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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the fascinating Kirbuster Museum on Orkney's West Mainland; and a view of the superb, no-expense-spared, carved frontage of the palace that forms part of Huntly Castle in Aberdeenshire.

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In Focus

Helmsdale Helmsdale's story dates back at least as far as the Vikings, who settled beside the sheltered mouth of the River Ullie or River Helmsdale. Helmsdale Castle was built in 1488. The castle was the location of the poisoning of the 11th Earl of Sutherland in 1567 by his aunt, Isobel Sinclair, to clear the way for her own son to become Earl. The castle fell into ruin in the 1800s, and the remaining tower was demolished make way for a new bridge over the River Helmsdale in 1970. ( More ...)

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On This Day

20 November 1737: The death in London at the age of 54 of Queen Caroline, wife of King George II.

20 November 1964: The first part of the M8 Motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh is opened.

21 November 1638: The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland begins a month-long meeting in Glasgow despite the efforts of the King's Lord High Commissioner in Scotland, the Marquis of Hamilton, to dissolve it. By continuing with the meeting, the Assembly members effectively declare themselves as rebels against the King.

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

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