Videos tagged with "industry"
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.
Copy of Stirling,Scotland (Stirling University) [06:24]
Stirling (Gaelic: Sruighlea, Scots: Stirlin) is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area. The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth. It is a centre for local government, higher education, retail, and light industry. Its population (as of the 2001 census) was 41243, making it the smallest city in Scotland. One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a Royal burgh by King David I in 1130, which it remained until 1975, when the county of Stirlingshire was absorbed into Central Region. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Stirling was granted city status. Originally a Stone Age settlement, Stirling has been strategically significant since at least the Roman occupation of Britain, due to its naturally defensible crag and tail hill (latterly the site of Stirling Castle), and its commanding position at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the border between the Lowlands and Highlands, at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth. It remained the river's lowest crossing until the construction of the Kincardine Bridge further downstream in the 1930s. It is supposed that Stirling is the fortress ...
The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages, Machrihanish - Scotland [04:37]
Once regarded as the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in the west of Scotland, The Ugadale Hotel has been restored to its former glory and now serves as the centerpiece of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes. In its heyday, The Ugadale Hotel regularly welcomed captains of industry and their families, who descended on Machrihanish for summer holidays with their steamer trunks and visions of relaxing times on the beach and golf links. Today, twenty-two stunning guest rooms and suites are finished to the highest standard and pamper guests in an atmosphere of casual elegance combined with modern amenities, historic charm and unmatched natural beauty. Inside the Ugadale Hotel you will also find The Kintyre Club, a private dining restaurant open to members and guests of the hotel along with the traquil Serenity Spa. For those who desire a bit more space or a self-catered option, The Ugadale Cottages located next to the hotel are the perfect home away from home. The award-winning Ugadale Cottages received Golf Tourism Scotland's Gold Standard Award for the "Hotel of the Year" in the Small Hotel category in 2010. Surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and tranquility, each fully furnished, two-bedroom golf cottage is elegantly finished inside and out with natural stone, hardwoods and wonderful touches that epitomize the coastal Scottish cottage at every turn. These roomy, self-catering cottages have been thoughtfully and luxuriously configured to perfectly accommodate visiting ...
Forgotten Victorian Garden & Gunpowder Works(1889) - Camility Mill, West Calder [06:26]
*update actually built in 1889* Hidden beneath the over grown grass lays an old Victorian Ornimental Water Garden and Gunpowder Works built in 1889, at the back of West Calder. The garden was so cool, reminds me of the "Secret Garden", I love that film so much! I fell down the hill trying to get here as you can tell by my jeans lol These are both next to each other so I've just made into one video. First the Garden then the gunpower works. Copied Article 1: The works was set up in 1889 to produce gunpowder which was extensively used in the mining industry. Some of the gunpowder was brought by horse and cart to West Calder Co-op, where it was sold over the counter in 1lb or 2lb bags and often stored by miners under the bed. "It's a part of West Lothian's history that's been forgotten," says Sybil Cavanagh, the Local History Librarian. "When I started researching the works, I just had a hazy idea of a small, rural mill. "In fact, it was a big employer of labour and an extensive site." After searching through the files of old newspapers held in the Local History Library and in the National Archives of Scotland, she's pieced together the whole story. The booklet recalls the strange working conditions and the many safety rules which had to be observed, from not being allowed turn-ups on your trousers to vacating the premises in a thunderstorm. The booklet also records the names of some 150 workers, and recalls in detail the two major explosions, in which two workers were ...
Old Graveyard Luncarty Perthshire Scotland [00:40]
Tour Scotland video of the old graveyard in Luncarty, Perthshire. The present village was founded in 1752 by William Sandeman, to house workers at his bleachfields. William and his partner Hector Turnbull manufactured linen in Perth and bleached it in Luncarty. Second only to agriculture, linen manufacture was a major Scottish industry in the late 18th century, linen then became less important with the introduction of cotton