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In Focus

The Battle of Harlaw On a minor road just two miles north west of the centre of Inverurie stands the imposing monument erected in 1911 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw, fought nearby on 24 July 1411. The Battle of Harlaw was the culmination of steadily growing conflict about who had legitimate claim to the powerful Earldom of Ross, which controlled a vast swathe of northern Scotland extending from the Isle of Skye to Inverness. ( More ...)

On This Day

24 July 1394: Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, the Wolf of Badenoch dies, according to legend after playing chess with the devil at Ruthven Castle.

24 July 1411: At the Battle of Harlaw, 20 miles north west of Aberdeen, the highland army of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles meets the lowland army of Alexander, Earl of Mar, son of the Wolf of Badenoch.

24 July 1567: Lords Ruthven and Lindsay visit Mary Queen of Scots and insist she abdicates immediately or be killed. She abdicates.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Corgarff Castle, standing in a wild and lonely spot at the head of Strathdon in Aberdeenshire; and a view of the south east shore of Loch Awe from the Taychreggan Hotel in Argyll.

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