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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 of the the lovely village of Pennan, made famous by the film "Local Hero", on the north Aberdeenshire coast; and a view south along the island of Raasay, with Skye in the distance.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Stromness Museum Stromness Museum stands on Alfred Street in Stromness, one of the series of narrow, characterful streets that together make up the town's main street. The story of Stromness Museum dates back to the foundation of the Orkney Natural History Society in 1837. In 1856 the Society and the Burgh Council jointly moved into the building occupied by the museum today. The Burgh Council originally had the ground floor, but moved out in 1862. ( More ...)

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On This Day

19 July 1333: The Scots are heavily defeated by Edward III at the Battle of Haildon Hill as they try to relieve Berwick Castle. David II, still a boy, goes to France for safety.

19 July 1654: A Royalist uprising in the Highlands led by the Earl of Glencairn and Major-General John Middleton disintegrates after meeting troops under General Monck at the Battle of Dalnaspidal near Loch Garry.

19 July 1896: The birth of the author A.J. Cronin, one of the most commercially successful Scottish writers of the 20th Century.

Featured Book

Book Cover Fixed Odds by William McIntyre (4 July 2019). (A Robbie Munro Thriller) Defence lawyer Robbie Munro is looking forward to the birth of his second child, while at work he’s called to defend George ‘Genghis’ McCann on a charge of burglary, and Oscar ‘the Showman’ Bowman, snooker champion, on one of betting fraud. Genghis has stolen – and lost – a priceless masterpiece, while Oscar doesn’t seem to have a defence of any kind. With promises of great rewards, Robbie has never been more tempted to fix the legal odds in his favour.
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Scottish Resources

English Borders Index South Central Index Edinburgh Index Fife Index West Central Index Argyll Index Glasgow & Stirling Index Western Isles Index Western Isles Index West Highlands Index Argyll Index East Lothian Index Angus Index West Central Index South West Index North Central Index Aberdeenshire Index Sutherland Index Caithness Index Orkney Index Shetland Index