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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Millport and its harbour on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde; and a view of five hogback gravestones, part of the amazing Govan Stones on view in Govan Old Church.

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In Focus

Glenturret Distillery Glenturret Distillery stands beside the Turret Burn a mile north of the centre of Crieff. You reach it via a well signposted minor road that heads north from the A85 just outside the town. The signposts to look out for are to "The Famous Grouse Experience", which is hosted by the distillery, and you know you are getting close when you see the white painted buildings and disused pagodas. The car park is just beyond the buildings. ( More ...)

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On This Day

13 August 1784: The birth in Edinburgh of Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, 7th Baronet, of Fountainhall, a writer and a minor member of Scottish nobility.

13 August 1907: The birth in India of Sir Basil Spence, the architect who produced many buildings in the UK and beyond in the Modernist/Brutalist style.

14 August 1337: The future King Robert III is born at Scone Palace.

14 August 1641: Charles I visits Edinburgh in an effort to placate opposition and buy off critics. He ends up confirming the decisions of the 1640 Free Parliament, and so, indirectly, the Covenant.

Featured Book

Book Cover Scottish Plant Lore: An Illustrated Flora by Gregory J. Kenicer (21 May 2020). Scotland's plants define its landscape. Plants have shaped the country's domestic economy and culture over centuries, providing resources for agriculture and industry as well as food, drink and medicines. They have even inspired children's games and been used as components in magical charms. Drawing together traditional knowledge with the work of some of the country's finest botanical artists, this book is a magnificent celebration of Scottish plant lore.
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Scottish Resources

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