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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of the busy harbour at Burghead in Moray; and the magnificent blind arches on the exterior of the chancel and apse of Leuchars Parish Church in the village of Leuchars in Fife.

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In Focus

Lochboisdale Lochboisdale is built on a headland projecting into the well sheltered Loch Baghasdail. It is best known as the ferry port for Castlebay on Barra and for Oban; and as a result is the main gateway to South Uist. Little seems to have happened here until the herring boom in the latter half of the 1800s, when it developed as an important fishing station. Perhaps the most significant development was the building of a steamer pier in 1880. ( More ...)

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On This Day

20 January 1356: Edward Balliol relinquishes his claim to the Scottish Crown to King Edward III of England in exchange for an English pension.

20 January 1936: King George V dies. He is succeeded by King Edward VIII, who abdicates 325 days later in order to marry Mrs Simpson.

20 January 1994: The death of Sir Matt Busby, the football player and manager best remembered for his management of Manchester United.

21 January 1840: The birth of the pioneering woman doctor and champion of medical education for women, Sophia Jex-Blake.

Featured Book

Book Cover Down to the Sea by Sue Lawrence (21 February 2019). When Rona and Craig buy a large Victorian house up from Edinburgh's Newhaven district once teeming with fishing boats they plan to renovate and set it up as a luxury care home. But something is not quite right: disturbing sounds can be heard when the sea mists swirl; their unpredictable neighbour makes it clear that the house was not always a happy family home. And their characterful' historic pile has a gloomy cellar harbouring relics from days gone by. Meanwhile, back in the 1890s...
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Scottish Resources

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