New Book Reviews are added for The Second Blast of the Trumpet by Marie Macpherson, The Things We Learn When We're Dead by Charlie Laidlaw, Crash Land by Doug Johnstone, Fallow by Daniel Shand, The Body in the Bracken by Marsali Taylor, Private Investigations by Quintin Jardine, Only In Edinburgh: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners & Unusual Objects by Duncan J. D. Smith, and Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire: Pevsner Buildings of Scotland by Rob Close, John Gifford and Frank Arneil Walker.
New Biographies are added for Sophia Jex-Blake (Pioneering Doctor and Educator), and Margaret Todd, (Pioneering Doctor and Author). New Book Reviews are added for Whisky by Aeneas MacDonald, The Spider and the Stone: A Novel of Scotland's Black Douglas by Glen Craney, The Glasgow Gruffalo: The Gruffalo in Glaswegian by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Manuel: Portrait of a Serial Killer by A. M. Nicoll, Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves, Summoning the Dead by Tony Black, For Those Who Know the Ending by Malcolm Mackay, The Troll and the Kist o Gowd: The Troll in Scots by Julia Donaldson and James Robertson, and Secret St Andrews by Gregor Stewart.
The feature pages for The Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, the Beatrix Potter Garden & Exhibition, the Skye Bridge and Shieldaig are revised, updated and given new images. New Biographies are added for Donald Caskie (Tartan Pimpernel), Andrew Blain Baird (Aviation Pioneer), Charles Edward Stuart, Count Roehenstart, and Captain Eric Brown (Test Pilot). New Book Reviews are added for None but the Dead by Lin Anderson, A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Murder at Sorrow's Crown by Steven Savile and Robert Greenberger, The Book/Buke of the Howlat by James Robertson & Kate Leiper, Glasgow: The Autobiography by Alan Taylor, Chairlie and the Chocolate Works: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Scots by Roald Dahl, Matthew Fitt and Quentin Blake, Supreme Sacrifice: A Small Village and the Great War by Walter Reid, The Making of Mickey Bell by Kellan MacInnes, The Celts and All That by Alan Burnett & Scoular Anderson, The Vikings and All That by Alan Burnett & Scoular Anderson and The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation by Ian Cobain.
New feature pages are added for Port Glasgow, Rutherglen, The Scottish Korean War Memorial and The Kyle Line Museum. New Biographies are added for Alexander Gordon Laing (African Explorer), Sir Thomas Lipton (Merchant), Amy MacRuari (Noblewoman), Squadron Leader Archie McKellar (Fighter Ace), Vera Eriksen (German Spy and British Double Agent), Sir James Wylie (Surgeon), Oswald Wynd (Novelist) and Alexander Webster (Church Minister). The feature pages for Mallaig, Eyemouth, Coldingham, Coldingham Priory, Newark Castle, Henry Bell and Kyle of Lochalsh are revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for The Golden Voyage by Malcolm Archibald, The Sands of Shark Island by Alexander McCall Smith, Willow Walk by SJI Holliday, Whatever the Sea: Scottish Poems for Growing Older by Lizzie MacGregor, Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay by Anne Cholawo, The Book of Iona: An Anthology by Robert Crawford, The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid by Craig Russell, Head for the Cloud: Anecdotes, Adventures and Scotland's Munros by Sue Pugh, Tobermory by Nic Davis, Sam Jones and Brian Swinbanks, and Bannockburn: The Battle for a Nation by Alistair Moffat.
New feature pages are added for The Cromarty Ferry, Trimontium Museum, Harmony Garden, Priorwood Garden and the Commendator's House Museum. A new hotel review is added for the Atholl Arms Hotel in Dunkeld. A new dining review is added for the Atholl Arms Hotel in Dunkeld. The feature pages for Renfrew, The Renfrew to Yoker Ferry, Chanonry Point, Dryburgh Abbey, Battle of Inverurie, Melrose and Melrose Abbey are revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for The Dead Don't Boogie by Douglas Skelton, A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud by Karl Sabbagh, The GFG: The Guid Freendly Giant (The BFG in Scots) by Roald Dahl, Abbotsford to Zion: The Story of Scottish Place-Names Around the World by Elspeth Wills, The Way it Was: A History of Gigha by Catherine Czerkawska and The Crinan Canal by Marian Pallister.
New feature pages are added for Great Cumbrae, Garrison House, Applecross Heritage Centre, Govan, The Govan Stones, Govan Old Church, The Ardaneaskan Croft Museum and Stromeferry. The feature pages for Great Cumbrae Ferry, Millport, Cathedral of the Isles, The Applecross Peninsula, Applecross, Camusterrach, Ard-dhubh, Toscaig, Saint Maelrubha, Kishorn, Courthill Chapel, Lochcarron, Strome Castle, Ardaneaskan, Plockton and Duirinish are revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for A Hebridean Alphabet by Debi Gliori, Blood for Blood by J. M. Smyth, Clarty Jim McCloud by Tim Archbold, Tappety Tam Fairley by Tim Archbold, The Colouring Book of Scotland by Eilidh Muldoon and Henrietta Tayler: Scottish Jacobite Historian and First World War Nurse by Maggie Craig.
