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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the Stones of Stenness, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site on Orkney's West Mainland; and of Eilean Donan Castle near Dornie, one of the most easily recognised castles in Scotland.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

The Writers Museum The Writers' Museum celebrates the lives and works of three of Scotland's best known writers: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. None of these authors had direct links with the building, but Burns lived nearby in Baxter's Close on his arrival in Edinburgh in 1786, and both Scott and Stevenson were born in the city. The Writers' Museum occupies Lady Stair's Close, a magnificent building constructed in 1622. ( More ...)

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On This Day

21 April 1567: James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, kidnaps Mary Queen of Scots on the edge of Edinburgh and takes her to Dunbar Castle, where he rapes her. They agree to marry.

21 April 1703: A "Company for the Quenching of Fire" is formed in Edinburgh, the ancestor of the modern fire service.

21 April 1746: The City of Glasgow hosts formal celebrations to mark the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden, and awards the Duke of Cumberland the freedom of the city.

21 April 1838: The noted US naturalist, explorer, writer, and geologist John Muir is born in Dunbar.

Featured Book

Book Cover Bloody Orkney by Ken Lussey (29 June 2021). Bloody Orkney is a fast-paced thriller set in Scotland during World War Two. It’s November 1942. Bob Sutherland, Monique Dubois and the Military Intelligence 11 team fly in to review security in Orkney, home to one of the most important and most heavily defended naval anchorages in the world. But an unidentified body has been found. It becomes clear that powerful men have things they’d rather keep hidden and MI11’s arrival threatens the status quo. Then Bob stumbles over a ghost from his past and things get far too personal.
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Scottish Resources

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