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scotcorrespond Remember’s #Scotland’s forgotten rocket man, the Rev William Leitch, on #MoonDay and #SpaceExplorationDay He came u… https://t.co/eUoc05k8pw
scotcorrespond Happy 122nd Birthday to writer AJ Cronin from Cardross, creator of Dr Finlay’s Casebook. As Medical Inspector of Mi… https://t.co/vSQRjc4J57
scotcorrespond Scots are a generous lot - folks at the #Bundanoon, aka #Brigadoon, #HighlandGames in NSW, #Australia raised $71,71… https://t.co/ktTkXpOu4E

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Another fun fact for international Space Exploration Day.
Did you know the world’s only close encounter with a UFO ever to be officially recorded as a criminal assault, and which remains the subject of an ongoing police investigation, happened in Scotland?
Forestry worker Bob Taylor was knocked unconscious and had his clothes ripped after he stumbled across a UFO in woods near Livingston in November 1979 and to date the case remains unsolved.
You can read about that incident, and what’s on the agenda at the UFO & Paranormal Conference being held in Glasgow, here: issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_19/84?ff=true
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Today (20 July) is International Moon Day and Space Exploration Day – both started to commemorate the anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon.
But, did you know that the concept of rocket travel in space was first thought up by the Rev. William Leitch, a Scottish Minister from Bute in 1861 – over 100 years before Scots-American Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, and four years before Jules Verne wrote his science fiction novel “From the Earth to the Moon”?https://issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_4/90?ff=true
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Happy 122nd Birthday to Top Scot and author AJ Cronin, born in Rosebank Cottage, Cardross near Helensburgh on 19 July 1896.
As a doctor he worked as Medical Inspector of Mines for Great Britain in the 1920s and his reports on conditions in the mines helped establish the link between coal dust inhalation and pulmonary disease.
His 1937 book ‘The Citadel’, about the struggles of a Welsh mining company doctor, helped incite the establishment of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
However, he’s probably best known for his novel ‘Country Doctor’ which was turned into the long-running BBC radio and TV series Dr. Finlay’s Casebook.
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Congratulations to the folks at the Bundanoon Highland Gathering in New South Wales, Australia. The success of this year’s ‘Brigadoon’ games raised a total of $71,713 Australian dollars for local charities and volunteer groups.
Over the years ‘Brigadoon’ has donated in excess of $1.3 million since 1981 to the local community and become the premier Scottish Highland Gathering in Australia.
Well done! issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_17/40?ff=true
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Looking for somewhere to go this weekend? Inverarary, the historic county town of Argyll founded in 1745 is a great place to explore the best of the west.
There’s lots to do, like eat or drink at the historic George Hotel (issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_11/38?ff=true), and see… from the castle, ancestral seat of Clan Campbell, to @InverarayJail a great living museum for all the family to enjoy issuu.com/scotlandcorrespondent/docs/scotland_correspondent_issue_5/70?ff=true
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