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Scotland (Scottish Gaelic Alba, Eng. Scotland) is a former independent kingdom of northwest Europe. Now it is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Scotland occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain, and the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands. In the south is bordered by England. East Scottish coast is washed by the North Sea to the north and west of the Atlantic Ocean, south-west - the Irish Sea. Scotland's capital and second largest city of Edinburgh is one of Europe's largest financial centers.  The largest Scottish city of Glasgow, who is also a conglomeration of Greater Glasgow center. Current Scottish border close to 1237. Treaty of York between Scotland and England in 1266. Perth treaty between Scotland and Norway's borders. Exception of the Isle of Man, which now reports directly to the United Kingdom, Orkney and Shetland Islands, which is now part of Scotland, rather than Norway and Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is assigned by England in 1746. Berwick Act.
David Gray Gravestone Auld Aisle Cemetery Kirkintilloch East Dunbartonshire Scotland [00:45]
Tour Scotland video of the David Gray gravestone in the Auld Aisle cemetery on visit to Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. David Gray, born 29th January 1838, died 3rd of December 1861, was a Scottish poet. The son of a handloom weaver, Gray was born at Merkland. He began to write poetry for The Glasgow Citizen and began his idyll on the Luggie, the little stream that ran through Merkland. He was buried in the Auld Aisle, where he had often wandered, and which is also the subject of his song, and, on the 29th July, 1865, a plain obelisk was erected to his memory, subscribed for by his admirers. David wrote his own epitaph, " Below lies one whose name was traced in sand, He died, not knowing what it was to live ; Died, while the first sweet consciousness of manhood. And maiden thought electrified his soul, Faint beatings in the calyx of the rose. Bewildered reader ! pass without a sigh, In a proud sorrow ! There is life with God, In other kingdom of a sweeter air; In Eden every flower is blown. Amen. Thus lived and died one who left a few words only behind him, His Luggie, poem opens with the wish of the writer that his thought and verse may run as smoothly as his beloved river: That impulse which all beauty gives the soul, Is languaged as I sing. For fairer stream Rolled never golden sand into the sea, Made sweeter music than the Luggie, gloom'd By glens whose melody mingles with her own. The uttered name my inmost being thrills, A word beyond a charm; and if this lay ...
Scotland Day 7 - Wester Ross - The Scottish Highlands [04:53]
Day 7: we headed west and north from Inverness into the area of the Highlands called "Wester Ross" (according to our map, anyway (not to be confused with "Westeros," the mythical kingdom in "Game of Thrones," etc.). We made it as far as Gairloch and Guinard Bay - still a long way from the northernmost reaches of Scotland, but beautiful and dramatic scenery around every bend. On the way back to Inverness and Castle Stuart we stopped at the ruins of the Beauly Priory on the Black Isle.
Stained Glass Windows Lower Church Cathedral Glasgow Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of stained glass windows in the Lower Church on visit to the Cathedral in Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, or Mungo, the first bishop within the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde, was thought to have been buried in AD 612. The present cathedral was built during the 13th to 15th centuries. It is the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to have survived the 1560 Reformation virtually complete.