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Header Slides

Today's header slides show the view west from McCaig's Tower in Oban, showing the town itself, the island of Kerrera, and the Isle of Mull; and Dunmore Pineapple, one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings.

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In Focus

The Battle of Harlaw On a minor road just two miles north west of the centre of Inverurie stands the imposing monument erected in 1911 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw, fought nearby on 24 July 1411. The Battle of Harlaw was the culmination of steadily growing conflict about who had legitimate claim to the powerful Earldom of Ross, which controlled a vast swathe of northern Scotland extending from the Isle of Skye to Inverness. ( More ...)

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On This Day

24 July 1394: Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, the Wolf of Badenoch dies, according to legend after playing chess with the devil at Ruthven Castle.

24 July 1411: At the Battle of Harlaw, 20 miles north west of Aberdeen, the highland army of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles meets the lowland army of Alexander, Earl of Mar, son of the Wolf of Badenoch. At stake is the Earldom of Ross and control of northern Scotland. After an inconclusive day of heavy fighting and heavy casualties, Donald retires to Inverness and Alexander to Aberdeen.

24 July 1567: Lords Ruthven and Lindsay visit Mary Queen of Scots and insist she abdicates immediately or be killed. She abdicates.

Featured Book

Book Cover Bloody Orkney by Ken Lussey (29 June 2021). Bloody Orkney is a fast-paced thriller set in Scotland during World War Two. It’s November 1942. Bob Sutherland, Monique Dubois and the Military Intelligence 11 team fly in to review security in Orkney, home to one of the most important and most heavily defended naval anchorages in the world. But an unidentified body has been found. It becomes clear that powerful men have things they’d rather keep hidden and MI11’s arrival threatens the status quo. Then Bob stumbles over a ghost from his past and things get far too personal.
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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