The National:

WE’VE heard a fair bit lately about how the royal family like to dabble with a bit of editing now and again. 

But perhaps whoever is in charge of their website should take a closer look at the page telling us about the history of the Order of the Thistle.

The award is the “highest honour in Scotland”. The order comprises 16 knights or ladies and the monarch is the Sovereign of the Order, so any appointments are his "personal gift".

It recognises Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life.

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Most recently King Charles appointed Prince Edward to the Order and last year Queen Camilla was brought into it, a move which was described as “cronyism with a crown on top” by republicans.

If you want to find out more about the history of the honour, you can read a whole page about it on the royal family website.

But you look closely at this (below), you may notice a couple of incorrect dates about a Scottish king.

The National:

It states it is possible that a Royal Order may have been founded by James III and then tells us this King reigned from 1488 to 1513.

It would be pretty tricky for James III to be on the throne for 25 years from 1488 given he died in that exact year.

It would seem the dates correspond with the reign of his successor James IV, who inherited the throne aged 15 from his father James III.

Getting the dates of Scottish kings lives wrong on your official website surely can’t be good way to try and mend relationships with the Scottish public…