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Header Slides

Today's header slides are a view of Scapa Distillery, standing at the head of Scapa Bay south of Kirkwall in Orkney; and of the effigy of a knight on the Findlater and Boyne Tomb in Old Fordyce Church in Aberdeenshire.

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In Focus

Craigievar Castle Craigievar Castle stands on the west side of a valley in the beautiful rolling countryside that forms the eastern foothills of the Cairngorms, some six miles south of Alford in Aberdeenshire. The castle is reached via a single track road that leaves the A980 at a well signposted junction before climbing for a little over half a mile to the car park. Scotland has many castles, but there is something truly unique about Craigievar. ( More ...)


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On This Day

29 November 1813: A campaign is launched in Dumfries to raise public subscriptions to fund a mausoleum for the poet Robert Burns.

29 November 1872: The scientist, mathematician and writer, Mary Somerville dies in Italy.

30 November 1292: John Balliol is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.

30 November 1335: The Battle of Culblean, near Ballater, sees the defeat of Edward Balliol's forces under David de Strathbogie by Sir Andrew Murray.

Featured Book

Book Cover Jump Cut by Helen Grant (28 September 2023). The Simulacrum is the most famous lost movie in film history – would you tell someone your darkest secrets, just to lay hands on a copy? 104-year-old Mary Arden is the last surviving cast member of a notorious lost film. Holed up in Garthside, an Art Deco mansion reputed to be haunted, she has always refused interviews. Now Mary has agreed to talk to film enthusiast Theda Garrick. The spirit of The Simulacrum walks Garthside by night, and it will turn an old tragedy into a new nightmare...
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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