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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the Skye Bridge, as seen from Am Ploc, a viewpoint above Kyle of Lochalsh; and Lagavulin Distillery, one of the three distilleries that can be found on the south coast of the Isle of Islay.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Scottish Cycle Museum The Scottish Cycle Museum is found in the stables behind Drumlanrig Castle. The castle's links with cycling are strong. It is arguable that the ancestor of the modern bicycle was invented by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, a blacksmith who often worked at the castle. Some time in the late 1820s, Macmillan saw someone riding a foot-pushed velocipede, and decided to build one for himself: before going on to build an improved version with pedals. ( More ...)

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On This Day

23 June 1650: Charles II lands at Garmouth in Morayshire after sailing from the Netherlands and evading the English ships trying to intercept him. Charles signed the Covenant and the Solemn League immediately after coming ashore.

23 June 1725: Serious rioting breaks out in Glasgow in protest at Westminster-imposed taxes on Scottish malt.

23 June 1832: The death in Edinburgh of Sir James Hall of Dunglass, the geologist, geophysicist and politician.

23 June 1876: The death of Robert Napier, the engineer often remembered as "The Father of Clyde Shipbuilding."

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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