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In Focus

Eagles Rock At about 1.50 p.m. on Tuesday 25 August 1942, a Short Sunderland flying boat en route from the seaplane base at RAF Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth to RAF Reykjavik in Iceland inexplicably deviated from its planned course and flew into a hillside at Eagle's Rock in Caithness, three miles west of Dunbeath. Fourteen of the fifteen men on board at the time were killed. Amongst them was Prince George, the Duke of Kent, a younger brother of King George VI. ( More ...)

On This Day

25 August 1776: The death of David Hume, generally regarded as the most important philosopher ever to write in English.

25 August 1819: The death of James Watt, the engineer and inventor whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental in bringing about the industrial revolution.

25 August 1819: The birth in Glasgow of Allan Pinkerton, who would go on to found the Pinkerton Detective Agency in the United States.

25 August 1923: The birth in Dunfermline of Dorothy Dunnett, the historical novelist and portrait painter who would become an important figure on the Scottish arts and literary scene.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the sublime beach at Achmelvich, north of Lochinver on the west coast of Sutherland; and a view across the River Helmsdale of the village of Helmsdale, on the east coast of Sutherland.

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