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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the small crofting township of Duirinish near Kyle of Lochalsh; and a view of the superb, no-expense-spared, carved frontage of the palace that forms part of Huntly Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Battle of Bannockburn On the southern edge of Stirling is the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre. Here Scotland commemorates the most significant victory won by Scotland over an invading English army. This took place on 23 and 24 June 1314 and the battle marked a turning point in the Wars of Independence between Scotland and England, cementing Robert the Bruce's grip on Scotland and weakening Edward II's on England. ( More ...)

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On This Day

24 June 1314: An English army under King Edward II sent to relieve Stirling Castle is defeated by Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn. Edward II only narrowly escapes with his life. It is the most notable single military victory in Scottish history.

24 June 1488: The coronation at the age of 15 of King James IV, arguably the first effective monarch of the House of Stewart.

25 June 592: St Moluag dies in Rosemarkie.

25 June 1799: The birth at Scone near Perth of David Douglas, the botanist who gave his name to the Douglas Fir.

Featured Book

Book Cover When The Clyde Ran Red: A Social History of Red Clydeside by Maggie Craig (8 March 2018). This book paints a vivid picture of the heady days when revolution was in the air on Clydeside. Through the bitter strike at the huge Singer Sewing machine plant in Clydebank in 1911, Bloody Friday in Glasgow's George Square in 1919, the General Strike of 1926 and on through the Spanish Civil War to the Clydebank Blitz of 1941, the people fought for the right to work, the dignity of labour and a fairer society for everyone, while living in overcrowded tenements in Glasgow.
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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