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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the Skye Bridge, as seen from Am Ploc, a viewpoint above Kyle of Lochalsh; and Lagavulin Distillery, one of the three distilleries that can be found on the south coast of the Isle of Islay.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Arbroath Arbroath is an extremely attractive harbour town with a superb medieval abbey and amply repays exploration. It is the largest town in Angus and stands on the North Sea coast some 17 miles north east of Dundee and 45 miles south west of Aberdeen. Arbroath is a town with ancient origins. There seems to have been a port here in Pictish times. The town entered recorded history with the founding of Arbroath Abbey in 1178. ( More ...)

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On This Day

17 December 1566: The future James VI/I is christened at Stirling Castle. Lord Darnley refuses to attend.

17 December 1796: The birth at Kinghorn in Fife of Christina Robertson, a portrait painter who became the painter in residence at the Russian Court in St Petersburg.

17 December 1798: A skirmish takes place at Collieston in Aberdeenshire between smugglers and excisemen, in which the most notorious of the smugglers, Phillip Kennedy, is killed.

17 December 1907: The death in Largs of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (better known simply as Lord Kelvin), the renowned physicist and engineer.

Featured Book

Book Cover There's Always the Hills by Cameron McNeish (15 February 2018). From his home in the Cairngorms, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. He has for almost forty years written and talked about walking and climbing in Scotland. A prolific author, he has led treks in the Himalayas and Syria, edited The Great Outdoors Magazine, establishing it as Britain's premier walking publication, created new long-distance walks and made television series, campaigned for Scottish independence and raised a family with his wife, Gina.
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Scottish Resources

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