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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of Skara Brae in Orkney, a window into the lives of the people who lived here 5,000 years ago; and a tomb carving of figures and a ship in St Clement's Church on Harris in the Western Isles.

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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

7 August 1548: Five year-old Mary Queen of Scots sets sail for France to escape Henry VIII's English troops.

7 August 1894: The first train arrives in Fort William on the newly opened West Highland Line.

7 August 1936: Air services begin from Barra Airport, the only beach airport anywhere in the world to be used for scheduled airline services.

8 August 1296: The Stone of Scone, or the Stone of Destiny, is removed from Scone Abbey by King Edward I of England.

Featured Book

Book Cover A Taste of the Highlands by Ghillie Basan (7 October 2021). On this culinary journey through the Highlands of Scotland, award-winning food writer Ghillie Basan meets a host of artisan food producers, farmers, crofters, fishermen and distillers. From the Cairngorms, the Moray Firth and the Black Isle to Sutherland and Argyll, she discovers a huge variety of local produce. Featuring a hundred recipes, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, as well as the stories of the people she meets, this is a celebration of life and food in one of the world’s most beautiful places.
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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