Videos tagged with "army"
Atholl Highlanders Perthshire Scotland [00:45]
Tour Scotland wee video of the Atholl Highlanders on visit to Highland Perthshire. The Atholl Highlanders is a Scottish infantry regiment. Based in Blair Atholl, the regiment is not part of the British Army. Instead, the regiment is in the private employ of the Duke of Atholl, making it the only legal private army in Britain and Europe. The regiment wears the tartan of the Clan Murray of Atholl. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Snow Falling St Serf's Church Dunning Perthshire Scotland [01:21]
Tour Scotland video of snow falling at St Serf's Church on visit to Dunning, Perthshire. This Scottish church was built around 1200 AD and was linked to Inchaffray Priory. Local landowners the Rollo family paid for extensive alterations after the reformation. The village of Dunning was burned in 1716 by the Jacobite army but the Church survived. Altered several times over the years the Church has a fine original Romanesque tower and clock. There are fine stained glass windows and an historic graveyard.
Colonel James Gardiner Grave Graveyard Carriden Bo'ness West Lothian Scotland [00:36]
Tour Scotland video of the Colonel James Gardiner gravestone in the old graveyard at Carriden on visit to Bo'ness, West Lothian. James, born 10th of January 1687, died, 21st September 1745, was a Scottish soldier who fought in the British Army, including during the 1745 Jacobite rising. He was born at Carriden, educated in Linlithgow, and joined the army at the age of fourteen. He served with distinction in several battles and was promoted through the ranks to Colonel in 1743. Gardiner was known as a rake in his youth, but had a religious experience in 1719 and became a devout convert. In 1726 he married Frances Erskine, daughter to the ninth Earl of Buchan; five of their thirteen children survived to adulthood. During the Battle of Ramillies he was shot through the mouth and nearly killed by a French soldier who had returned to plunder the dead. However, Gardiner was spared after being mistaken for a French soldier. At the Battle of Prestonpans he was mortally wounded by the Highlanders after his dragoons had fled the field and he was attempting to rally some footsoldiers. He received a mortal blow whilst wounded on the ground and was stripped to the waist as his possessions were looted by the Highlanders. After the battle Gardiner was carried from the field by a servant to nearby Tranent where he soon died. By a quirk of fate Gardiner lived close to the battlefield in Bankton House. " A brave soldier and a devout Christian. I have fought a good fight, I have kept the ...
Abandoned Ancient Castle and Wizard's Vaults "The Goblin Ha". 13th Century Ruin [05:39]
13th Century Scottish Castle and Vaults. The Wizard of Yester: Sir Hugo de Giffard was known as the 'Wizard of Yester', and was considered to be a powerful warlock and necromancer. It is in the undercroft of the castle that he was thought to practise his sorcery. 14th century chronicler John of Fordun mentions the large cavern in Yester Castle, thought locally to have been formed by magical artifice. Legend supposed that Hugo was able, via a pact with the Devil, to raise a magical army to his aid, and use them to carry out his will. It is this army of hobgoblins that was considered the builders of Yester Castle. The vaulting of the Goblin Ha' is one of the earliest examples of secular gothic arch building,and this may have contributed to that opinion, given the superstitious nature of the age. Yester Castle Originally known as Yestred (from the Brythonic Ystrad, meaning strath or dale), the barony of Yester was granted by King William the Lion to Hugo de Giffard, a Norman immigrant given land in East Lothian during the reign of King David I. The original stone keep, built before 1267, is generally considered to be by Sir Hugo de Giffard. A grandson of the first Laird of Yester, he served as a guardian of the young Alexander III of Scotland, and was by repute a magician and necromancer. Alexander III is known to have been at Yester on and around May 24, 1278, where he corresponded with Edward I of England. Following the Scots Wars of Independence, Yester was rebuilt as a ...
Autumn South View Killiecrankie Pass Perthshire Scotland [00:40]
Tour Scotland Autumn video of the view South on an overcast morning of the pass and River Garry on visit to Killiecrankie, HIghland Perthshire. In 1689 at the Pass of Killiecrankie, a Jacobite army supporting James II met an army that supported the new government. The brave Jacobite leader, the Marquis of Dundee, Bonny Dundee, won the battle but lost his life.