Videos tagged with "crafts"
Apse And Communion Table St Conan's Kirk Loch Awe Argyll Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the Apse and Communion Table on visit to St Conan's Kirk by Loch Awe, Argyll. The semicircular apse and ambulatory with their solid pillars, narrow arches and clear glass windows are perhaps the most distinctive features of St. Conan's. It seems probable that the shape was inspired by those of St. John's Chapel in the Tower of London, but whereas that chapel is dark, this receives the full blaze of daylight and has as its background the mountains of Glenorchy and Glenstrae. The result is most pleasing and almost unique. There is an interesting story current locally that when Mr. Campbell was designing this part of the kirk an engineer friend objected that, although the effect might be beautiful, the design was mechanically unsound. Mr. Campbell disagreed, but, to make quite sure, built a scale model of the apse and passed a steamroller over it. The model stood up to the pressure, and so has the structure itself. Within the curve of the apse is the communion table, made of solid oak. Once again the craftsmen were found locally and are still represented in the village. The wood from which this table was carved weighed over seven hundredweight
Scotland's Festival of History 2012 [04:31]
Romans, Vikings, Jacobites and Forces from the Great War and WW2 were among the living history groups who staged a one day taster event at the Festival's new home Chatelherault Country Park. The public watched as battles were fought in the arena or visited the living history encampments to try out equipment, crafts and chat to re-enactors. The Festival returns to full size as a two day event on 17 - 18 August 2013.
Trafalgar: Local Speciality, Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland [01:32]
Watch and learn about the Local Speciality of whisky making at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland. This is just one example of how our insider experience allows our guests to learn first-hand about the special crafts and customs of the areas they visit.
Scottish Hand Weaving Countryside Festival Glamis Scotland July 29th [01:22]
Tour Scotland video of Hand Weaving at Countryside Festival at Glamis Castle
Tags: Scottish, Hand, Weaving, Countryside, Festival, Glamis, Castle, Scotland, Loom, Visit, Travel, Tourism, Crafts
Scottish Hand Spinning Countryside Festival Glamis Scotland July 29th [00:50]
Tour Scotland video of hand spinning Silk at the Countryside Festival at Glamis Castle.
Tags: Scottish, Hand, Spinning, Countryside, Festival, Glamis, Scotland, Silk, Visit, Travel, Tourism, Crafts, Traditional