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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 a view west along beautiful Loch Voil in Balquhidder Glen; and of Abbotsford, the magnificent home near Melrose in the Scottish Borders of literary superstar Sir Walter Scott.

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In Focus

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries "Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries" sounds more like a description than a name, though as it omits the word "museum", it's not really a complete description either. It's perhaps a shame that something a little snappier couldn't have been found for Dunfermline's magnificent library/museum/art gallery/meeting space, but this is certainly an attraction that moves Dunfermline significantly higher up eastern Scotland's "must visit" list. ( More ...)

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On This Day

21 October 1971: A gas explosion at the Clarkston Toll shopping centre south of Glasgow kills 22 people.

21 October 1983: The building designed to house the Burrell Collection in Glasgow's Pollok Park is opened by The Queen.

22 October 1589: James VI sails to Norway to collect his bride, Anne of Denmark.

22 October 1871: The death in London of the eminent geologist Sir Roderick Murchison.

Featured Book

Book Cover Arguing with the Dead by Alex Nye (25 July 2019). The year is 1839, and Mary Shelley - the woman who wrote Frankenstein - is living alone in a tiny cottage on the banks of the river Thames in Putney. As she sorts through her husband's papers she is reminded of their past: the half-ruined villas in Italy, the stormy relationship with Shelley and her stepsister Claire, the loss of her children, the attempted kidnapping of Claire's daughter Allegra from a prison-like convent in Florence. And finally, her husband's drowning.
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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