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Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace Mary Queen of Scots lived from 8 December 1542 to 8 February 1587 and was Queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. Mary is the most intriguing, most studied, and most famous of all Scottish monarchs: probably because she showed herself to be the most human. Though styled "Queen of Scots" she was briefly also Queen of France, and could all so easily also have become what she was seen by many: the rightful Queen of England. ( More ...)

On This Day

8 December 1174: King William I, William the Lion, signs the Treaty of Falaise to secure his release from English captivity. This gives control of key Scottish castles to the English and acknowledges Henry II of England as his feudal superior.

8 December 1542: Marie de Guise, gives birth to a daughter, Mary Queen of Scots, at Linlithgow Palace.

8 December 1959: The lifeboat RNLB Mona, based at Broughty Ferry, capsizes in a storm in St Andrews Bay with the loss of all eight crew.

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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Scottish Resources

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