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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of Bass Rock from the little known beach at Seacliff in East Lothian; and a close up of the carving on the Rodney Stone, a Pictish symbol stone standing near Brodie Castle in Moray.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Wanlockhead High in the Lowther Hills to the west of the M74 is Wanlockhead, Scotland's highest village at 467m or 1531ft. It owes its existence to the lead, gold and other minerals found under the surrounding countryside. These mineral deposits were probably first exploited by the Romans and from the 1200s they were being worked again by groups of miners who gathered here each summer. The first permanent settlement appeared in about 1680. ( More ...)

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On This Day

23 March 1708: A French fleet carrying James Francis Edward Stuart, "The Pretender", arrives in the Firth of Forth and seeks to land an invasion force of 5,000 men in Fife.

23 March 1857: Pierre Emile L'Angelier dies of arsenic poisoning in Glasgow. In a sensational subsequent trial his lover, Madeleine Smith, is adjudged "not proven" of his murder.

24 March 1603: Queen Elizabeth I of England dies. Two days later the news reaches 36 year old James VI of Scotland in Edinburgh that he is now also King James I of England. He styles himself "King of Great Britain" and the crowns of Scotland and England are unified under the Stewart dynasty, though increasingly the family name is now spelled "Stuart".

Featured Book

Book Cover The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie (7 February 2019). It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred discovers a treasure trove of documents. His family history is laid out before him in a patchwork of unfamiliar handwriting and colourful seams. He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.
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Scottish Resources

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