WWII German POW leaves nearly £400k to ‘kind’ village of Comrie

Mary Slessor , from Dundee, a missionary who worked to tackle barbarism against children in south Nigeria. PIC: Centre for the Study of World Christianity,
University of Edinburgh.

Mary Slessor: the Scot who took on 19th Century African tribes

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From The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow by Thomas Annan. PIC: NLS.

The photos of Scotland’s 19th Century camera pioneers

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On this day 1787: Scotland’s first lighthouse is lit at 3.31pm

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Glasgow’s Piping Live! festival contributes £2.3m to economy


Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Royal Salutes at Stirling Castle. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Stirling Castle named Scotland’s best visitor attraction

People & Places
The Witches Well set into the wall of Edinburgh Castle esplanade. It commemorates the hundreds of witches persecuted and burnt at the stake on that site. Picture: TSPL

The Witches Well: Edinburgh’s witch trials memorial

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Detail from front cover of The Stowaways: The Story of the Boys on the Ice, willl be published next month by Magic Torch Comics. The graphic novel tells a story little mentioned for almost 100 years. PIC Mhairi M Robertson.

The Arran stowaways thrown off a ship in Newfoundland

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The 12 nobles set sail from Fife in 1598 for Lewis PIC Wikicommons

The plan to colonise Lewis by the Fife Adventurers


“World class” celebration to mark 700th anniversary of Declaration of Arbroath


Edinburgh Military Tattoo to give clan members starring role in 2017 production

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Armistice Day 2016: comment from The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post

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The drug-induced Edinburgh dinner parties that revolutionised medicine

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The letter penned by Fanny Stevenson the day after the author passed away.

Letter describing RL Stevenson's final hours secured for nation

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Gleneagles is best known for its golf courses and its hotel.

Place name of the week: Gleneagles - Gleann Eagais

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Miners are pictured underground at the Frances Colliery in 1942, a rare image as itwas unusual for the men to be photographed at work near the coal face. Althoughrumours of the pits closure were active in 1982, miners were assured that their jobswere safe, but in 1985 the National Coal Board announced that the Frances was toclose with the loss of 500 jobs. PIC Contributed.

The men and women of Fife’s industrial past

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A restored section of the 17th century map.

Rare 17th century map found stuffed up an Aberdeen chimney is saved for the nation

Lifestyle 1

Place name of the week: Kirkcudbright - Cille Chuithbeirt

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Aidan Smith: Royal drama is an everyday tale of boozy, bickering, lustful telly addicts

Opinion 2

Prince Charles’ restaurant to open in Ballater next week