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Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbright is a fascinating and genuinely pretty Scottish town. Attractive and well kept houses and shops in white or pastel colours vie for attention along its broad streets. And buildings like Broughton House and MacLellan's Castle add still further to the overall impression. All you'd need for the complete effect would be a working harbour well stocked with boats: and Kirkcudbright has one of those too. ( More ...)

On This Day

25 October 1268: The death of John Balliol. He was a leading Anglo-Scottish noble, husband of Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, father of one Scottish King, John Balliol, and the grandfather of another, Edward Balliol.

25 October 1514: The death in Edinburgh of Bishop William Elphinstone, who founded of the University of Aberdeen, and was a leading statesman in the courts of James III and James IV.

25 October 1714: The birth of James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, a lawyer, judge, and patron of the arts, who is primarily remembered as a pioneer of the science of comparative historical linguistics.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Cawdor Castle, a magnificent stronghold near Nairn and the ancient seat of the Thanes of Cawdor; and a coastal view from Isle of Skye's Waternish Peninsula at Trumpan.

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Scottish Resources

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