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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.

Please note: The whole of mainland Scotland and some islands are subject to the Scottish government's temporary lockdown measures, which came into effect on 5 January 2021. More information is available on the Scottish government website: www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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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 Holidays and Guiding. 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 a view of the harbour at the end of the "Road to the Isles" in Mallaig; and a glass of whisky ready for tasting in the bonded warehouse at Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford in Perthshire.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Balvaird Castle Balvaird Castle is perched on a hilltop overlooking the A912 as it makes its way over the eastern arm of the Ochil Hills, about a mile south of junction with the road leading through Glen Farg. Its location falls short of the sheer rocky impregnability of a Stirling Castle, but as a statement of dominance and control it still takes some beating. Balvaird Castle was built in 1500 by Sir Andrew Murray, a member of the Murray family of Tullibardine. ( More ...)

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On This Day

19 January 1644: A Scottish Covenanter army of 20,000 men under the command of Alexander Leslie moves south to support the Parliamentary Army.

19 January 1736: The birth in Greenock of the engineer and inventor James Watt, whose improvements to the steam engine are fundamental in bringing about the industrial revolution.

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.

Featured Book

Book Cover Roman Britain by Denise Allen and Mike Bryan (15 September 2020). The Romans ruled Britannia for more than 350 years, leaving an indelible mark on our landscape, glimpses of which can still be seen at sites and museums in England, Wales and Scotland.This book provides the history of the best Roman villas, forts, walls and bathhouses, as well as the hidden gems which the uninitiated might pass by. It also explains how these remnants of the past fit into the bigger story, pointing out details which have their own tale to tell, connecting us with the people who lived here 2,000 years ago.
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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