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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Callendar House, for all the world looking like a French château dropped into the heart of Falkirk; and a view south along the main road on the island of Jura, towards the village of Craighouse.

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In Focus

Edinburgh Book Festival With a number of other festivals on in Edinburgh, it is too easy to overlook the joys of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, held in a series of marquees in the city's Charlotte Square in the second half of August each year. The Book Festival started life as a biennial festival in 1983, becoming an annual event in 1997. It is now the world's biggest book festival and sees capacity audiences for the many authors who attend. ( More ...)

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On This Day

24 August 1198: The birth in Haddington of King Alexander II of Scotland.

24 August 1802: The birth in Fintry of John Macgregor, who would establish a shipbuilding yard on the River Clyde and do much to pioneer the development of iron ships.

24 August 1879: The birth near Glasgow of John Maclean, the revolutionary socialist politician who played an important part in the Red Clydeside movement.

25 August 1776: The death of David Hume, generally regarded as the most important philosopher ever to write in English.

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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