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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 of the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye, the most challenging range of mountains in Scotland; and Bruichladdich Distillery, one of the many wonderful distilleries on the Isle of Islay.

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In Focus

St Margaret's Cave A car park in central Dunfermline is home to one of Scotland's most unexpected visitor attractions. A small stone building in the north east corner of the Glen Bridge Car Park provides an entrance to a tunnel and a set of 87 steps that descend into the earth. At the foot of the steps is St Margaret's Cave, and it has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. Saint Margaret of Scotland, Queen of King Malcolm III, lived from 1045 to 16 November 1093. ( More ...)

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On This Day

19 February 1314: Roxburgh Castle is captured from the English by Sir James Douglas, the Black Douglas, who disguises his men as cows.

19 February 1789: The birth in Kelso of Sir William Fairbairn, 1st Baronet of Ardwick, an eminent structural engineer who pioneered new designs for iron bridges and ships.

19 February 1792: The birth in Lerwick of Arthur Anderson, who went on to found the Peninsula and Oriental Steam Navigation Company: which has since become P&O.

20 February 1472: Shetland and Orkney formally become part of Scotland under an Act of Parliament, so settling the northern extent of the kingdom.

Featured Book

Book Cover The King Over the Water: A Complete History of the Jacobites by Desmond Seward (3 October 2019). This is the first modern history for general readers of the entire Jacobite movement in Scotland, England and Ireland, from the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 that drove James II into exile to the death of his grandson, Cardinal Henry, Duke of York, in 1807. The Battle of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight through the heather are well known, but not the other risings and plots that involved half of Europe and even revolutionary America.
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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