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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the superb collection of carved stones in Kilmory Knap Chapel in Argyll; and a view of the Kylesku Bridge in north west Sutherland, surely one of the most beautiful bridges anywhere.

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In Focus

Calton Hill Calton Hill rises beyond the east end of Princes Street and carries a rather eccentric collection of buildings and monuments. Its principal attraction is the superb panoramic view, taking in pretty much the whole of Edinburgh. Robert Louis Stevenson said that Calton Hill was the best viewpoint in the city as from it you could see both Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat, something you couldn't from either of them. We tend to agree with him. ( More ...)

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On This Day

19 April 1390: The death at Dundonald Castle of King Robert II, the son of Robert I's daughter Marjorie and her husband Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland.

19 April 1567: James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, although already married, proposes marriage to Mary Queen of Scots with the support of many influential nobles across Scotland. Mary turns him down.

19 April 1824: The death in Greece of the leading poet of the Romantic movement and Greek liberation fighter George Byron, 6th Baron Byron.

20 April 1746: Following his defeat at the Battle of Culloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to Arisaig where he stays for a week.

Featured Book

Book Cover A Friendship in Letters: Robert Louis Stevenson & J.M. Barrie by Michael Shaw (13 November 2020). Though they never met, Robert Louis Stevenson and J. M. Barrie developed a warm friendship, revealed in these amusing and gossipy letters, with vivid commentary on each other's literary work. Until recently, Barrie's side of the correspondence was presumed lost by his biographers. This epistolary volume reunites Barrie's letters with Stevenson's and contextualises them through an engaging introduction and a series of appendices, including a delightful short story by Barrie.
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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