Monday, 24 June, 2024

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2 May

Loch Leven castle

2 May 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven castle where she had been imprisoned following her forced abdication in favour of her infant son James VI. Mary revoked her abdication and raised an army to confront the supporters of her son led by her half-brother James Stewart, Earl of Moray. Mary’s forces would be defeated at the battle of Langside on 13 May.

2 May 1933: The first reported modern-day sighting of the Loch Ness Monster appeared in The Inverness Courier.


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