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Header Slides

Today's header slides are the magnificent view of the main Cuillin ridge from the harbour at Elgol on the Isle of Skye; and a tomb carving of figures and a ship in St Clement's Church on Harris in the Western Isles.

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In Focus

Glenelg Ferry Some people will be surprised to find out that you can still travel "over the sea to Skye". Yes, most know that there's a ferry operating from Mallaig to Armadale. But how many also know that from Easter to October there's a vehicle ferry that still provides a much closer alternative to the Skye Bridge, and one every visitor should consider taking? The Glenelg to Kylerhea Ferry crosses the shortest gap between the Isle of Skye and the mainland. ( More ...)

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On This Day

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

20 February 1902: The death in Edinburgh of David MacGibbon, an architect and a partner in the practice of MacGibbon and Ross best known today for their comprehensive multi-volume books about Scotland's castles and churches.

20 February 1992: The death near Kirkliston of Isabel Hutchison, the pioneering arctic traveller and author.

21 February 1842: The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway begins passenger services.

Featured Book

Book Cover Eyes Turned Skywards by Ken Lussey (31 May 2018). Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause. Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft's base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.
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Scottish Resources

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