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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Tantallon Castle a Historic Environment Scotland property in East Lothian, viewed from Seacliff; and the quiet east side of Loch Lomond at Balmaha, showing the island of Inchcailloch.

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In Focus

Tomatin Distillery Tomatin Distillery stands a third of a mile west of the line of the A9 main road 18 miles south of Inverness, and the site is bisected by the main line railway to the city. Distilleries range from the "pretty" to the "industrial", and Tomatin certainly lies at the latter end of that scale. But looks aren't everything. Tomatin has put a lot of thought into how it shows the distilling process to visitors, and a number of different depths of tour are on offer. ( More ...)

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On This Day

22 January 1689: An English convention declares that James VII/II has in practice abdicated; and sets out the basis on which his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange can succeed to the throne. This includes their accepting the primacy of Parliament and the stipulation that no Roman Catholic or spouse of a Roman Catholic can take the crown.

22 January 1901: Queen Victoria dies of a cerebral hemorrhage while staying at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

22 January 1924: Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's first Labour Prime Minister, the first Prime Minister from a working-class background, and one of very few without a university education.

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

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