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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the engraving on a gravestone dating back to 1694 in St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall in Orkney; and a view of the harbour at Campbeltown, near the tip of the Kintyre peninsula.

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In Focus

Clava Cairns Only a few of those who visit Culloden Battlefield realise that only a mile to the south-east lies a very different link with the past, every bit as evocative as Culloden, despite dating back to around 2000BC. Following the brown tourist signs to Clava Cairns takes you down some very minor roads and close to a spectacular railway viaduct en route to the car park for what are more fully known as the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Balnuaran of Clava. ( More ...)

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On This Day

25 February 1822: The birth near Carlisle of Sir Thomas Bouch, the eminent railway engineer best known as the designer of the ill-fated Tay Rail Bridge, which collapsed with the loss of 75 lives on 28 December 1879.

26 February 1935: Radar pioneer Robert Watson-Watt successfully demonstrates the detection of radio signals being reflected off a circling RAF bomber in what became known as the Daventry Experiment.

26 February 1950: The death of Sir Harry Lauder, one of Scotland's greatest singers and entertainers.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Stockholm Run by Ken Lussey (26 May 2022). A fast-paced thriller set largely in Edinburgh and Stockholm during World War Two. It's March 1943. The death of an intruder in a hidden bunker leads to a much larger secret buried beneath Edinburgh Castle. As the mystery unravels, Bob Sutherland and Monique Dubois are sent to Stockholm, a city supposedly at peace in a world at war, to take delivery of a message of critical national importance. Or is it a trap? Can their relationship survive what they uncover? Will they live long enough for that to matter?
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