Videos tagged with "49"
Drummond Castle and Gardens Perthshire Scotland [02:40]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Drummond Castle and Gardens on visit South of Crieff, Perthshire. This Scottish castle is best known for its gardens, often described as the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland. The castle comprises a tower house built in the late 15th century, and a 17th century mansion, both of which were rebuilt in Victorian times. The gardens date to the 1630s, although they too were restructured in the 19th century. The lands of Drummond were the property of the Drummond family from the 14th century, and the original tower house was built over several years by John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond of Cargill, from about 1490. In 1605 the 4th Lord Drummond was created Earl of Perth, and added to the castle. John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Perth, laid out the first terraced garden around the castle in the 1630s. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Castle Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland [01:23]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of the Castle on visit to Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Tayside. This Scottish castle was completed around 1495, although the site was earlier fortified in 1454 when George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus received permission to build on the site. His son Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus was coerced into ceding the castle to the crown. The main tower house forming the centre of the castle with four floors was built by Andrew, 2nd Lord Gray who was granted the castle in 1490. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Lindores Abbey Newburgh North Fife Scotland [01:18]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Lindores Abbey in Newburgh on visit to North Fife. The earliest record of scotch whisky cited by the exchequer roll for 1494 is a commission from King James IV to Friar John Cor of Lindores Abbey. The abbey was sacked by a mob from Dundee in 1543, and again by John Knox and his supporters in 1559.
Winter View Lindores Abbey Newburgh North Fife Scotland [01:03]
Tour Scotland Winter view of Lindores Abbey on visit to Newburgh in North Fife. This Scottish Abbey Lindores Abbey is situated near the Tay, on the East side of the town. The Tironensian abbey was founded about 1190 by David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William the Lion, there are only fragmentary remains, although the ground plan of the whole structure can still be traced. Best preserved are the south west gateway through the precinct wall, various discontinuous fragments of the wall itself, and part of the east cloister range, including the still vaulted slype, passage from the cloister to the east end of the church, all built of local red sandstone. The monastic church itself had a single aisle on the north side, with aisled north and south transepts, a central tower and a detached western tower or campanile, similar to Cambuskenneth Abbey. The monks were noted agriculturists and their orchards were famous. Lindores Abbey is also famous as the birthplace of Scotch Whisky owing to it's links to Friar John Cor and the Exchequer Rolls of 1494.
Nissen Huts Prisoner Of War Camp Perthshire Scotland [02:04]
Tour Scotland video of a Nissen Huts at Cultybraggan Prisoner Of War Camp on visit to Comrie, Perthshire. Between April 16 and April 18, 1916, Major Peter Norman Nissen of the 29th Company Royal Engineers of the British Army began to experiment with hut designs. Cultybraggan had almost 100 Nissen Huts housing around 4000 Category A Prisoners of War, who were thought to be the most extreme Nazi prisoners at the time, requiring a maximum security camp. In 1944 a German prisoner was wrongly accused by fellow inmates of being a British spy, and was taken to a shower block, beaten and hanged. Eight prisoners were taken to London and tried for the murder, all pled not guilty, two were found not guilty, one sentenced to life imprisonment and the final five were hanged in what was reported to be the biggest ever mass execution in the history of the United Kingdom. Rudolph Hess is alleged to have been held at Cultybraggan for one night following his plane crash in Scotland, however this tale has been put down to the tabloid press, he was in fact held some 40 miles away at Buchanan Castle. In 1945 the camp was disbanded, only to reopen as an Army Training Centre in 1949. The camp now belongs to the Comrie Development Trust and is open to the public.