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Hello, and welcome to Undiscovered Scotland, the ultimate online guide to Scotland. The site is a combination of visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory, and aims to show you what the country is really like. We also offer website design, maintenance and hosting services.

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You can navigate the site using clickable maps like the one on this page or the drop down menus. There are other resources to help you, including the Alphabetical Index, the Site Index, the Accommodation Index, the Late Availability listings page, the Search boxes on most pages (usually below a clickable map), the Site Information section, the What's On? and What's New? pages and Scotfax. In addition we have collections of links to resources such as Tour Operators and Limousine and Taxi Hire. Or simply visit a random feature page.

Accommodation can be accessed via the "Accommodation" menu at the top of many pages, including this one, or using the "See and Stay" menus at the top of many other pages.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Edinburgh Castle during a performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; and of the stunningly blue sea and white sand so typical of the Western Isles, in this case at Luskentyre on Harris.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Port Glasgow Port Glasgow developed in the years from 1480. It stands on the south bank of the River Clyde some 18 miles north west of the centre of Glasgow. It is the second largest of the three towns in Inverclyde, the largest being Greenock, which shares its riverside setting and can be found some three miles further north west. The town is well served by the A8 dual carriageway road, which runs along the river valley, and by rail services which do likewise. ( More ...)

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On This Day

12 April 1567: The Earl of Bothwell is tried for the murder of Darnley and found not guilty. Few Scots believe the trial to be fair.

12 April 1700: Scottish colonists finally abandon the failed settlement at Darien in Panama.

12 April 1945: The Scottish National Party wins its first parliamentary seat at the Motherwell and Wishaw by-election. It loses it again at the general election six weeks later.

13 April 1596: Walter Scott of Buccleuch frees notorious reiver William Armstrong of Kinmont from Carlisle Castle.

Featured Book

Book Cover The House With 46 Chimneys by Ken Lussey (10 November 2020). Life changes dramatically for Kaleb, Jude and Sequoia when they move to live with their aunt in a rural corner of central Scotland. It’s the beginning of April 2020, the early days of the coronavirus lockdown. Three local children they meet – in a socially distanced way – draw them into a two-century old family mystery involving the haunting of the nearby ruins of Dunmore Park. Do they try to right a wrong that was done in 1828, a wrong that has had consequences ever since? Or is doing so simply too dangerous?
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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