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Hello, and welcome to Undiscovered Scotland, the ultimate online guide to Scotland. The site is a combination of visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory, and aims to show you what the country is really like. We also offer website design, maintenance and hosting services.

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You can navigate the site using clickable maps like the one on this page or the drop down menus. There are other resources to help you, including the Alphabetical Index, the Site Index, the Accommodation Index, the Late Availability listings page, the Search boxes on most pages (usually below a clickable map), the Site Information section, the What's On? and What's New? pages and Scotfax. In addition we have collections of links to resources such as Tour Operators and Campervan and Motorhome Hire. Or simply visit a random feature page.

Accommodation can be accessed via the "Accommodation" menu at the top of many pages, including this one, or using the "See and Stay" menus at the top of many other pages.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Loch nan Uamh near Lochailort on the Road to the Isles; and a view of the eastern end of St Monans in Fife, one of the chain of pretty fishing villages that line the north shore of the Firth of Forth.

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In Focus

Inverlochy Castle Inverlochy Castle has the slightly sad air of a building overtaken by history twice. On the first occasion it was made redundant as the military focus of the area by the building of a wooden citadel at the nearby head of Loch Linnhe by Cromwell's forces in 1654. The more permanent fortress built on the site of this citadel in 1690 was named Fort William after the King, and the settlement that grew around later took the same name as the fort. ( More ...)

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On This Day

25 April 1058: Malcolm Canmore is crowned Malcolm III at Scone. He becomes the founder of the House of Dunkeld.

25 April 1284: The birth of King Edward II of England, a man who would prove a much less dangerous opponent for the Scots than his father, Edward I, "Hammer of the Scots".

25 April 1710: The birth near Huntly of James Ferguson, the self-taught instrument maker and astronomer.

26 April 1710: The birth near Banchory of Thomas Reid, a philosopher who played an important part in the Scottish Enlightenment.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Nature of Spring by Jim Crumley (4 April 2019). Spring is nature's season of rebirth and rejuvenation. Jim Crumley chronicles the wonder, tumult and spectacle of that transformation, but he shows too that it is no idyll. Climate chaos brings unwanted drama to the lives of badger and fox, seal and seabird and raptor, pine marten and sand martin. Jim lays bare the impact of global warming and points the way to a conservation vision that embraces everything from the mountain treeline to a second spring for the wolf.
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Scottish Resources

English Borders Index South Central Index Edinburgh Index Fife Index West Central Index Argyll Index Glasgow & Stirling Index Western Isles Index Western Isles Index West Highlands Index Argyll Index East Lothian Index Angus Index West Central Index South West Index North Central Index Aberdeenshire Index Sutherland Index Caithness Index Orkney Index Shetland Index