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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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You can navigate the site using clickable maps like the one on this page or the drop down menus. There are other resources to help you, including the Alphabetical Index, the Site Index, the Accommodation Index, the Late Availability listings page, the Search boxes on most pages (usually below a clickable map), the Site Information section, the What's On? and What's New? pages and Scotfax. In addition we have collections of links to resources such as Tour Operators and Business Services. Or simply visit a random feature page.

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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of mighty Bothwell Castle, built on a bluff above a bend in the River Clyde; and of a clump of wild garlic, the aroma of spring in Scotland, at the Aldmondell & Calderwood County Park.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

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

15 August 1057: Malcolm Canmore, defeats Macbeth at the Battle of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire.

15 August 1040: Duncan I tries to impose his will on northern Scotland, but loses to Macbeth of Moray and Earl Thorfinn of Orkney at the Battle of Pitgaveny, near Elgin. Duncan is killed during the battle, and King Macbeth is crowned at Scone later in 1040.

15 August 1771: The birth in Edinburgh of Sir Walter Scott, the world's first international literary superstar.

15 August 1856: The birth of Keir Hardie, who would rise from extremely humble origins to become one of Britain's most well regarded politicians, and the first leader of the Labour Party.

Featured Book

Book Cover Eyes Turned Skywards by Ken Lussey (31 May 2018). Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause. Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft's base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.
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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