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THE OLD TOWN [02:14]
The Edinburgh Video Guide presents the Old Town, the Scottish capital's nucleus. There is evidence of settlement here stretching back to the Bronze Age, but it wasn't until Edinburgh Castle and the The Palace of Holyroodhouse were established that the city began to flourish, in the form of the now famous Royal Mile. There are many famous Edinburgh attractions located the Old Town. A few notables are: Edinburgh Castle, The Camera Obscura, Gladstone's Land, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Ramsay Garden, The Hub, St Giles' Cathedral, Mary King's Close, The Edinburgh Dungeon, The People's Story, the Museum of Edinburgh, Canongate Kirk, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament, Greyfriars Kirk and the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, The Museum of Scotland, The Grassmarket and Cowgate, and the Museum on the Mound.
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.
Memorial to Bishop Patrick Scougal St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen Scotland [00:39]
Tour Scotland video of the memorial to Bishop Patrick Scougal in St Machar's Cathedral on visit to Aberdeen. Patrick Scougal, born 1607, died 1682, was a Scottish churchman. A native of Haddingtonshire in East Lothian, and cousin of painter John Scougal. In 1624 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh as Master of Arts. In 1636, he became a minister of Dairsie parish, Fife, moving on to Leuchars in 1645 and then to Saltoun, near Edinburgh, in 1659. Scougal married firstly, Margaret Wemyss, and by her had five children, including the famous minister Henry Scougal. His second wife was Anna, daughter of William Congalton of that Ilk, widow of Robert Lauder of Gunsgreen, near Eyemouth, Berwickshire. Bishop Scougall was interred in Aberdeen Cathedral. His monument, a mural tomb on the south-west wall of the nave, is a notable, if slightly naïve example of 17th century Scottish neo-classical design, including a portrait of Scougal and a rich array of symbolic ornament.
Winter Video Scottish Clydesdale Horses North Fife Scotland [02:16]
Tour Scotland Winter video of Scottish Clydesdale Horses in a field by a road near Collessie on visit to North Fife. Although originally one of the smaller breeds of draught horses, it is now a tall breed. The Budweiser Clydesdales are some of the most famous Clydesdales, and other members of the breed are used as drum horses by the British Household Cavalry. They have also been used to create and improve other draught breeds.
Winter View Lindores Abbey Newburgh North Fife Scotland [01:03]
Tour Scotland Winter view of Lindores Abbey on visit to Newburgh in North Fife. This Scottish Abbey Lindores Abbey is situated near the Tay, on the East side of the town. The Tironensian abbey was founded about 1190 by David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William the Lion, there are only fragmentary remains, although the ground plan of the whole structure can still be traced. Best preserved are the south west gateway through the precinct wall, various discontinuous fragments of the wall itself, and part of the east cloister range, including the still vaulted slype, passage from the cloister to the east end of the church, all built of local red sandstone. The monastic church itself had a single aisle on the north side, with aisled north and south transepts, a central tower and a detached western tower or campanile, similar to Cambuskenneth Abbey. The monks were noted agriculturists and their orchards were famous. Lindores Abbey is also famous as the birthplace of Scotch Whisky owing to it's links to Friar John Cor and the Exchequer Rolls of 1494.