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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the Skye Bridge, as seen from Am Ploc, a viewpoint above Kyle of Lochalsh; and Lagavulin Distillery, one of the three distilleries that can be found on the south coast of the Isle of Islay.

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In Focus

Brechin Cathedral Brechin Cathedral stands on ground that rises above the north bank of Skinner's Burn, a tributary of the River South Esk, in the heart of the extremely attractive town of Brechin in Angus. The usual approach is by walking down the gentle hill of Church Lane from Church Street. As you reach the foot of the lane the north side of the cathedral opens up in front of you. The origins of Brechin Cathedral are thought to date back to the arrival of St Dubhoc or Duthoc in around 600AD. ( More ...)

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On This Day

24 April 1558: Fifteen year old Mary Queen of Scots marries fourteen year old Francoise, Dauphin of France in Paris. The wedding is accompanied by an agreement that will unify the crowns of Scotland and France if there are children of the marriage, and hand over the crown of Scotland to France if there are not.

24 April 1633: A royal warrant is issued to Sir John Hepburn to raised a body of men in Scotland for service in France. This regiment becomes known as the Royal Scots.

24 April 1882: The birth in Moffat of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, best remembered as the commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.

Featured Book

Book Cover Eyes Turned Skywards by Ken Lussey (30 April 2018). Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him. Or so he thinks. On 25 August 1942 the Duke of Kent, brother of King George VI, is killed in northern Scotland in an unexplained air crash; a second crash soon after suggests a shared, possibly sinister, cause. Bob Sutherland is tasked with visiting the aircraft's base in Oban and the first crash site in Caithness to gather clues as to who might have had reason to sabotage one, or both, of the aircraft.
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Scottish Resources

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