Videos tagged with "museum"
Sarcophagus St Andrews Fife Scotland [00:38]
Tour Scotland video of the Saint Andrews Sarcophagus in St Andrews, Fife. This is a Pictish monument dating from the second half of the 8th century. The sarcophagus was recovered beginning in 1833 during excavations by St Andrew's Cathedral, but it was not until 1922 that the surviving components were reunited. The sarcophagus is currently on display at the Cathedral museum in St Andrews, close to the site of its discovery.
Pictish Stone Cathedral Museum St Andrews Fife Scotland [00:40]
Tour Scotland video of a Pictish Stone in the Cathedral Museum in St Andrews, Fife.
River Tay Stanley Mills Perthshire Scotland [00:45]
Tour Scotland video of the River Tay just upstream from Stanley Mills in Stanley, Perthshire. Much of the economy of the village of Stanley was based on a mill powered by the river Tay. The mill mostly produced cotton but also cigarette ribbon. The Dempster & Co company was established in 1787 by seven men including Richard Arkwright, George Dempster and William Sandeman to build the mill on land feued from the Duke of Atholl to provide employment to Highlanders affected by the clearances. The mill eventually went in decline and finally closed down. in 1989. It is now a museum
Intern Celebration Event [00:25]
An event to celebrate 20 interns who are completing yearlong internships at museums and galleries across Scotland took place yesterday in St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh. The programme, which has been hailed a success by the museums and interns, has helped to secure an important legacy of future skills for the museums sector and plans are already in place to run the programme again in 2013. The MGS interns each received a certificate presented by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop. Images by Rob McDougall