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In Focus

Ettrick Kirk There has been a church at Ettrick in the Scottish Borders for at least 800 years. By the late 1600s the village had some 50 houses, though the population declined rapidly from 1700, when many tenants were cleared by the laird. The focus of community life in Ettrick today remains the kirk, which lies at the western end of the settlement. Today's kirk was built in 1824 though in part it seems to reuse material from an earlier church, including a memorial stone dated 1619. ( More ...)

On This Day

10 December 1824: The birth in Huntly of George MacDonald, the church minister who became an early author of fantasy fiction.

10 December 1912 The birth in Siberia of of Vera Eriksen, a German spy (and a British double-agent) who landed in Scotland in September 1940.

10 December 1928: The death in London of Charles Rennie Mackintosh the hugely influential architect and design icon.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Inveraray Castle, a magnificent chateau that would look as much at home in the Loire Valley as it does in Argyll; and the beautiful Isle of Whithorn, which is no longer an isle, in Dumfries & Galloway,

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Scottish Resources

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