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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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Header Slides

Today's header slides show Abbotsford, the magnificent home near Melrose in the Scottish Borders of literary superstar Sir Walter Scott; and a view of the landscape of North Uist, looking across Loch Euphort.

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In Focus

Glenluce The village of Glenluce can be found nine miles east of Stranraer and close to the head of Luce Bay. Its Main Street twists and turns as it climbs up a hillside and is lined by stone, whitewashed and pastel coloured single and two storey cottages and houses, as well as the occasional larger building. This was once a very busy place indeed: until a bypass was built in 1989 the main road from Stranraer to Dumfries ran through the village. ( More ...)

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On This Day

23 February 1716: Lady Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale, effects the escape of her husband William from the Tower of London, where he is condemned to be executed for treason as a Jacobite the following day, by dressing him in women's clothes.

23 February 1937: The death in Edinburgh of John Begg, the architect best remembered for his work in India and for his teaching at the Edinburgh College of Art.

23 February 1981: The death in Aberdeen of Nan Shepherd, a poet and author who set her novels in north east Scotland and also wrote about the Cairngorms.

Featured Book

Book Cover Fifty Years of Adventure by Kev Reynolds (22 November 2018). Fifty Years of Adventure is a compilation of tales by Cicerone authors commemorating Cicerone's 50th year. A story to celebrate each year Cicerone has been publishing outdoor activity guidebooks, the collection is a delicious hotpot of adventures in their every shape and form. Accompanied by outstanding photography, each page of this finely crafted anniversary book is a veritable visual delight. As enchanting as it is inspiring.
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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