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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of Ardbeg Distillery on the Isle of Islay; and the superbly located and extremely poignant Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge in Lochaber, close to where the commandos trained in WWII.

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In Focus

Dunstanburgh Castle The stark ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle stand on a rocky promontory projecting into the North Sea from the Northumberland coast some ten miles south of Bamburgh Castle. Not only is Dunstanburgh a little less well known than its illustrious near neighbour, it is also considerably less easy to get to, requiring a walk of around a mile. In this day and age, the need to expend some effort to reach Dunstanburgh adds hugely to the experience of visiting. ( More ...)

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On This Day

22 August 1138: The Scots army under David I is defeated at the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton in Yorkshire. Despite the defeat, the Treaty of Durham that follows in 1139 gives David I effective control over Northumbria and Cumbria.

22 August 1513: The Scottish army crosses the border with England, taking Norham Castle amongst others.

22 August 1642: Charles I, having failed to suppress or coerce the English Parliament by his will, takes it on by military might. The English Civil War begins.

22 August 1651: Charles II reaches Worcester with very little evidence of English Royalist support.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Danger of Life by Ken Lussey (10 May 2019). It is late 1942. Group Captain Robert Sutherland's first week in charge of Military Intelligence 11's operations in Scotland is not going smoothly. An investigation into a murder at the Commando Basic Training Centre in the Highlands take an even darker turn that draws Bob in personally. He is also trying to discover who was behind an attempt to steal an advanced reconnaissance aircraft; and then Monique Dubois in MI5 asks for his help with an operation of hers in Glasgow that has gone badly wrong.
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