Videos tagged with "douglas"
Glen Douglas Scotland [01:08]
Dougie Baird takes a trip to Glen Douglas
Snowing David Douglas Memorial Scone Perth Perthshire Scotland [00:48]
Tour Scotland February video of snow falling by the David Douglas Memorial at lunchtime on visit to the old graveyard in Scone by Perth, Perthshire. David, born 25th June 1799, died 12th July 1834, was a Scottish botanist. He was born to John Douglas, a stonemason, and Jean Drummond. He worked as a gardener, and explored the Scottish Highlands, North America, and Hawaii, where he died.
Major Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the Major Archibald Douglas Monteath Mausoleum on visit to the Necropolis in Glasgow. Monteath served in the East India Company. Allegedly, Monteath made his fortune when an elephant carrying precious gems belonging to a Maharajah was captured and 'relieved' of its load by him. When he died £1000 was left to build his monument. There was a shortfall, however the Merchants' House gifted the extra land needed and this spectacular mausoleum was built. Based on the Knights Templar Church of the Holy Sepulchre, experts dispute whether it is modelled on the Jerusalem Church or possibly their Cambridge Church. This 30 ft diameter Neo-Norman rotunda has grotesque faces around the doorway and each niched window has a different design. In 1850 Monteath's brother, James Douglas Monteath of Rosehall and Stonebyres was also interred here.
George Sholto Douglas Memorial Window St John's Church Edinburgh Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of the George Sholto Douglas, 17th Earl of Morton, memorial stained glass window on visit to St John's Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. Douglas was the son of the Honorable John Douglas, second son of James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton. His mother was Lady Frances, daughter of Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood. He succeeded his cousin in the earldom in 1827 and was elected a Scottish Representative Peer in 1828. He served as a Lord-in-Waiting, government whip in the House of Lords, from 1841 to 1846 in the second Tory administration of Sir Robert Peel and in 1852 in the first Conservative administration of the Earl of Derby. Lord Morton married Frances Theodora, daughter of Sir George Henry Rose, in 1817. Their second son the Honorable George Henry Douglas became an Admiral in the Royal Navy. Lord Morton died in March 1858, aged 68, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Sholto. Lady Morton died in 1879.