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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 superb Castle Menzies, the traditional stronghold of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies near Aberfeldy; and the pier at Ludaig, at the southern tip of South Uist, with the island of Barra in the distance.

Clickable Map of Scotland

Clickable Map of Scotland

In Focus

Fair Isle Measuring some three miles from north to south and a mile and a half from east to west, Fair Isle is Scotland's most remote inhabited island. It lies some 25 miles south west of Mainland Shetland and some 30 miles north east of the nearest of the Orkney Islands. Fair Isle's population today stands at about 70, having slowly increased from a low point of about 50 in the 1950s, when evacuation of the remaining population seemed a very real possibility. ( More ...)

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On This Day

24 September 1332: Edward Balliol is crowned King of Scots at Scone. This leaves Scotland with two kings: Edward Balliol and David II.

24 September 1850: St Mary's Dalmahoy is consecrated at a service led by the Bishop of Edinburgh.

24 September 1930: The death in New Zealand of Harry McNish, the carpenter on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917.

25 September 1963: The death in Inverness of Captain Ted Fresson, a pioneer aviator who is primarily remembered for establishing Highland Airways in 1933.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Janus Run by Douglas Skelton (20 September 2018). When Coleman Lang finds his girlfriend Gina dead in his New York City apartment, he thinks nothing could be worse... until he becomes the prime suspect. Desperate to uncover the truth and clear his name, Coleman hits the streets. But there's a deranged Italian hitman, an intuitive cop, two US Marshals, his ex-wife and the mysterious organisation known only as Janus on his tail. And trying to piece together Gina's murky past without dredging up his own seems impossible.
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Scottish Resources

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