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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 Campervan and Motorhome Hire. 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 Stones of Stenness, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site on Orkney's West Mainland; and of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat from Calton Hill in Edinburgh.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Raasay Pictish Stone Raasay is a fascinating island for many reasons. One of its less well known attractions is a 1.5 metres high Pictish symbol stone carved with three distinct symbols standing just to the inland side of the single track coast road a short distance north of Raasay House. Its location is, unusually, not marked on the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 map, but it is easy enough to spot as you pass, and it is possible to park nearby without causing an obstruction. ( More ...)

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On This Day

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.

17 May 1870: The death of David Octavius Hill, the artist who went on to help pioneer many aspects of photography in Scotland.

18 May 1538: King James V marries Marie de Guise by proxy at Notre-Dame de Paris.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Tick and the Tock of the Crocodile Clock by Kenny Boyle (3 May 2022). An aspiring writer from the Southside of Glasgow, Wendy is in a rut. She tries to brighten her call-centre job by shoehorning as many long words as possible into conversations with customers. But her manager isn’t amused by that and Wendy walks out. She finds consolation in a surprise friendship with wild-child painter Cat. It’s just what Wendy needs. Kenny Boyle’s debut novel takes us deep into the psyche of a likeable misfit who treads a fine line between reality and fantasy.‍
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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