Welcome

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.

Coronavirus. On 24 June 2020 the Scottish government announced the following provsional dates for the relaxation of restrictions in Scotland. The travel distance limit for leisure will be lifted on 3 July; self-catering holiday accommodation that meets certain conditions will be permitted from 3 July; all holiday accommodation will be permitted from 15 July; museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments and libraries will reopen, with conditions, from 15 July. Subject to further review, outdoor hospitality can reopen from 6 July and indoor hospitality from 15 July. You can see the full 24 June announcement by the Scottish government here.

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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 Activities and Special Interests. 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 of the plaque showing the maker's name, Porteus of Leeds, on a malt mill in a Scotch whisky distillery; and a view of the harbour at Stromness in Orkney, which stretches along an inlet of Scapa Flow.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Cromarty Cromarty stands close to the tip of the of the Black Isle, which projects into the North Sea between the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth. It benefits from the protective shadow of the Sutors of Cromarty and is the principle settlement on the Black Isle. The attractive village looks north across the Cromarty Firth towards the fabrication yards at Nigg, and you get the very strong sense of a history tied to the sea and to seafaring. ( More ...)

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On This Day

3 July 1449: James II takes formal control of his kingdom following his marriage to Marie, niece of the Duke of Burgundy in Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh.

3 July 1728: The birth in Kirkcaldy of Robert Adam, the best known of the Adam family of architects.

3 July 1883: The steamer "Daphne" sinks with the loss of 124 lives on the Clyde during its maiden voyage.

4 July 1796: Robert Burns takes up residence at the Brow Inn to seek a cure for what we now know was rhumatic fever. The "cure" comprises drinking the waters of the Brow Well and bathing in the Solway Firth.

Featured Book

Book Cover Anna by Laura Guthrie (25 June 2020). Every cloud has a silver lining... doesn’t it? Anna is thirteen years old, lives in London with her father, and has Asperger’s syndrome. When her father dies, she moves to Scotland to live with her estranged, reclusive mother. With little support to help her fit in, she must use every coping strategy her father taught her - especially her ‘Happy Game’ - as she tries to connect with her mother, discover her past, and deal with the challenges of being thrown into a brand new life along the way.
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Scottish Resources

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