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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Corgarff Castle, standing in a wild and lonely spot at the head of Strathdon in Aberdeenshire; and the view east over Lyness on Hoy in Orkney to Scapa Flow and the islands of Fara and Flotta.

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In Focus

Ardaneaskan Croft Museum Ardaneaskan, south of Lochcarron, is a nice little place in its own right, but a real bonus for visitors is to discover (as we did from a small roadside sign) that there is a croft museum here. To reach it you follow a track downhill towards the shore for fifty yards or so, into a group of cottages and outbuildings. The museum is housed in what looks to be an old barn. Some of the exhibits are gathered around the building, while the rest are inside. ( More ...)

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On This Day

23 May 1701: Captain William Kidd is hung at Wapping for murder and piracy.

23 May 1846: The death in Manchester of Ensign Charles Ewart, remembered for capturing the regimental eagle of the French 45th Regiment of the Line at the Battle of Waterloo.

23 May 1951: The death in Edinburgh of Christina Kay, the schoolteacher who became the model for the main character in Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

24 May 1153: David I dies, and is succeeded by his grandson, Malcolm IV, aged 12.

Featured Book

Book Cover See You on the Hill by Ralph Storer (7 December 2018). Following on from The Joy of Hillwalking and 50 Shades of Hillwalking, acclaimed outdoors writer Ralph Storer returns with another eclectic selection of tales culled from a not-yet-lifetime of adventure and misadventure on hills and mountains. Written with Ralph's trademark wit, his entertaining escapades will amuse, thrill, inspire and give pause for contemplation. Join Ralph as he gets snowbound in the Cairngorms; gets lost on Sardinia; falls off a mountain in the Sierra Nevada... and much more.
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Scottish Resources

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