilds...

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