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Birks Of Aberfeldy Perthshire Scotland [01:18]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of the Birks of Aberfeldy on a visit to Highland Perthshire. This is a popular Woodland walk by the town of Aberfeldy. The Birks of Aberfeldy is also a song lyric written for a pre existing melody in 1787 by Robert Burns. He was inspired to write it by the Falls of Moness and the birch trees of Aberfeldy during a tour of the Scottish Highlands with his friend William Nicol. Now simmer blinks on flow'ry braes, And o'er the crystal streamlet plays, Come, let us spend the lightsome days In the birks of Aberfeldy Bonnie lassie, will ye go, will ye go, will ye go, Bonnie lassie, will ye go To the birks of Aberfeldy? The little birdies blithely sing, While o'er their heads the hazels hing; Or lightly flit on wanton wing In the birks of Aberfeldy! The braes ascend like lofty wa's, The foaming stream, deep-roaring, fa's, O'er-hung wi'fragrant spreading shaws, The birks of Aberfeldy. The hoary cliffs are crown'd wi'flowers, White o'er the linns the burnie pours, And, rising, weets wi' misty showers The birks of Aberfeldy. Let fortune's gifts at random flee, They ne'er shall draw a wish frae me, Supremely blest wi' love and thee In the Birks of Aberfeldy A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Jean Cochrane Mausoleum Kilsyth North Lanarkshire Scotland [01:01]
Tour Scotland video of the Jean Cochrane Mausoleum in Kilsyth on visit to North Lanarkshire. This vault contains the earthly remains of one, Jean Cochrane and her son who died tragically in 1695. The following is inscribed on an external wall of the vault, Jean Cochrane, wife, and son of William Livingstone of Kilsyth. Deaths caused by falling in of roof, composed turf of a house in Holland. Mr Livingstone was with difficulty extracted. Lady, child, and nurse were killed , October 1695. In 1795, vault over which the church at that time stood, having been accidentally opened bodies of Lady Dundee and her son which had been embalmed and sent from Holland were found in a remarkable state of preservation and after being for sometime exposed to view, the vault was closed. This lady was the daughter of William, Lord Cochrane who predeceased his father, William, 1st Earl of Dundonald. She married firstly John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount of Dundee killed at the Battle of Killiecrankie, 1689 and secondly the Honorable William Livingstone who succeeded his father, James as the third Viscount of Kilsyth 1706. Lord Kilsyth married secondly Barbara, daughter of MacDougall of Makerstoun but dying under attainder at Rome, 1733.
Inverewe Garden - bunter Garten in den schottischen Highlands [01:55]
Mehr Info zu den Inverewe Gardens gibt es auf meiner Webseite unter bit.ly *Transkript des Videos:* Eine bunte Pflanzen-Oase mitten in der grünen Wildness der Highlands. Der Inverewe Garden ist einer der nördlichsten botanischen Gärten der Welt. Auf einer Fläche so groß wie 40 Fußballfelder wachsen neben Gemüse und allerlei exotischen Blumen, auch Palmen, Bambus und Eukalyptus-Bäume. Doch wie ist es möglich, dass ausgerechnet hier eine solche Pflanzenpracht gedeiht? Alles begann mit der Vision des Schotten Osgood McKenzie. Er erwarb 1862 ein karges Stück Land mit einem einzigen Baum darauf. Hier errichtete er sein Wohnhaus. Doch McKenzie erkannte die Möglichkeiten, die ihm der warme Golfstrom des Meeres bot. Der nämlich sorgt für ein relativ mildes Klima an der Küste. McKenzie schmiedete einen kühnen Gartenplan. Er pflanzte zunächst einheimischen Wald als Windschutz, brachte dann tonnenweise neue Erde auf das Grundstück, um schließlich Pflanzen aus der ganzen Welt anzubauen. Besonders empfindliche Exemplare setzte er in den gemauerten Gartenbereich. Relativ windgeschützt und auf der Sonnenseite reifen hier sogar Obst, Beeren und Salate. Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert kümmerten sich McKenzie und seine Nachkommen um diesen besonderen Garten und fügten immer neue Gewächse hinzu. Seit etwa 1950 allerdings pflegt der National Trust of Scotland das Gelände und heißt im Jahr zirka 200.000 Touristen herzlich willkommen. Für einen Besuch sollte man sich Zeit nehmen. Denn auf etlichen ...
Burns Night : Addressing the Haggis : John Knox in the Crypt of the Guildhall, London January 2013 [02:49]
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy of a grace As lang's my arm. The groaning trencher there ye fill, Your hurdies like a distant hill, Your pin wad help to mend a mill In time o' need, While thro' your pores the dews distil Like amber bead. His knife see rustic Labour dight, An' cut ye up wi' ready slight, Trenching your gushing entrails bright Like onie ditch; And then, O what a glorious sight, Warm-reekin, rich! Then, horn for horn, they strech an' strive: Deil tak the hindmost! on they drive, Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve, Are bent like drums; Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive, 'Bethankit!' hums. Is there that owre his French ragout Or olio that wad staw a sow, Or fricassee wad mak her spew Wi' perfect sconner, Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view On sic a dinner? Poor devil! see him owre his trash, As feckless as a wither'd rash, His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash, His nieve a nit; Thro' bluidy flood or field to dash, O how unfit! But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed, The trembling earth resounds his tread. Clap in his walie nieve a blade, He'll make it whissle; An' legs, an' arms, an' heads will sned, Like taps o' thrissle. Ye Pow'rs wha mak mankind your care, And dish them out their bill o 'fare, Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware That jaups in luggies; But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer, Gie her a Haggis!
Ralph Wardlaw Gravestone Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:37]
Tour Scotland video of the Reverend Ralph Wardlaw Memorial gravestone on visit to Glasgow Necropolis. Ralph, born 22nd December 1779, died 15th December 1853, was a Scottish Presbyterian clergyman and writer. He was born in Dalkeith, before his family moved to Glasgow when he was six months old. His father was a prosperous merchant and civic magistrate, while his mother was the daughter of the Rev. James Fisher and the granddaughter of Ebenezer Erskine, two of the founding ministers of the United Secession Church. At the age of eight he was enrolled at the High School of Glasgow for four years, before being accepted as a student of theology at the University of Glasgow, aged twelve. Despite his strong familial connections to the Secession Church, shortly after his University studies were complete he turned to Independent Congregationalism, as introduced from England by James and Robert Haldane. He was ordained in 1803 by Rev. Greville Ewing, the popular minister of Lady Glenorchy's church, shortly after a chapel had been erected for him by his friends and family in Albion Street. Although his first congregation numbered only 61, his success as a preacher was sufficient that by 1811 he and Ewing founded Glasgow's first academy for congregationalist theology students. In 1818 he moved his congregation to a new church in West George Street capable of holding more than 1500 people, where he remained until the closure of his ministerial life. Wardlaw strongly influenced David ...