Videos tagged with "estate"
Culross West Fife Scotland [01:34]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Culross on visit to West Fife. This Scottish originally served served as a port city on the Firth of Forth and is believed to have been founded by Saint Serf during the 6th century. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the town was a centre of the coal mining industry. Sir George Bruce of Carnock, who built the splendid 'Palace' of Culross and whose elaborate family monument stands in the north transept of the Abbey church, established at Culross, the first coal mine in the world to extend under the sea, in 1575. Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald spent much of his early life in Culross, where his family had an estate. There is now a bust in his honour outside the Culross Town House. He was the first Vice Admiral of Chile. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Daffodils Kellie Castle East Neuk Of Fife Scotland [00:39]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of daffodils at Kellie Castle on visit to the East Neuk of Fife. This Scottish castle is located near Arncroach, about three miles north of Pittenweem. The earliest records of Kellie go back to 1150 where it is mentioned in a charter issued by King David I. The first known owner was Robert of London, the illegitimate son of King William the Lion. By 1266 Kellie had passed to the Siward family, who had hailed from Northumbria and had assisted King Malcolm Canmore to overthrow Macbeth. The estate was signed over to a Siward relative, Walter Oliphant, in 1360 and the castle remained in the ownership of the Oliphant family until 1613. It was purchased by Sir Thomas Erskine, who had saved the life of King James VI during the Gowrie Conspiracy by killing Sir Alexander Ruthven. The King stayed at Kellie in 1617 during his only visit to Scotland after the Union of the Crowns, and he appointed Erskine as Earl of Kellie in 1619. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Swans In Frozen Curling Pond Colzium Estate Kilysth Scotland [00:49]
Tour Scotland video of Swans in one of the oldest curling ponds in the world on Colzium Estate by Kilsyth. The world's first recorded curling club was founded in Kilsyth in 1716.
Snow Falling Huntingtower Castle Perth Perthshire Scotland [01:17]
Tour Scotland Winter video of snow falling on visit to Huntingtower Castle, by Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Huntingtower Castle once known as Ruthven Castle or the Palace of Ruthven is situated about 3 miles from the centre of Perth, on the main road to Crieff. The Castle was built in stages from the 15th century by the Clan Ruthven family and was known for several hundred years as the Palace of Ruthven. In the summer of 1582, the castle was occupied by the 4th Lord Ruthven, who was also the 1st Earl of Gowrie, and his family. Gowrie was involved in a plot to kidnap the young King James VI, son of Mary, Queen of Scots. During 1582 Gowrie and his associates seized the young king and held him prisoner for 10 months. This kidnapping is known as the 'Raid of Ruthven' and the Protestant conspirators behind it hoped to gain power through controlling the king. James eventually escaped and actually forgave Gowrie, but after a second abortive attempt by Gowrie and others to overthrow him, Gowrie was finally executed and his property, including Huntingtower, was forfeited to the crown. The Castle and lands were restored to the Ruthven family in 1586. However in 1600, the brothers John and Alexander Ruthven were implicated in another plot to kill King James VI and were executed. This time, the king was less merciful: as well as seizing the estates, he abolished the name of Ruthven and decreed that any successors would be ineligible to hold titles or lands. Thus the House of Ruthven ...
Winter Drive Over Bridge Kinloch Rannoch Highland Perthshire Scotland [00:34]
Tour Scotland Winter video of a drive over the bridge which spans the River Tummel to visit Kinloch Rannoch, Highland Perthshire. This Scottish bridge, dating back to 1764, was built, as so many in the Highlands were, with funds raised from the sale of the forfeited estates after the Jacobite Rebellions.