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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 Blair Castle in Perthshire, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl; and a view of the Forth Bridge, or Forth Rail Bridge, the eighth wonder of the world when built, and still magnificent.

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In Focus

Barry Mill Barry Mill is an extremely rare example of a working water-powered oatmeal mill. It is powered by the water of the Barry Burn, better known for forming an obstacle on the famous Carnoustie Golf Links a short distance downstream. Barry Mill is fully functional and milling demonstrations take place, particularly on Sunday afternoons or for pre-booked groups. At other times the mechanism may be working though not milling and the resident miller gives guided tours. ( More ...)

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On This Day

27 June 1746: Flora MacDonald sails "over the sea to Skye" from Benbecula with a disguised Bonnie Prince Charlie.

27 June 1751: David Balfour and Alan Breck, fictional heroes of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Kidnapped", begin their trek across Scotland.

27 June 1947: The death of Nan Hughes, the socialist local politician and daughter of Keir Hardie, first leader of the Labour Party.

28 June 1146: A service of dedication is held in the abbey church at Melrose Abbey, which would take another 50 years to complete in its entirety.

Featured Book

Book Cover For the Safety of All: A Story of Scotland's Lighthouses by Donald S Murray (28 April 2022). Lighthouses punctuate Scotland’s coastline. They have been a lifeline for seafarers at the mercy of treacherous weather and uncertain navigation. Donald S Murray explores Scotland’s lighthouses through history, storytelling and the voices of the lightkeepers: from ancient beacons to the work of the Stevensons and the Northern Lighthouse Board, and from wartime strife to automation and preservation.
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Scottish Resources

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