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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of the inner court of the mighty Caerlaverock Castle south of Dumfries; and of a lighthouse on the island of Graemsay, near the western end of the huge natural harbour of Scapa Flow in Orkney.

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In Focus

Killiecrankie On 27 July 1689, some 4,000 government troops were ambushed and defeated by 2,500 Jacobites under the 1st Viscount Dundee at the Battle of Killiecrankie. The Pass of Killiecrankie lies between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. A little under a mile and a half long, it is a narrow, steep sided glen that forms the most constricted part of what has throughout history been the main route between the Highlands and the Lowlands. ( More ...)

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On This Day

27 July 1694: William III/II grants a Royal Charter to the Bank of England, set up by Sir William Paterson.

27 July 1689: The leader of Jacobite dissent in Scotland is Viscount Dundee who gathers an army of Highlanders and a few Irish at Blair Castle. As General Mackay moves a government army of lowland troops north from Dunkeld the two sides meet at the Battle of Killiecrankie. The outcome is a victory for the Jacobites, but at a high cost including the death of Viscount Dundee, or "Bonnie Dundee" as he is remembered.

27 July 1790: The Forth and Clyde Canal is opened to use.

Featured Book

Book Cover In a Veil of Mist by Donald S Murray (11 March 2021). Operation Cauldron, 1952: Top-secret germ warfare experiments are taking place aboard a vessel moored off the Isle of Lewis. Local villagers Jessie and Duncan encounter strange sights on the deserted beach nearby and suspect the worst. And one government scientist wrestles with his own inner anguish over the testing, even if he believes extreme deterrent weapons are needed. When a noxious cloud of plague bacteria is released into the path of a passing trawler, disaster threatens.
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Scottish Resources

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