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Hello, and welcome to Undiscovered Scotland, the ultimate online guide to Scotland. The site is a combination of visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory, and aims to show you what the country is really like.

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In Focus

Royal Highland Show In late June each year the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston, near Edinburgh Airport, throws open its gates for the Royal Highland Show. The show is run by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Founded in 1784, the Society aims to promote the regeneration of rural Scotland by showcasing the best that Scotland has to offer. And if visitor numbers are anything to go by, the message is getting through loud and clear. ( More ...)

On This Day

22 June 1679: Covenanters gather at Bothwell, near the River Clyde. Meanwhile the government gathers its forces under the Duke of Monmouth. The two sides meet at the Battle of Bothwell Brig (Bridge) and the Covenanters are routed with the loss of 800 killed and twice as many taken prisoner.

22 June 1680: Radical Presbyterian Richard Cameron enters Sanquhar with a group of armed followers and makes the Sanquhar Declaration, denouncing King Charles II.

22 June 1861: The death while fighting a fire in London of James Braidwood, who founded the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh and pioneered the science of modern fire-fighting.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the lovely Dundrennan Abbey, a Historic Environment Scotland property in Dumfries & Galloway; and a view across Upper Loch Torridon of the majestic Beinn Alligin.

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