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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.

Coronavirus (Updated 9 July). The following dates apply to the easing of restrictions in Scotland. The travel distance limit for leisure was lifted on 3 July. Self-catering holiday accommodation meeting certain conditions was permitted to reopen on 3 July. Outdoor hospitality meeting certain conditions was permitted to reopen on 6 July. All holiday accommodation meeting certain conditions can reopen on 15 July. Indoor hospitality can reopen subject to certain conditions on 15 July. Museums, galleries, monuments, libraries, various other visitor attractions and cinemas meeting certain conditions can reopen on 15 July.

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You can navigate the site using clickable maps like the one on this page or the drop down menus. There are other resources to help you, including the Alphabetical Index, the Site Index, the Accommodation Index, the Late Availability listings page, the Search boxes on most pages (usually below a clickable map), the Site Information section, the What's On? and What's New? pages and Scotfax. In addition we have collections of links to resources such as Tour Operators and Walking and Climbing. Or simply visit a random feature page.

Accommodation can be accessed via the "Accommodation" menu at the top of many pages, including this one, or using the "See and Stay" menus at the top of many other pages.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the imposing frontage of Delgatie Castle near Turriff in Aberdeenshire; and a view of remote Loch Arkaig in the Western Highlands, said to be the hiding place of Jacobite gold.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Ness Battery Separated from the southern end of Stromness in Orkney by the town's golf club is Ness Battery. What you find here are the concrete remains of a gun battery that during WWII helped guard the naval anchorage at Scapa Flow. You also find here many of the wooden huts that would have accommodated those manning the guns. One of them comes complete with a magnificently large and deeply poignant mural depicting scenes of rural Kent. ( More ...)

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On This Day

14 July 1486: The death in Stirling Castle of Margaret of Denmark, queen of King James III.

14 July 1927: The formal opening of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle, designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

14 July 2005: HRH Prince Andrew reopens the consolidated and restored Drumin Castle in Moray.

15 July 1445: The death of Joan Beaufort, queen consort of King James I and later Regent of Scotland.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Danger of Life by Ken Lussey (10 May 2019). It is late 1942. Group Captain Robert Sutherland's first week in charge of Military Intelligence 11's operations in Scotland is not going smoothly. An investigation into a murder at the Commando Basic Training Centre in the Highlands take an even darker turn that draws Bob in personally. He is also trying to discover who was behind an attempt to steal an advanced reconnaissance aircraft; and then Monique Dubois in MI5 asks for his help with an operation of hers in Glasgow that has gone badly wrong.
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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