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Today is 28th March 2017.
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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:

Countryside near Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Buteshire

Lochranza

Lochranza is a small village with population of around 200 people located on the Isle of Arran, an island of Buteshire in the Firth of Clyde.

Lochranza, in the north-western corner of the island, is the most northerly of Arran's villages. It sits on the shore of Loch Ranza, a small sea loch providing a natural harbour. Ferries run from here to Claonaig on the mainland.

The village is a spot for seeing wildlife. Area around Lochranza Castle in particular is a healthy red deer population and, on the northern shore, grey seals swim and bask. Otters and golden eagles are also spotted in the area. (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.