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Today is 1st December 2020 .
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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:

Menstrie Castle beneath the Ochil Hills in Clackmannanshire


Menstrie is a village in Clackmannanshire, found about five miles east of Stirling. The village stands at the foot of the escarpment of the Ochil Hills, and is one of the long string of such villages collectively known as the Hillfoots Villages.

The village stands on the carse of the River Devon, roughly astride the Ochil Fault whose movement gave rise to the dramatic southern scarp of the Ochils but which is now quiescent. (Read more)

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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.