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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the magnificent east window of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall in Orkney; and the original Inverlochy Castle, a Historic Environment Scotland property just to the north of Fort William.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Great Cumbrae The island of Great Cumbrae, also known as "The Isle of Cumbrae" or just "Cumbrae" can be found in the Firth of Clyde a mile and a half or so off the coast of North Ayrshire. It is (very) roughly shaped like a teardrop, albeit with an indentation at its southern end, where you find the bay around which is wrapped its main (indeed its only) settlement, Millport. Great Cumbrae measures some 2.5 miles from north to south, and some 1.2 miles from east to west. ( More ...)


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On This Day

20 January 1356: Edward Balliol relinquishes his claim to the Scottish Crown to King Edward III of England in exchange for an English pension.

20 January 1936: King George V dies. He is succeeded by King Edward VIII, who abdicates 325 days later in order to marry Mrs Simpson.

20 January 1994: The death of Sir Matt Busby, the football player and manager best remembered for his management of Manchester United.

21 January 1840: The birth of the pioneering woman doctor and champion of medical education for women, Sophia Jex-Blake.

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