Videos tagged with "alba"
Škotija (Scotland) [02:16]
Property: Saulius Kintera Copy is legal. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Škotija (škotų gėlų kalba Alba, angl. Scotland) yra buvusi nepriklausoma karalystė šiaurės vakarų Europoje. Dabar tai viena iš 4 šalių, sudarančių Jungtinę Karalystę. Škotija užima šiaurinį Didžiosios Britanijos salos trečdalį bei Hebridų, Orknio ir Šetlando salas. Pietuose ribojasi su Anglija. Rytuose Škotijos krantus skalauja Šiaurės jūra, šiaurėje ir vakaruose Atlanto vandenynas, pietvakariuose -- Airijos jūra. Škotijos sostinė ir antras pagal dydį miestas Edinburgas yra vienas didžiausių Europos finansų centrų. Didžiausias Škotijos miestas yra Glazgas, kuris yra ir Didžiojo Glazgo konglomeracijos centras. Dabartinės Škotijos sienos beveik atitinka 1237 m. Jorko sutartimi tarp Škotijos ir Anglijos ir 1266 m. Perto sutartimi tarp Škotijos ir Norvegijos nustatytoms sienoms. Išimtis sudaro Meno sala, kuri dabar yra tiesiogiai pavaldi Jungtinei Karalystei, Orknio ir Šetlando salos, kurios dabar priklauso Škotijai, o ne Norvegijai ir Berwick-upon-Tweed, kuris priskirtas Anglijai pagal 1746 m. Berviko Aktą. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish ...
Snow Capped Mountains Lawers Perthshire Highlands Scotland [02:08]
Tour Scotland video of snow capped mountains from the road to visit Ben Lawers above Loch Tay in Perthshire Highlands. Prior to the 14th century, this area stood on the lands of Clan MacMillan. Chalmers of Lawers obtained the land by force from the clan in the mid 14th century in the reign of David II. The land was confiscated from the Chalmers family in 1473 by James III and given to Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy after Thomas Chalmers was implicated in the murder of James I. The lands have mainly remained in the ownership of the Campbells of Glenorchy and Breadalbane right up to the present day.
November Drive Past Lawers Dam Perthshire Highlands Of Scotland [02:56]
Tour Scotland video of a drive on a narrow road past Lawers Dam on visit to Perthshire, Scottish Highlands. Lawers Dam was constructed between 1951and 1956 as part of the Breadalbane Hydro-Electric Scheme. The dam is of massive buttress type constructed across the South end of Lochan na Lairige.
Rainy Autumn Day Kilchurn Castle Loch Awe Argyll Scotland [01:11]
Tour Scotland Autumn video of a rainy day on visit to the ruined 15th and 17th century Kilchurn Castle in Loch Awe in Argyll. This was the ancestral home of the Campbells of Glen Orchy, who later became the Earls of Breadalbane also known as the Breadalbane family branch, of the Clan Campbell. This Scottish castle was built about 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, as a five storey tower house with a courtyard defended by an outer wall. By about 1500 an additional range and a hall had been added to the south side of the castle. Further buildings went up during the 16th and 17th centuries. Kilchurn was on a small island in Loch Awe scarcely larger than the castle itself, although it is now connected to the mainland as the water level was altered in 1817. The castle would have been accessed via an underwater or low lying causeway. Towards the end of the 16th century the Clan MacGregor of Glenstrae were occupying the castle. Once owning the lands of Glenorchy during the 14th century, until they passed through marriage to the Campbells, the MacGregors were appointed keepers to Kilchurn Castle as the Campbells spent much of their time at Fincharn. This arrangement lasted until the very early part of the 17th century, when a violent feud between the two families brought it to an end and the Campbells retook possession. In 1681, Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy was made 1st Earl of Breadalbane. To take advantage of the turbulence of the times, he converted ...
John MacPherson Champion Piper Gravestone Newtonmore Highlands Scotland [00:59]
Tour Scotland video of the John MacPherson, Champion Piper, gravestone in the cemetery in Newtonmore on visit to Badenoch and Strathspey, Highlands. John was the eldest son of Calum Piobaire and he was born in Stornoway. He succeeded his father as piper to Cluny in 1880 and later served in a similar capacity to Lord Breadalbane, Campbell of Kilberry, Andrew Carnegie and the Earl of Ancaster, later Lord Willoughby at Drummond Castle.