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The Magic Enigma

“Between 1939 and 1945 a group of magicians were working in total secrecy deep in rural Buckinghamshire. But these were mathematical magicians tasked with cracking the most complex codes ever devised.” Terry Mitchell of Bletchley Park Post Office reviews the launch of a set of stamps to commemorate the cracking of Enigma.

Robert the Bruce

“In February 1306 two cousins embraced as they entered the Church of the Minorite Friars in Dumfries. Within minutes the veneer of friendship had slipped. As they stood deep in earnest conversation their voices began to rise. Rage boiled over. A dagger was drawn…” The story of how seven individuals got together to set up a visitor centre commemorating Scotland’s Hero King.