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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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Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Isle of Bute The Isle of Bute is only 15 miles by 5 and yet has much to offer the visitor. Its main town, Rothesay, is a Victorian resort linked to the mainland by ferry from Wemyss Bay. What makes it particularly attractive is that it has not succumbed to the sense of faded splendour that so often afflicts such towns. As a result you get a feel for what its builders really had in mind. Rothesay also boasts its very own circular castle. ( More ...)

On This Day

30 July 1925: The birth in Glasgow of Alexander Trocchi, remembered as a novelist who became a contributor to the "beat generation" in the USA.

30 July 1938: The children's comic "The Beano" is first published.

31 July 1547: French naval forces in support of the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots bombard St Andrews Castle and capture the Protestant rebels. These include John Knox, who is sent to become a galley-slave.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Buachaille Etive Beag & Buachaille Etive Mor as seen from Glen Etive; and the magnificent collection of Pictish stones in the Historic Environment Scotland museum in Meigle, in Perthshire.

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