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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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Today is 1st September 2014.

This week's image is:

Braemar from the hills


Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, high in the mountains some 58 miles west of Aberdeen. It is the closest sizable village to the upper course of the River Dee, sitting at an altitude of 1,110 feet.

The village is built around the great castle of Kindrochit at its heart which once commanded the glens leading in and out of the area but which now lies in ruins. It is now a centre for bracing holidays and mountain leisure activities, and at the heart of "Royal Deeside".

The Braemar Gathering, held by the Braemar Royal Highland Society, takes place on the first Saturday in September and is traditionally attended by the Royal Family whose Highland home at Balmoral is nearby. (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.