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Scotland's Claims to Fame
I live in the village of Strontian where the element Strontium was first discovered in the lead mines in 1790. This is the only place in the UK to have an element named after the place it was first discovered. The village has one more footnote in history. In 1843, a local landowner,Sir James Riddle, refused permission to build a Free Presbyterian Church in the area. The congregation clubbed together to purchase a suitable vessel on Clyde, had it converted into a church they then towed it up the west coast of Scotland to a mooring nearby on Loch Sunart, where it became known as the Floating Church. This served the community until the 1870s.
What famous facts can you tell me about an area in Scotland?