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John Brown, close confidante of Queen Victoria, was said by some to have more than a friendship with the queen he faithfully served after the death of her husband Albert.
John O'Groats, in the far north of the Scottish Highlands, is a gateway to the Orkney Islands. Ferry services were established from the mainland to Orkney over 500 years ago. John O'Groats is also a target for intrepid cyclists, walkers and others who travel the 800 plus miles from Lands End.
Kingdom of Shadows - Book Review
Kingdom of Shadows by Barbara Erskine is a long, page-turning book about a woman who starts to learn about Isobel of Fife, Countess of Buchan, who is said to have crowned Robert the Bruce a second time, making him the only twice-crowned King of Scotland.
Kings of Scotland - Eleventh Century
You may have seen or studied Shakespeare's Macbeth - a play written hundreds of years after Macbeth reigned. Find out about the kings who ruled Scotland ten centuries ago, including Macbeth whose life differed greatly from Shakespeare's portrayal.
Loch Ness & The Caledonian Canal
Loch Ness, home of the Loch Ness Monster, is one of several lochs linking Scotland's east and west coasts.
Lowlands - Susan Philipsz’ Turner Prize Win
Susan Philipsz is the first artist to win the Turner Prize with a sound installation. "Lowlands" incorporates several recordings of the ancient Scottish song "Lowlands Away".
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots was unlucky in love and politics. Most people know that King Henry VIII had six wives – when he married his third wife, Jane Seymour, he was forty-five years old - but did you know that Mary Queen of Scots had three husbands under her belt before her twenty-fifth birthday?
Mary's Traditional Porridge
Porridge - stirring facts, history and recipies
Scotland has produced some superb sportsmen, yet few have reached the heights of winning an Olympic gold. Here are some the Scottish men who have made it...
Olympic Women - Cook, Grainger, Robertson
Think of famous Scottish Olympic sportepeople and names that come to mind might include Chris Hoy, Eric Liddell, David Wilkie... Yet inspiring Scottish women have also triumphed in Olympic sports - have you heard of Stephanie Cook, Katherine Grainger and Shirley Robertson?
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