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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 stunning view from Isleornsay on Skye over the Sound of Sleat towards the mountains of Knoydart on the mainland; and Lennoxlove House near Haddington in East Lothian.

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In Focus

Castletown The village of Castletown lies a short distance inland from the southern corner of Dunnet Bay, five miles east of Thurso. Dunnet Bay faces north-west and is protected to the north by the bulk of Dunnet Head. The bay's south-eastern side is bounded by a beautiful two mile long beach backed by high dunes. The southern end of the beach expires at the mouth of a stream, once used to power the huge, but now ruinous, Castletown Mill. ( More ...)

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On This Day

25 May 1660: King Charles II sails from Holland to Dover: the monarchy is restored.

25 May 1967: Celtic becomes the first British football club to win the European Cup. It fields a team of eleven Scots, all from west-central Scotland.

25 May 1971: Production begins at the Invergordon aluminium works near Dingwall.

26 May 1652: The last Royalist stronghold anywhere on the eastern side of Scotland, Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven, surrenders after an eight month siege, though not before the Scottish crown jewels have been smuggled out to safety in Kinneff Old Church.

Featured Book

Book Cover The Stockholm Run by Ken Lussey (26 May 2022). A fast-paced thriller set largely in Edinburgh and Stockholm during World War Two. It's March 1943. The death of an intruder in a hidden bunker leads to a much larger secret buried beneath Edinburgh Castle. As the mystery unravels, Bob Sutherland and Monique Dubois are sent to Stockholm, a city supposedly at peace in a world at war, to take delivery of a message of critical national importance. Or is it a trap? Can their relationship survive what they uncover? Will they live long enough for that to matter?
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Scottish Resources

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