This post is to announce the launch of the new website – the Scottish Portal. This website is designed to be used a general source of information for present day Scotland, its history, culture and landscape amongst other things which will be split in to inter-related sections. It will seek to fill a gap in the present internet provision for obtaining information on Scotland, preventing users from having to go to many different websites to obtain the information which can be accessed through this site. This site will also include links to the relevant websites covering such areas as travel, tourism and leisure facilities. Please send me your comments about this site and I will endeavour to reply to them as quickly as possible particularly as regards any topics you would like to see covered on this website.