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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 Walking and Climbing Holidays and Guiding. Or simply visit a random feature page.

Accommodation can be accessed via the "Accommodation" menu at the top of many pages, including this one, or using the "See and Stay" menus at the top of many other pages.

Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the distillation hall at the Borders Distillery in Hawick in glorious sunshine; and a view of the magnificent Tantallon Castle, a Historic Environment Scotland property near North Berwick.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Elcho Castle Elcho Castle is not one of Scotland's best known or most visited castles, but it is one of the most enjoyable. If you want a castle that is sufficiently well preserved to give a real feel for the way its residents lived; that is large enough to give scope for exploration; that has a superb and fascinating setting; and that is only a few miles from one of Scotland's main motorways (and one of its cities, Perth), then Elcho Castle is the place for you. ( More ...)

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On This Day

16 May 1823: The death in France of Grace Elliott, the renowned Scottish society beauty and courtesan who witnessed at first hand the French Revolution.

16 May 1933: Midland Scottish Air Ferries begins Islay's first scheduled passenger service.

17 May 1741: George Watson's Hospital, a charitable school, opens in Edinburgh with eleven pupils.

17 May 1810: The suicide in a Paisley canal of Robert Tannahill, the self-taught poet and musician widely known as the Weaver Poet.

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

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