Videos tagged with "50 years"
Crichton Collegiate Church Midlothian Scotland [00:32]
Tour Scotland video of Crichton Collegiate Church on visit to Midlothian. This Scottish Church was founded in 1449 and has been in continuous use as a place of Christian worship for more than 550 years.
Thomas Smails Game Keeper Gravestone Old Kirk Graveyard Kirkcaldy Fife Scotland [00:27]
Tour Scotland video of the Thomas Smails, Game Keeper , gravestone in the Old Kirk graveyard, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, Fife. 1855 To the Memory of Thomas Smails for nearly 50 years Game Keeper and Esteemed Servant at Dunnikier. Died 11th February, 1854, aged 76. Also to this wife Lilias MacKay who died 12the October,.1860 aged 83
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Rosslyn Chapel Roslin Near Edinburgh East Lothian Scotland [03:19]
Tour Scotland video of Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin village near Edinburgh in East Lothian. This Chapel, correctly named the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen as a Catholic collegiate church in the mid 15th century. It was founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness of the Sinclair family, a noble family descended in part from Norman knights from the commune of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in northern France. The chapel, built 150 years after the dissolution of the Knights Templar, supposedly has many Templar symbols. The Apprentice Pillar, or Prentice Pillar, gets its name from a legend dating from the 18th century involving the master mason in charge of the stonework in the chapel and his young apprentice. According to the legend, the master mason did not believe that the apprentice could perform the complicated task of carving the column without seeing the original which formed the inspiration for the design. The master mason travelled to see the original himself, but upon his return was enraged to find that the upstart apprentice had completed the column anyway. Another notable feature of Rosslyn's architecture is the presence of Green Men. These are carvings of human faces with greenery all around them, often growing out of their mouths.
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Caerlaverock Castle [02:34]
Dumfries, Scotland Caerlaverock Castle is one of Scotland's great medieval fortresses. For 400 years it stood on the very edge of the kingdom. To the south, across the Solway Firth, lay England. For most of its history, Caerlaverock played an important role in the defence of the realm. Long before the castle was built, the Romans built a fort on the summit of Ward Law Hill, overlooking the castle from the north. By about 950, the British lords of 'Karlauerock' (the name may mean 'fort of the skylark') had built a fort on the site. Around 1220, Alexander II of Scotland, needing trusted men to secure the Scottish West March, granted the estate to his chamberlain, Sir John de Maccuswell (Maxwell). Sir John built the 'old' castle. Within 50 years, his nephew, Sir Herbert, had moved to a new castle just 200m away to the north. There the Maxwell lords remained for the next 400 years. Caerlaverock's triangular shape is unique among British castles. Why it was built this way is not known. A walk around the castle gives a sense of its strength, its economy of form and its pleasing geometry. Three lengths of defensive curtain wall are linked at their three angles by high corner towers. The north tower, facing into Scotland, is a mightily impressive twin-towered gatehouse, where the Maxwells had their private suite of rooms. Down the years the Maxwells repaired and upgraded their ancestral castle. The formidably impressive slotted defences (machicolations) at the tops of the three ...
Tags: Scotland, Castles, Dumfries, Natural History, Historic Scotland, Scottish History. Caelaverock
Scotland. That's my home.. [03:24]
An Englishman that has lived in Scotland for over 50 years and spent many happy hours looking. Not finished looking yet, much more to see. Acker Bilk's trad jazz band plays the music.
Tags: Scotland, bothwell, cadzow, bukie, strathclyde, ayrshire, ayr, largs, dunure, barrhead, clyde, river, Scotland (Country)