Videos tagged with "bass rock"
The Bass Rock Firth Of Forth East Coast Of Scotland [01:26]
Tour Scotland video of the Bass Rock in the Firth Of Forth on the Scottish East Coast. The island is home to a large colony of gannets. The rock is currently uninhabited, but historically has been settled by an early Christian hermit, and later was the site of an important castle, which was, after the Commonwealth, used as a prison. The island was in the ownership of the Lauder family for almost six centuries, and now belongs to Sir Hew Fleetwood Hamilton-Dalrymple.
Tags: The, Bass, Rock, Firth, Of, Forth, East, Coast, Scotland, Scottish, Island, Gannets, Ancestry, Clan, Lauder, Visit, Travel, Tourism
EurAd-02 - Scottish Borders - Tantallon Castle [02:02]
I had an opportunity to visit Tantallon Castle with my Rotary Host Counselor (Arthur Thornton) on the east coast of Scotland. The castle is a mid 14th-century fortress used for protection (obviously) by the "Red" Douglas family and was finally destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1651 when England was fighting against Scotland. Now the castle ruins serve as a beautiful backdrop to the North Sea and the area know as East Lothian.
Tags: Tantallon Castle, Scotland, East Lothian, Bass Rock, North Sea, Arthur Thornton, Red Douglases, Douglas Family