New feature pages are added for Raasay House, St Maol-luag's Chapel, Dornie, The Battle of Glen Shiel, Bernera Barracks, Dun Telve Broch and Dun Troddan Broch. The feature pages for Raasay, Calum's Road, The Raasay Ferry, The Raasay Pictish Stone, Eilean Donan Castle, The Commando Memorial, Glenelg, Arnisdale and the Glenelg Ferry are revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for A Handbook of Scotland's History by Michael Kerrigan, Scotland's Merlin: A Medieval Legend and its Dark Age Origins by Tim Clarkson, The Aeronaut's Guide to Rapture by Stuart Campbell, Regional Tramways - Scotland: 1940-1950s by Peter Waller, 349 Views of Scotland by David Squires and Walking on the Orkney and Shetland Isles by Graham Uney.
A new feature is added for the North Coast 500. New Book Reviews are added for Castles in the Mist: The Victorian Transformation of the Highlands by Robin Noble, The Isle of Skye by Iain Kirk Campbell, The Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness by Paddy Dillon, The Jewel by Catherine Czerkawska and The Decline of the Scottish Conservative Party by Colin Sutherland.
Hotel reviews are added for Parklands Hotel in Perth and the Hilton Coylumbridge near Aviemore. Dining reviews are added for Parklands Hotel in Perth and the Hilton Coylumbridge near Aviemore. The feature page for the National Museum of Flight is revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan, The Calling by Philip Caveney, Cycling in the Hebrides by Richard Barrett, The Story of Calton Jail, Edinburgh's Victorian Prison by Malcolm Fife and A History of RAF Drem at War by Malcolm Fife.
A new section is added, On This Day in Scottish History, listing notable events from Scottish History whose anniversaries occur, day-by-day, throughout the year. The Timeline of Scottish History is significantly expanded. The rollout of the new version of Undiscovered Scotland is completed with the conversion of our Scotfax, Scottish Recipes, Long Distance Walks and Driving Tours collections. New Book Reviews are added for Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre, Her Sister's Gift by Isabel Jackson, and Cutting Edge by Bill Daly.
New features are added for Scottish Counties until 1890, Scottish Counties from 1890 to 1975, Scottish Regions and Districts from 1975 to 1996, and Scottish Council Areas since 1996. The rollout of the new version of Undiscovered Scotland is extended to include our collection of eBooks, our Bookshop, our Councils, Regions and Counties of Scotland, our Book Reviews, our Timeline of Scottish History, our Biographies, plus our Links Collections and all pages in our English Borders area, which is the final geographical area to be converted. New Book Reviews are added for Coffin Road by Peter May and Deacon Brodie: A Double Life by David Hutchison.
The rollout of the new version of Undiscovered Scotland is extended to include all pages in our Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & Lothians, Kingdom of Fife, Angus & Dundee, Stirling & Central Scotland, Perthshire, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, Moray, Aviemore & Badenoch, Cowal, Bute & Eastern Argyll, Mid Argyll & Kintyre, Oban & Lorn, Fort William & Glen Spean, Mallaig, Ardgour & Ardnamurchan, Inverness, Loch Ness & Cromarty Firth and Wester Ross areas. New Book Reviews are added for Scottish and Manx Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the Stevensons by Ian Cowe, The Hughs: Scotland's Best Wee Hills Under 2,000 Feet by Andrew Dempster, The Fast Men by Tom McNab and One Sweet Moment by Maggie Craig.
Undiscovered Scotland is changing. A totally new look and feel is the most obvious difference. At least as important for a site that is widely used by visitors travelling around Scotland is that the new design is fully responsive, meaning that it can be viewed at any screen size on any device from a smartphone via a tablet to a large screen desktop. It will take a little time for this transformation to be applied right across the site, so please bear with us while the process is under way. At present all our Caithness & Sutherland, Isle of Arran, Islay, Jura and Colonsay, Mull, Iona, Coll & Tiree, Skye and Lochalsh, Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles pages have made the change, as well as the site main page and many of the index pages that help visitors find their way around the site. The feature pages for the Edinburgh Festival, the Fringe, the International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Foodies Festival are revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for Silver Linings by Millie Gray, Canals Across Scotland: Walking, Cycling, Boating, Visiting by Hamish Brown, Ane Compact of Villany: The History of Argyll's Outlawed Gang by Lindsay Campbell, Even Dogs in the Wild: The New John Rebus by Ian Rankin, Secret Lochs and Special Places: An Angling Memoir by Bruce Sandison, Create & Colour Scotland: Art, Design, Colouring by Yvette Walker and Carstairs: Hospital for Horrors by David Leslie.
Feature pages are added for Moirlanich Longhouse, Castle Menzies and Old Kirk of Weem. A hotel review is added for Moness Resort. A dining review is added for Moness Resort. The feature pages for Pitlochry, Blair Athol Distillery, Edradour Distillery, Aberfeldy, Tay Bridge, Kenmore, Killin, Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas, Meall nan Tarmachan and the Falls of Dochart are revised, updated and given new images. New Book Reviews are added for His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, A Handbook of Scotland's Coasts by Fi Martynoga, The Last Tour of Archie Forbes by Victoria Hendry and The Highland Lass by Rosemary Gemmell.