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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 Golf Tours and Holidays. Or simply visit a random feature page.

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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of spirit slowly turning into Scotch whisky in the bonded warehouse at Cragganmore Distillery on Speyside; and a view of the triangular Caerlaverock Castle and its inner moat, south of Dumfries.

Clickable Map of Scotland

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In Focus

Eriskay Eriskay is a stunning place. Catch it on a sunny day with big skies, blue seas and white beaches and you discover what the word "idyllic" really means. It is somewhere you will want to come back to, and while nearby Barra comes very close, Eriskay is the highlight of any tour of the Western Isles. In 1550 Eriskay was owned by MacNeil of Barra and was home to a small fishing community taking full advantage of excellent fishing grounds nearby. ( More ...)

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On This Day

1 July 1543: The Treaty of Greenwich is agreed between King Henry VIII of England and the Earl of Arran, providing for the marriage of the then infant Mary, Queen of Scots to Henry's son. It is later repudiated by the Scottish Parliament.

1 July 1731: The birth near Dundee of Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, the admiral in the Royal Navy who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown.

1 July 1832: Formation of the trading company Jardine Matheson by Scots Sir James Matheson and Sir William Jardine.

1 July 1884: Allan Pinkerton, the founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency and the US Secret Service, dies in Chicago.

Featured Book

Book Cover Bloody Orkney by Ken Lussey (29 June 2021). Bloody Orkney is a fast-paced thriller set in Scotland during World War Two. It’s November 1942. Bob Sutherland, Monique Dubois and the Military Intelligence 11 team fly in to review security in Orkney, home to one of the most important and most heavily defended naval anchorages in the world. But an unidentified body has been found. It becomes clear that powerful men have things they’d rather keep hidden and MI11’s arrival threatens the status quo. Then Bob stumbles over a ghost from his past and things get far too personal.
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Scottish Resources

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