Videos tagged with "def"
GLASGOW CITY [18:28]
GLASGOW CITY The city that I was born and raised in, Glasgow City is Scotland's largest city and the third largest city in Great Britain. Glasgow city has the best shopping outside of London and is the financial business centre of the UK outside of London. The home to many of the greatest inventors of the Modern World, a very proud bustling city with much student life, shops, pubs, bars and clubs. The city has much style and beautiful architecture and is something I tend to overlook, but one thing I find whenever I hear a foreigner speak of the city is their love for the architecture around them. To me, it's something I am used to seeing, so I can't say I see much of it. In this video I show much of Glasgow at night and day, from the GOMA museum to Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Argyll Arcade, Trongate, and more. Perhaps this video will give you a taste of Glasgow, which is something I wanted to put together to show you the city I was born in. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I would be happy to answer as best I can. Glasgow City has 4 Universities, and many Colleges. And the great thing about Glasgow city is the fact that it's a centre point in Scotland, with easy access to much of the places surrounding, with beautiful scenery from the likes of Loch Lomond, Stirling is not that far, or Edinburgh which is just an hour away from Glasgow on the train. It's definitely a city worth visiting.
Edzell Castle Angus Scotland [01:29]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Edzell Castle on on visit to Angus. A ruined 16th century Scottish castle, with an early 17th century walled garden. Edzell Castle was begun around 1520 by David Lindsay, 9th Earl of Crawford, and expanded by his son, Sir David Lindsay, Lord Edzell, who also laid out the garden in 1604. The castle saw little military action, and was, in its design, construction and use, more of a country house than a defensive structure. It was briefly occupied by English troops during Oliver Cromwell's invasion of Scotland in 1651. In 1715 it was sold by the Lindsay family, and eventually came into the ownership of the Earl of Dalhousie. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Malcolm Canmore's Tower Dunfermline Fife Scotland [01:06]
Tour Scotland video of King Malcolm Canmore's Tower on visit to Dunfermline, Fife. The remains of this tower can be found in Pittencrieff Glen. It was originally a two storey building measuring 52 feet by 48 feet and is thought to contained twenty small apartments. The Tower is seen on the Burgh Arms of the town of Dunfermline. It was first mentioned in the year 1070, the same year the Malcolm married Margaret. Perched high on a rock it was an impregnable fortress and was used as the residence of Scottish Kings until destroyed by King Edward in 1304. Malcolm was the son of King Duncan I and went into exile in Northumberland when his father was killed by Macbeth in 1040 in Forres, Morayshire. With the support of the English King, Edward the Confessor, and his uncle Earl Siward of Northumbria, he defeated and killed Macbeth at Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire in 1057. Lulach, Macbeth's stepson, took over the throne but Malcolm killed him also in the following year. Malcolm founded the dynasty of the House of Canmore which lasted 200 years until the House of Stewart. By his first marriage to Ingebjørg he had two sons, Duncan II, who became king after Malcolm, and Donald. Ingebjørg was the daughter of the norwegian earl Finn Arnesson at Austrått in Trøndelag. Her mother's father was a brother of the norwegian kings St. Olav and Harald Hardråde. Following Ingebjørg's death, around 1069, he married Margaret, the sister of Edgar Atheling. Edgar would have become King of England if ...
Balvaird Castle Perthshire Scotland [01:06]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Balvaird Castle on visit to Perthshire. A fine and complete example of a traditional late medieval Scottish tower house, built around the year 1500 for Sir Andrew Murray, a younger son of the family of Murray of Tullibardine. He acquired the lands of Balvaird in Perthshire through marriage to the heiress Margaret Barclay, a member of a wealthy family. It is likely that Balvaird Castle was built on the site of an earlier Barclay family castle. Substantial remnants of earthwork fortifications around the Castle may survive from earlier defences. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
PRINCES STREET [04:45]
The Edinburgh Video Guide presents Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thoroughfare and the definitive divide between the capital's Old and New Towns. Princes Street features many well known high street stores and is approximately one mile long, from the city's west to the east end. Princes Street Gardens run alongside the famous shopping stretch - A beautiful centrepiece for Scotland's festival city. The gardens were originally the Nor Loch, a marshy, boggy lake, which was ultimately drained to create the stunning public space that exists today. The gardens are split into four by the railway tracks of Edinburgh's Waverley Station, and feature the rocket-like Scott Monument, the Ross Bandstand and Fountain, and the entrance to the National Galleries of Scotland.