Videos tagged with "flowers"
Craigtoun Hospital By St Andrews Fife Scotland [00:49]
Tour Scotland March video of the now derelict Craigtoun Hospital on visit to St Andrews, Fife. Craigtoun Hospital was was at one time a mansion house owned by the Younger family who also previously owned Craigtoun Park itself. Dr James and Mrs Annie Younger, of the famous family of Scottish Brewers, lived here, at Mount Melville, as it was called when they were in residence. Many good causes in East Fife benefited from Dr and Mrs Younger's generosity. Deeply interested in the Episcopal Church, Mrs Younger was responsible for the completion of All Saints' Church in the 1920s and the Rectory of the Church completed in 1939. She and her husband donated the Younger Hall to the University of St Andrews. It was built at a cost of £90000 and formally opened in 1929 by the Duchess of York when it was presented to the University. Mrs Younger was President of the St Andrews Horticultural Association and for many years the exhibit of flowers from Mount Melville gardens was a feature of the shows. She took an interest in the St Andrews Cottage Hospital, and each year gave a Christmas dinner to staff and patients. Mrs Younger died in August 1942 aged 78, and is buried in the Eastern Cemetery, St Andrews.
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.
Winter View Of Battle Of Black Earnside Site Newburgh Fife Scotland [00:39]
Tour Scotland Winter video of a view of the site of the Battle Of Black Earnside on visit to Newburgh in North Fife. At Blackearnside, a forest of alders, to the east of Newburgh, William Wallace defeated Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke in 1298. The forest is no longer there, but the video above was shot from the site of the battle. The words on a plaque at the site; " Black Earnside, 12th June 1298. On this site a major tactical battle was fought and won for Scotland by their guardian, Sir William Wallace, against the Earl of Pembroke, who was acting on the orders of his English master, Edward Plantagenet. This plaque has been erected by the people of Newburgh in recognition of the part played by their forebears in assisting Sir William Wallace in defence of our country. You were the flowers of Scotland and your grandchildren thank you.
Botanic Gardens Glasgow. Scotland. [05:01]
Beautiful flowers and lovely scenery.
Field Of Sunflowers Near Elcho Castle Perthshire Scotland [00:55]
Tour Scotland video of a field of Sunflowers near Elcho Castle, Perthshire.