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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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To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

The River Tay in Perth, Perthshire

River Tay

The River Tay is a river of the Highlands; the seventh-longest in the United Kingdom at 17 miles from its source to the Firth of Tay, where it opens up into an arm of the North Sea, and the largest river by volume of discharge. Despite its great length, the river is contained entirely within Perthshire. Indeed, the extent of Highland Perthshire is closely comparible to the lands drained by the Tay.

The source of the Tay is in the highland region of Perthshire, at the very western edge of the county on the slopes of Ben Lui, whence it flows though a series of lochs and down into Strathtay to become a broad, tidal river in Perth. (Read more)

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