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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the small crofting township of Duirinish near Kyle of Lochalsh; and a view of the superb, no-expense-spared, carved frontage of the palace that forms part of Huntly Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place in August each year. It began life in 1950 as the Army's contribution to the Edinburgh International Festival. The Edinburgh Tattoo has gained a reputation for excellence and spectacle that is unmatched. It is also truly international, and some 40 countries have taken part. On average, there are around 1000 participants in the Tattoo each year, watched by over 200,000 people. ( More ...)

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On This Day

22 August 1138: The Scots army under David I is defeated at the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton in Yorkshire. Despite the defeat, the Treaty of Durham that follows in 1139 gives David I effective control over Northumbria and Cumbria.

22 August 1513: The Scottish army crosses the border with England, taking Norham Castle amongst others.

22 August 1642: Charles I, having failed to suppress or coerce the English Parliament by his will, takes it on by military might. The English Civil War begins.

22 August 1651: Charles II reaches Worcester with very little evidence of English Royalist support.

Featured Book

Book Cover A History of Scotland's Landscapes by Fiona Watson & Piers Dixon (8 March 2018). It is easy to overlook how much of our history is preserved all around us, in the pattern of fields, forests, hills and mountains, roads, railways, canals, lochs, buildings and settlements. A History of Scotland's Landscapes explores the many ways that we have used, adapted and altered our environment over thousands of years. Full of maps, photographs and drawings, it offers a remarkable new perspective on Scotland.
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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