Videos tagged with "half"
First Day of Spring in Anstruther [02:21]
Yesterday, 2 March, was a beautiful Spring day in Anstruther, Fife, Scotland. The outdoor cafes were busy, the world famous fish restaurant had a half-hour queue as we found out - still waited though! And the organ grinder was out - perfect day!
Culross Abbey Fife Scotland [00:39]
Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of the ruins of Culross Abbey on visit to West Fife. This Scottish abbey was founded in 1217 by Malcolm I, Earl of Fife, and was first colonised by monks from Kinloss Abbey. The original 13th century abbey was cruciform in plan, without aisles. By the late 15th century the lay brothers had left, and the abbey community consisted of only choir-monks. The western half of the abbey was therefore abandoned, and the nave was demolished around 1500. In 1633 the east choir of the abbey was taken over for use as a parish church, while the adjoining buildings fell into decay. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Elcho Castle Perthshire Scotland [01:29]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Elcho Castle on visit to Perthshire. This Scottish castle located by the River Tay was built in the latter half of the 16th century for the Wemyss family, whose descendants still own it, although it is now in the care of Historic Scotland.
Mitchel Memorial Stained Glass Window St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen Scotland [00:34]
Tour Scotland video of the David Mitchel memorial stained glass window in St Machar's Cathedral on visit to Aberdeen. David Mitchel, born 1591, died 1663, was a Scottish clergyman. Born in the Mearns, he became a minister in Edinburgh. He held the position until he was deposed by the General Assembly in 1638, after which he moved to England. While there he obtained a benefice, and in 1661, after the Restoration, he obtained a doctorate from the University of Oxford. In this period he became a prebendary of Westminster. Upon the restoration of Episcopacy in Scotland, he was made Bishop of Aberdeen, receiving consecration on 1 June 1662. He held this position for little over half a year, contracting a mortal fever. He died at Aberdeen in late January 1663, and was buried in the cathedral.
Border Stronghold Near Kelso Scottish Borders Of Scotland [00:29]
Tour Scotland video of a Border Stronghold near Kelso on visit to Scottish Borders. The Pringles, who built the tower in the first half of the 15th century, were a prominent Border family. Their position as squires of the powerful earls of Black Douglas brought them the lucrative position of warden of the Ettrick Forest. They suffered from the reivers, as did all people on both sides of the Border. During two raids in 1544, reivers from Northumberland got away with over 700 cattle and 100 horses. The family relocated to Galashiels in the later 16th century, and in 1645 the tower and estate at Smailholm was purchased by the Scotts of Harden, near Hawick.