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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view over the Sound of Barra of Eriskay and Fuday from the north end of the island of Barra; and Preston Mill, one of the oldest meal mills in Scotland with its machinery still in working order.

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

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".

24 March 1908: The death of Sir James David Marwick, the man who as the Glasgow Town Clerk oversaw the development of the city through much of the second half of the 1800s.

25 March 1437: James II is crowned in Edinburgh, aged 6.

Featured Book

Book Cover Eyes Turned Skywards by Ken Lussey (31 May 2018). Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause. Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft's base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.
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Scottish Resources

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