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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.

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In Focus

Bruichladdich Distillery Bruichladdich Distillery dominates the tiny settlement of Bruichladdich on Islay and looks out across the main A847 to Loch Indaal and to the village of Bowmore on the loch's far shore. One of the (many) joys of Bruichladdich is that it tends to do things its own way. The distillery is attractively white but the details are in the house colour, turquoise, which on a sunny day picks up the colour of the loch it faces. ( More ...)

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On This Day

16 July 1588: The death of Lady Agnes Keith who had been born into Scottish nobility and briefly became one of the most powerful women in the country.

16 July 1832: A storm catches the Shetland fishing fleet at sea and sinks 31 boats or "sixerns" with the loss of 105 lives.

17 July 1537: Janet, Countess of Glamis, and the sister in law of James V's exiled stepfather, the Earl of Angus, is tried on charges including trying to poison the King. She is burned at the stake outside Edinburgh Castle and her - extremely rich - estate is forfeited to James V.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Eye of Horus by Ken Lussey (18 June 2024). An atmospheric World War Two thriller with settings that move from the Highlands of Scotland via Gibraltar to Malta. It's June 1943. Bob and Monique Sutherland are on honeymoon in Kyle of Lochalsh when an unexpected visitor arrives to spoil their idyll. They agree to travel to Malta to search for two missing men, a young naval lieutenant and an MI6 officer who has disappeared while looking for him. The aerial siege of the island is over and the tide of war has turned but, after three years of bombing, Malta remains a shattered place.
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Scottish Resources

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