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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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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the view east towards Glen Shiel from the Bealach Ratagain, the high point on the road to Glenelg; and the gateway to Highland Park Distillery on the southern edge of Kirkwall in Orkney.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

St Andrews St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland (and of Russia and Romania) and his feast day is celebrated on 30 November. This is also Scotland's national day, though debate continues in Scotland about whether St Andrew's Day should be a public holiday: currently it isn't. The legend is that in 347, St Andrew's relics were brought by St Rule by sea from Patras in Greece to the settlement now known as St Andrews in Fife, though it is more likely they arrived four centuries later. ( More ...)

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On This Day

30 November 1292: John Balliol is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.

30 November 1335: The Battle of Culblean, near Ballater, sees the defeat of Edward Balliol's forces under David de Strathbogie by Sir Andrew Murray.

30 November 1872: The world's first football international is held between Scotland and England, ending in a goalless draw.

30 November 1923: The death of John Maclean, the revolutionary socialist politician who played an important part in the Red Clydeside movement.

Featured Book

Book Cover The House With 46 Chimneys by Ken Lussey (10 November 2020). Life changes dramatically for Kaleb, Jude and Sequoia when they move to live with their aunt in a rural corner of central Scotland. It’s the beginning of April 2020, the early days of the coronavirus lockdown. Three local children they meet – in a socially distanced way – draw them into a two-century old family mystery involving the haunting of the nearby ruins of Dunmore Park. Do they try to right a wrong that was done in 1828, a wrong that has had consequences ever since? Or is doing so simply too dangerous?
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Scottish Resources

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