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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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Header Slides

Today's header slides are an external view of the magnificent Drum Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property in Aberdeenshire; and the island of Rum, seen from its eastern side in the light of an October dawn.

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In Focus

Greenbank Garden Greenbank Garden lies on the very southern edge of Glasgow. Just over five miles south of the city centre, this really is the point at which the city meets the countryside. What you find here is a 2.5 acre or 1 hectare walled garden divided into a series of discrete "rooms" intended to give gardeners used to a more domestic scale inspiration, ideas, or simply enjoyment. The surrounding grounds amount to a further 6 hectares or 15 acres and include a woodland walk. ( More ...)

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On This Day

15 October 1586: Mary Queen of Scots is tried for treason at Fotheringay Castle in Northamptonshire.

15 October 1651: Charles II sails to France from Sussex after six weeks as a fugitive in England.

15 October 1686: The birth in Leadhills of the renowned poet Allan Ramsay the Elder.

15 October 1914 : The Royal Navy cruiser HMS Hawke is sunk by a German U-boat off Aberdeen with the loss of 524 members of her crew.

15 October 1965: The Ben Cruachan hydro-electric scheme near Oban opens.

Featured Book

Book Cover Eyes Turned Skywards by Ken Lussey (31 May 2018). Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause. Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft's base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.
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Scottish Resources

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