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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 magnificent coastal scenery at Clachtoll, on the west coast of Sutherland north of Lochinver; and the lovely Inchamhome Priory on the Lake of Menteith in the heart of the Trossachs.

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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 The Stockholm Run by Ken Lussey (26 May 2022). A fast-paced thriller set largely in Edinburgh and Stockholm during World War Two. It's March 1943. The death of an intruder in a hidden bunker leads to a much larger secret buried beneath Edinburgh Castle. As the mystery unravels, Bob Sutherland and Monique Dubois are sent to Stockholm, a city supposedly at peace in a world at war, to take delivery of a message of critical national importance. Or is it a trap? Can their relationship survive what they uncover? Will they live long enough for that to matter?
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Scottish Resources

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