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In Focus

Biggar Gasworks Biggar Gasworks is a remarkable survivor. Standing beside the Biggar Burn on Gas Works Road, which runs north from the western end of Biggar High Street, it is Scotland's last remaining plant in which town gas was produced from coal. On a day to day basis, the museum is administered by the Biggar Museums Trust, as one of a number of excellent museums they run in the town. It is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. ( More ...)

On This Day

26 August 1565: Mary Queen of Scots leads an army out of Edinburgh to supress a rebellion led by her half brother James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, who is opposed to her marriage. She puts the rebellion to flight in what becomes known as the Chaseabout Raid.

26 August 1875: The birth in Perth of John Buchan, the lawyer and politician who became Governor General of Canada, and is most widely remembered as a prolific author of a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books,

26 August 1901: Eight coal miners and rescuers are killed in the Donibristle mining disaster in Fife when the mine is overwhelmed by an inflow of soft peat.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the stunning view from Isleornsay on Skye over the Sound of Sleat towards the mountains of Knoydart on the mainland; and Lennoxlove House near Haddington in East Lothian.

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