Welcome

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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You can navigate the site using clickable maps like the one on this page or the drop down menus. There are other resources to help you, including the Alphabetical Index, the Site Index, the Accommodation Index, the Late Availability listings page, the Search boxes on most pages (usually below a clickable map), the Site Information section, the Links section, the What's On? and What's New? pages and Scotfax.

Accommodation can be accessed via the "Accommodation" menu at the top of many pages, including this one, or using the "See and Stay" menus at the top of many other pages.

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Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Castle of Mey The Castle of Mey is the most northerly castle in mainland Scotland. It looks out over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands from a location a few hundred yards inland from the coast some 13 miles east of Thurso and some 6 miles west of John o' Groats. The Queen Mother holidayed at the Castle of Mey for nearly 50 years and it is the Castle of Mey's long standing links with the late Queen Mother which still bring it to life for visitors today. ( More ...)

On This Day

29 April 1863: Mary Livingstone, wife of explorer David Livingstone, dies in Africa of dysentery while accompanying her husband's Zambezi Expedition.

29 April 1977: British Aerospace takes over Scottish Aviation.

30 April 1728: The Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to the world's first overdraft when it allows the merchant William Hog to take £1,000 more from his account than he has in it (well over £60,000 in today's money).

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Sweetheart Abbey, founded in 1273 by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway in memory of her husband, John Balliol; and the mountains of Wester Ross from Charlestown on Loch Gairloch.

Random Links

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Scottish Resources

English Borders Index South Central Index Edinburgh Index Fife Index West Central Index Argyll Index Glasgow & Stirling Index Western Isles Index Western Isles Index West Highlands Index Argyll Index East Lothian Index Angus Index West Central Index South West Index North Central Index Aberdeenshire Index Sutherland Index Caithness Index Orkney Index Shetland Index