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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the the lovely village of Pennan, made famous by the film "Local Hero", on the north Aberdeenshire coast; and a view south along the island of Raasay, with Skye in the distance.

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In Focus

Glenfinnan Monument In the early afternoon of Monday 19 August 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart stepped out of a small rowing boat at the north end of Loch Shiel, at a place now marked by the Glenfinnan Monument. It was the start of the '45 uprising, which would end in bloody failure at Culloden less than eight months later. In its aftermath the Highland way of life that had existed for hundreds of years was swept away by brutality, suppression and self interest. ( More ...)

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On This Day

19 August 1561: Mary Queen of Scots, aged eighteen and now a widow, is increasingly isolated in France, and has little choice but to accept an invitation to return to a now Protestant Scotland as Queen.

19 August 1646: The death in Edinburgh of Alexander Henderson the theologian closely involved in the drawing up of the 1638 National Covenant.

19 August 1745: Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard at Glenfinnan.

19 August 1808: The birth in Edinburgh of James Nasmyth the inventor and engineer remembered mostly for his development of the steam hammer.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Corncrake: An Ecology of an Enigma by Frank Rennie (29 April 2022). Until now there has been no full-length book that attempts to capture all the aspects of the Corncrake's ecology, and to present this information to non-specialists. As a result many important facts about its lifestyle and behaviour have not been widely known. Although rarely seen, the Corncrake is well-known due to its characteristic night-time calling, but new discoveries may offer new ways of protecting and enabling the population of this iconic species to recover, even to thrive in our countryside.
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Scottish Resources

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