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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of the slight remains of Dunscaith Castle on Skye, said to be the location of the legendary "School for Heroes"; and a view across the River Helmsdale of the village of Helmsdale in Sutherland.

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In Focus

Princes Cairn If it's not been done yet, then doubtless someone will at some point devise a "Bonnie Prince Charlie Way", a long distance walk following in the footsteps of Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite uprising and after the Jacobite's final defeat at the Battle of Culloden. The Prince's Cairn stands on the shore of Loch nan Uamh and was placed here by the 1745 Association on 4 October 1956. It is signposted from the A830. ( More ...)

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On This Day

13 December 1721: The death off the coast of West Africa of Alexander Selkirk, the Scot whose experiences inspired Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe".

13 December 1784: The death in London of Samuel Johnson, the English author, journalist and literary critic who travelled with James Boswell to the Highlands and Islands in 1773.

13 December 1805: The birth near Braemar of Johann von Lamont, who would become an eminent German astronomer.

14 December 1542: James V dies at Falkland Palace, aged 30, probably from cholera.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Unreliable Death of Lady Grange by Sue Lawrence (19 March 2020). Edinburgh, January 1732: It's Lady Grange's funeral. Her death is a shock: still young, she'd shown no signs of ill health. But Rachel is, in fact, alive and kicking. She's been brutally kidnapped by the man who has falsified her death - her husband of 25 years, a pillar of society with whom she has raised a family. Her punishment, perhaps, for railing against his infidelity - or for uncovering evidence of his treasonable plottings against the government. A novel based on real events.
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Scottish Resources

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