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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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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 Wildlife Tours and Holidays. Or simply visit a random feature page.

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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the Stones of Stenness, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site on Orkney's West Mainland; and of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat from Calton Hill in Edinburgh.

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In Focus

Highland Park Distillery Highland Park is one of the best-known and most respected of Scotch whiskies. The sign on the gate says that Highland Park was established in 1796. The founder was Magnus Eunson, who had set up an illicit still near Kirkwall in Orkney. Folklore and history seem confused, but it seems Magnus Eunson was a local church officer who had on occasion escaped the attentions of the excisemen by hiding the whisky he produced under his pulpit. ( More ...)

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On This Day

23 January 1570: The Regent, the Earl of Moray, is shot and killed at Linlithgow by an assailant hiding in the home of the Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews.

23 January 1871: The death in New Zealand of Thomas Burns, the Presbyterian church minister from Ayrshire who became an early European settler and religious leader in New Zealand.

24 January 1446: The "Battle of Arbroath" takes place over who will succeed to the post of "Bailie of the Regality" at Arbroath Abbey. As many as 600 people are said to have been killed.

Featured Book

Book Cover Lest You Be Judged by David Hutchison (28 August 2019). When a High Court Judge is brutally murdered, DCI Mike Steel begins to piece together the jigsaw which will find his killer. Aided by his new sergeant, DS Robin Moss, a fast-track university graduate, they discover there has been an escape from a secure mental hospital and, after a Priest is murdered, they realise they are on the heels of a serial killer. The jigsaw pieces appear to be a perfect fit until Moss uncovers one missing, and horrifying, piece.
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Scottish Resources

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