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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.

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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.

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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of a reconstructed Iron Age crannog on Loch Tay at the Scottish Crannog Centre near Kenmore; and an image of a Saltire, the flag of Scotland and one of the oldest flags in the world.

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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

27 June 1746: Flora MacDonald sails "over the sea to Skye" from Benbecula with a disguised Bonnie Prince Charlie.

27 June 1751: David Balfour and Alan Breck, fictional heroes of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Kidnapped", begin their trek across Scotland.

27 June 1947: The death of Nan Hughes, the socialist local politician and daughter of Keir Hardie, first leader of the Labour Party.

28 June 1146: A service of dedication is held in the abbey church at Melrose Abbey, which would take another 50 years to complete in its entirety.

Featured Book

Book Cover The End of the Line by Gillian Galbraith (6 June 2019). After the death of a leading haematologist, antiquarian book dealer Anthony Sparrow clears out his mansion of its books and papers. He soon begins to question the real circumstances of the old man's death: was he in fact murdered? The answer might be found in the personal papers which Sparrow unearths. But as he closes in on the answer, the perspective and everything which he was sure about dissolves into darkness and shadows.
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Scottish Resources

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