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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of the distillation hall at the Borders Distillery in Hawick in glorious sunshine; and a view of the magnificent Tantallon Castle, a Historic Environment Scotland property near North Berwick.

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In Focus

Loch Garten Osprey Centre The RSPB's Loch Garten Osprey Centre can be found some six miles north-east of Aviemore, or two miles south-west of Nethy Bridge. It lies within the wider Abernethy National Nature Reserve, which covers over 49 square miles from the valley of the River Spey in the north, to the Cairngorm plateau in the south. The Abernethy NNR is itself part of the Cairngorms National Park and most of it is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. ( More ...)

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On This Day

17 June 1390: Alexander Stewart, youngest son of Robert II and younger brother of John, Earl of Carrick (now Robert III) and Robert, Earl of Fife destroys Elgin Cathedral in reprisal against Bishop Alexander Bur. He is better remembered as the "Wolf of Badenoch".

17 June 1790: The death in Canada of William Davidson, the lumber merchant, ship builder and politician.

17 June 1943: The death in Gullane of Annie S. Swan, a prolific novelist who specialised in light romantic fiction.

Featured Book

Book Cover Hide and Seek by Ken Lussey (26 May 2023). A fast-paced thriller set in Stirling Castle and more widely across Scotland during World War Two. It’s April 1943. Medical student Helen Erickson is followed from London to her aunt’s farm in Perthshire. What do her pursuers want? Meanwhile Monique Dubois is attending a secret meeting at Stirling Castle when an old adversary is murdered in a chilling echo of a dark episode in the castle’s history. Bob Sutherland and the MI11 team are called in and discover that almost everyone who knew the victim had a motive. Then Helen disappears.
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Scottish Resources

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