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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Cawdor Castle, a magnificent stronghold near Nairn and the ancient seat of the Thanes of Cawdor; and a view of the gardens at the heart of the Edinburgh International Book Festival prior to its relocation.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Wall The A6079 heads north from the A69 near Hexham before crossing the line of Hadrian's Wall near Chesters and continuing on through Chollerton towards its meeting with the A68. There are places along the route that command attention, but Wall, which you pass a mile south of the junction with the B6318, isn't really one of them. At the heart of Wall is an extensive village green largely surrounded by inward facing houses and cottages. ( 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 High Road by Ken Lussey (15 September 2023). A fast-paced thriller set mainly in central Scotland and the far north-west. Callum Anderson is in Scotland to scatter his father’s ashes when he’s asked by a cousin to look for her missing sister, Alexandra. With his life in London in tatters and suspended from duty by the Metropolitan Police, why not? It soon becomes clear that Alex is on the run from someone who sees Callum as a means of finding her and adding to a trail of bodies across two countries. Can Callum find Alex before his own hunter finds him?
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Scottish Resources

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