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Header Slides

Today's header slides show the village of Plockton, an idyllic place in an idyllic setting on the shores of Loch Carron north of Kyle of Lochalsh; and the magnificent Wemyss Bay railway station in Inverclyde.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Edinburgh Festival Edinburgh is a city of festivals. "The Edinburgh Festival" is the name usually applied to the collection of festivals taking place in the city from the end of July to the first week in September each year, a period during which Edinburgh becomes home to the world's biggest arts festival and more than doubles its normal population. Book, film, jazz and multicultural festivals sit alongside the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe. ( More ...)

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On This Day

11 August 1306: Robert the Bruce attacks John MacDougall of Lorne at the Battle of Dalrigh near Tyndrum. The outcome was probably a defeat for Bruce.

11 August 1332: At the Battle of Dupplin Moor near Perth, Edward Balliol and his English army inflicts a severe defeat on Scottish supporters of the infant King David II.

11 August 1892: The birth in Langholm of Christopher Murray Grieve who, writing as Hugh MacDiarmid, is widely regarded as the most important Scottish poet of the 20th Century.

11 August 1919: The death in Massachusetts of Andrew Carnegie, the Scots-born industrialist and philanthropist.

Featured Book

Book Cover Bloody Orkney by Ken Lussey (29 June 2021). Bloody Orkney is a fast-paced thriller set in Scotland during World War Two. It’s November 1942. Bob Sutherland, Monique Dubois and the Military Intelligence 11 team fly in to review security in Orkney, home to one of the most important and most heavily defended naval anchorages in the world. But an unidentified body has been found. It becomes clear that powerful men have things they’d rather keep hidden and MI11’s arrival threatens the status quo. Then Bob stumbles over a ghost from his past and things get far too personal.
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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