Videos tagged with "council"
Nick in Greenock, Scotland [03:10]
Featured by Nick Lido's Travel Journal. Greenock (listen); Scottish Gaelic: Grianaig, is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland, United Kingdom, and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the West Central Lowlands of Scotland. It forms part of a contiguous urban area with Gourock to the West and Port Glasgow to the East. It lies on the south bank of the Clyde at the "Tail of the Bank" where the River Clyde expands into the Firth of Clyde.
Kirking of the Council Perth Perthshire Scotland [02:24]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of the Kirking of the Council on visit to Perth, Perthshire. A service known as the `Kirking of the Council and Dedication of the Common Good' is held each May in St. John's Kirk. The Provost, Councillors and Officials of Perth and Kinross Council come to the Kirk in procession. Voluntary organisations are invited to send representatives to the service. HMThe Queen is represented by the Lord Lieutenant, her representative in the area. Perth and District Pipe Band normally lead the parade. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Copy of Stirling,Scotland (Stirling University) [06:24]
Stirling (Gaelic: Sruighlea, Scots: Stirlin) is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area. The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth. It is a centre for local government, higher education, retail, and light industry. Its population (as of the 2001 census) was 41243, making it the smallest city in Scotland. One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a Royal burgh by King David I in 1130, which it remained until 1975, when the county of Stirlingshire was absorbed into Central Region. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Stirling was granted city status. Originally a Stone Age settlement, Stirling has been strategically significant since at least the Roman occupation of Britain, due to its naturally defensible crag and tail hill (latterly the site of Stirling Castle), and its commanding position at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the border between the Lowlands and Highlands, at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth. It remained the river's lowest crossing until the construction of the Kincardine Bridge further downstream in the 1930s. It is supposed that Stirling is the fortress ...
Forfar Loch part 2. [02:01]
There is a memorial in the park, at the side of the loch, rembering the local women who were accused of being ' witches' and executed. I have written a bit about their story. The bustling market town of Forfar shares a terrible secret with many other parts of Scotland in the seventeenth century. The town was the scene of a terrible witch hunt, which resulted in the torture and execution of several local women. According to the town council's records, the witch hunt appears to have been triggered in 1661 by an argument between Isobel Shyrie, a poor woman who was unable to pay her taxes, and Baillie George Wood, a tax collector. During the quarrel, Isobel cursed Baillie Wood. When the unfortunate man suddenly dropped dead, all fingers pointed at Isobel. In those days, it was considered that there were three ways to spot a witch, she went by a nickname instead of the name she was baptised with; there was a mark on her body that was impervious to pain; or she practiced 'malefice' which was the use of supernatural means to do evil. Isobel was widely believed to be guilty of malefice which was sufficient for her to be sent to the dungeon below the Tolbooth, situated on the road next to the Town House, Forfar town centre. Stirred up by the burgh's zealous new minister, James Robertstone, the hunt was soon underway for the other witches in Isobel's covern. Helen Guthrie, Isobel's best friend and well-known for her knowledge of the healing powers herbs, was next to be taken to the ...
Macduff's Cross Above Newburgh Fife Scotland August 18th [00:52]
Tour Scotland video of Macduff's Cross located above Newburgh in North Fife. this is an early Christian Sculptured Stone. The Cross overlooks the Firth of Tay, and there remains only the base of the cross which may be as old as the 8th Century. In the 1850's the local council surrounded it by a kerb of boulders.
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