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Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

St Magnus Cathedral The building of St Magnus Cathedral was started in Kirkwall in 1137 by the Norse Earl Rognvald. He came to Orkney with the express intention of reclaiming rights lost by his uncle, Earl Magnus of Orkney and to build a church of stone to celebrate his uncle's Sainthood. The original church forms the basis of the choir of today's Cathedral, and on its completion St Magnus's remains were brought here and interred in a column. ( More ...)

On This Day

29 July 1548: A French fleet rescues Mary Queen of Scots from Dumbarton and returns with her to France.

29 July 1565: Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin Lord Darnley in a Catholic wedding.

29 July 1567: One year old Charles James is crowned King James VI of Scotland in a Protestant ceremony in the Church of the Holy Rude, close to Stirling Castle.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are an external view of the magnificent Drum Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property in Aberdeenshire; and the island of Rum, seen from its eastern side in the light of an October dawn.

Random Links

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Scottish Resources

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