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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.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Alnwick No visitor to Northumberland should miss Alnwick. It stands approximately half the way up the length of the county some four miles inland from the coast and just to the west of the main A1 road. The town itself was built on gently sloping ground on the south side of the River Aln and is one of the most attractive you will find anywhere. And if that were not enough of an incentive to visit, it is also home to Alnwick Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in Europe. ( More ...)

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On This Day

13 December 1721: The death off the coast of West Africa of Alexander Selkirk, the Scot whose experiences inspired Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe".

13 December 1784: The death in London of Samuel Johnson, the English author, journalist and literary critic who travelled with James Boswell to the Highlands and Islands in 1773.

13 December 1805: The birth near Braemar of Johann von Lamont, who would become an eminent German astronomer.

14 December 1542: James V dies at Falkland Palace, aged 30, probably from cholera.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Cyber Puppets by Angus McAllister (15 May 2018). His life was like a soap opera, but that was only the start of his troubles... Scott Maxwell was worried. Not about his wife Fiona's unfaithfulness, or about his brother-in-law Wilson Laird's scheming. Scott was more concerned about his lack of free will, his frequent memory lapses, and the fact that no-one noticed when his father-in-law Hector was replaced by an imposter. And when the reality around him collapsed, plunging him into a devastated future world, it was time for Scott to be seriously alarmed!
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Scottish Resources

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