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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the plaque showing the maker's name, Porteus of Leeds, on a malt mill in a Scotch whisky distillery; and a view of the harbour at Stromness in Orkney, which stretches along an inlet of Scapa Flow.

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In Focus

Tingwall Tingwall is a tiny settlement on the north-east coast of Orkney's West Mainland which looks across the Gairsay Sound to the islands of Gairsay, Wyre and Rousay and serves as the Mainland terminal for the ferry to these islands. For anyone who enjoys fishing harbours, a visit to Tingwall is fascinating. Amongst the specialities on view are the incredibly fresh crabs which can be found, still snapping, in the blue tubs on the harbourside. ( More ...)

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On This Day

19 January 1644: A Scottish Covenanter army of 20,000 men under the command of Alexander Leslie moves south to support the Parliamentary Army.

19 January 1736: The birth in Greenock of the engineer and inventor James Watt, whose improvements to the steam engine are fundamental in bringing about the industrial revolution.

20 January 1356: Edward Balliol relinquishes his claim to the Scottish Crown to King Edward III of England in exchange for an English pension.

20 January 1936: King George V dies. He is succeeded by King Edward VIII, who abdicates 325 days later in order to marry Mrs Simpson.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Everliving Memory of John Valentine by Ross Sayers (30 July 2021). 2019: It’s Hannah Greenshields’s first day at Memory Lane, a memory clinic in the centre of Edinburgh. She soon learns that Memory Lane possesses advanced technology which allows clients to relive their favourite memories for a substantial fee. 1975: John Valentine, a Memory Lane client, is reliving his wedding day over and over again, hoping to change one key event he can’t forget. However, as proceedings become less and less familiar, John realises his memory isn’t such a safe place after all.
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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