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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 a view of Arniston House, an exceptionally fine Palladian mansion south of Edinburgh; and the beautiful moss-covered carving on the head of the Kilchoman Cross on the Isle of Islay.

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In Focus

Kirbuster Museum Kirbuster Museum stands beside a minor road a mile north east of Twatt, on Orkney's West Mainland. What you find is a fascinating and remarkable complex of buildings with a far greater depth of history than you might expect. The most fascinating part of any visit has to be the house, which is the third of three separate buildings. The heart of the house is the room known as the "firehoose", which is believed to date back to 1595 or earlier. ( More ...)

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On This Day

21 July 1796: The death in Dumfries of Robert Burns, regarded as Scotland's national poet and an icon who has loomed large in Scottish culture and consciousness ever since.

21 July 1881: 58 fishermen drown off the island of Yell in the Gloup Disaster.

21 July 1998: The death in Dundee of Oswald Wynd, the novelist who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym "Gavin Black".

Featured Book

Book Cover A Proper Person to be Detained by Catherine Czerkawska (4 July 2019 ). On Christmas Night in 1881, John Manley, a poor son of Irish immigrants living in the slums of Leeds, was fatally stabbed in a drunken quarrel. The murderer went on the run, knowing that capture could see him hang. A few generations later, author Catherine Czerkawska begins to tease out the truth behind her great-great-uncle's tragic death. But she uncovers far more than she bargained for. Catherine gives voice to people often maligned by society and silenced by history.
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Scottish Resources

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