Videos tagged with "decline"
River Tay Stanley Mills Perthshire Scotland [00:45]
Tour Scotland video of the River Tay just upstream from Stanley Mills in Stanley, Perthshire. Much of the economy of the village of Stanley was based on a mill powered by the river Tay. The mill mostly produced cotton but also cigarette ribbon. The Dempster & Co company was established in 1787 by seven men including Richard Arkwright, George Dempster and William Sandeman to build the mill on land feued from the Duke of Atholl to provide employment to Highlanders affected by the clearances. The mill eventually went in decline and finally closed down. in 1989. It is now a museum
Portavadie The Lost Village of Scotland [05:24]
Portavadie is situated in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, the village was built for the oil rig construction workers. It now lies derelict and was never used following the decline of heavy engineering in the seventies. The local residents want it knocked down as it has become a blight on the landscape. However it has become an attraction for graffiti artists and photographers alike. With this audio video I have tried to capture some of the atmosphere of this sureal environment.
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Forth & Clyde Canal [02:44]
The Forth & Clyde Canal was finished around the 1790's and cuts through the central belt of Scotland for about 73 miles from it's western extremity at Bowling Harbour on the River Clyde through to near Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth and includes the modern boat lift and visitor centre of The Falkirk Wheel near Camelon. Auchenstarry is very close to Kilsyth and not far away is the former mining village of Twechar. It was re-opened to a navigable state after decades of decline ten years ago.
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Scottish road trip to Skye [07:03]
Inverness 2 Skye : Road trip to Skye or the Isle of Skye (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò) is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate out from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillin hills. Although it has been suggested that the first of these Gaelic names describes a "winged" shape there is no definitive agreement as to the name's origins. The island has been occupied since the mesolithic period and has a colourful history including a time of Norse rule and a long period of domination by Clan MacLeod and Clan Donald. The events of the 19th century had a devastating impact on the human population, which declined from over 20000 to around 9200 in the early 21st century. Nonetheless, in contrast to many other Scottish islands, this represents a 4 per cent increase from the census of 1991. The main industries are tourism, agriculture, fishing and whisky-distilling. The largest settlement is Portree, known for its picturesque harbour. Skye is part of the Highland Council local government area and is now linked to the mainland by a road bridge. The island is renowned for its spectacular scenery, vibrant culture and heritage, and its abundant wildlife including the Golden Eagle, Red Deer and Atlantic Salmon. Contents
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Rosslyn, Midlothian. [05:12]
Rosslyn Chapel is a gothic building. It has associations with the Knights Templar. The invention of modern banking is attributed to the Templar knights and claims have been made that the vast lost treasures of the Knights Templar are buried at Rosslyn. Other enigmas at Rosslyn Chapel relate to the "apprentice's pillar". The "apprentice's pillar" gets it's name from a legend dating from the 18th century which involves a master mason in charge of the stonework in the chapel and his young apprentice. The mason does not believe the apprentice can perform the complicated task of carving the column and is enraged to find the boy managed to do the job successfully. In a fit of jealous anger the mason takes his mallet over the apprentice's head and kills him. As punishment for his crime the masons face is carved into the opposite column to forever gaze upon his apprentice's pillar. Rosslyn battle. 8000 Scots defeated 30000 English in 3 battles in the same day. Sir Symon Fraser, Sinclair of Rosslyn and the Red Comyn are the commanders on the Scots side. Sir William Wallace (he of braveheart fame), was asked to be the commander but declined. Robert the Bruce at this time was in Ireland. Hence the battle is not well known in Scottish history - history is written by the winners and the Comyns were rivals for The Bruce claim on the Scottish throne. It has been argued that without this win at the battle of Rosslyn, Scotland's wars of independance would not have continued. Roslyn castle ...
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