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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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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view over the Sound of Barra of Eriskay and Fuday from the north end of the island of Barra; and Preston Mill, one of the oldest meal mills in Scotland with its machinery still in working order.

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In Focus

Lochleven Castle Securely located on Castle Island in Loch Leven, Lochleven Castle had an important role to play in Scotland's history for over three hundred years. Yet it is best remembered as Mary Queen of Scots' prison from June 1567 to May 1568, and the place where she was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son James VI on 24 July 1567. Today's visitor approaches Lochleven Castle in the same way as the many Scottish Monarchs who visited: by boat. ( More ...)

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On This Day

24 January 1446: The "Battle of Arbroath" takes place over who will succeed to the post of "Bailie of the Regality" at Arbroath Abbey. As many as 600 people are said to have been killed.

24 January 1502: A "Treaty of Perpetual Peace" is agreed between King James IV of Scotland and King Henry VII of England. The peace turns out to be considerably shorter than "perpetual".

25 January 1759: The birth of Robert Burns.

25 January 1784: The death in Edinburgh of Alexander Webster, a writer and church minister who is best remembered for the country's first census.

Featured Book

Book Cover Wild Light: Scotland's Mountain Landscape by Craig Aitchison (4 October 2018). Wild Light is a stunning panoramic exploration of the Scottish landscape by photographer Craig Aitchison, winner of the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Produced over seven years and shot entirely using a traditional Hasselblad film camera, this remarkable body of work captures the essence of the Scottish wilderness through the seasons and portrays the Highlands and Islands at their most beautiful.
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Scottish Resources

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