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Header Slides

Today's header slides are of beautiful Melrose Abbey, one of the four great abbeys of the Scottish Borders; and a view of Sandwood Bay in north-west Sutherland, in our view the most magnificent beach in the UK.

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In Focus

Tolquhon Castle Aberdeenshire is home to many superb castles, often in good repair and complete with fixtures and furnishings. A visitor to the area is therefore spoiled for choice, and this may be why Tolquhon Castle, approximately mid way between Tarves and Pitmedden, is so easily overlooked. Which is a shame, because anywhere else in the country, Tolquhon would be much better appreciated for what it is, a remarkably complete courtyard castle built in the 1580s. ( More ...)


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On This Day

20 May 685: The Battle of Dunnichen or Nechtansmere, near Forfar. King Ecgfrith of Northumbria is decisively defeated by the Picts, paving the way for the development of a separate Scottish nation. The battle is later depicted on a cross slab at Aberlemno Kirk.

20 May 1685: The Earl of Argyll sails from Holland to Campbeltown with 300 men in an attempted uprising. It fails and he is executed.

20 May 1883: The death in Edinburgh of William Chambers, the publisher who became Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

21 May 1424: James I is crowned at Scone.

Featured Book

Book Cover A Tangled Web by Ken Lussey (15 November 2023). A fast-paced thriller set in northern Scotland. Callum Anderson returns to Sutherland to help local GP Jenny Mackay investigate the death of her husband. The authorities say it was suicide but she’s convinced he was murdered. It soon becomes clear that Iain Mackay lied to everyone who thought he loved them: especially his wife and his daughters. But that becomes the least of their problems when they come up against people who have already killed and would have no qualms about killing again.
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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