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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of the east end of Glen Coe taking in the distinctive peak of Buachaille Etive Mor; and the magnificent Broch of Gurness on Orkney's West Mainland, built as a defensive settlement before 200BC.

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In Focus

Cromarty Ferry A ferry has operated across the mouth of the Cromarty Firth between Cromarty and Nigg for centuries. Cromarty lay on the main coastal route north from Inverness, and formed a key staging post in the pilgrimage undertaken by many to the Chapel of St Duthac at Tain. The Cromarty to Nigg Ferry is now the only vehicle ferry in operation on the eastern side of Scotland. Its presence and continuing operation adds a great deal of character to Easter Ross. ( More ...)

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On This Day

16 October 1430: The birth of the future King James II.

16 October 1774: The early death in Edinburgh of Robert Fergusson, one of Scotland's greatest poets and the man who Robert Burns acknowledged as his inspiration.

16 October 1939: The first German aircraft to be shot down over Britain in WWII is attacked by RAF fighters over the River Forth.

16 October 1995: The Skye Bridge is opened to traffic.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Danger of Life by Ken Lussey (10 May 2019). It is late 1942. Group Captain Robert Sutherland's first week in charge of Military Intelligence 11's operations in Scotland is not going smoothly. An investigation into a murder at the Commando Basic Training Centre in the Highlands take an even darker turn that draws Bob in personally. He is also trying to discover who was behind an attempt to steal an advanced reconnaissance aircraft; and then Monique Dubois in MI5 asks for his help with an operation of hers in Glasgow that has gone badly wrong.
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Scottish Resources

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