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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

Islay The Isle of Islay is the most southerly of the Western Isles. It measures about 25 miles from north to south by 20 miles from east to west, and forms an irregular shape that defies easy description. Much of the east side of the island is remote, inaccessible and hilly, and Islay has a high point of 491m or 1610ft at Beinn Bheigier. At its nearest approach Islay is separated from the Mull of Kintyre by 15 miles of sea, while to its north east is the Isle of Jura. ( More ...)

On This Day

23 January 1570: The Regent, the Earl of Moray, is shot and killed at Linlithgow by an assailant hiding in the home of the Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews.

23 January 1871: The death in New Zealand of Thomas Burns, the Presbyterian church minister from Ayrshire who became an early European settler and religious leader in New Zealand.

24 January 1446: The "Battle of Arbroath" takes place over who will succeed to the post of "Bailie of the Regality" at Arbroath Abbey. As many as 600 people are said to have been killed.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of beautiful Melrose Abbey, one of the four great abbeys of the Scottish Borders; and a view of Sandwood Bay in north west Sutherland, in our view the most magnificent beach in the UK.

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Scottish Resources

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