Videos tagged with "name"
Palace of Holyroodhouse - Edinburgh, United Kingdom [04:22]
The official residence of The Queen in Scotland is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Translated to mean the house of the holy cross, the Palace takes its name from the ancient abbey, founded here in 1128. It stands at the bottom of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat, and is open to visitors throughout the year.
Christmay Day Glencoe Scottish Highlands Of Scotland [02:01]
Tour Scotland video shot on Christmas Day in Glencoe on visit to the Scottish Highlands. This Scottish glen is considered to be one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland. The name Glen Coe is often said to mean Glen of Weeping, perhaps with some reference to the infamous Massacre of Glencoe which took place there in 1692. In fact the Glen is named after the River Coe which runs through it, and bore this name long before the 1692 incident. Glen Coe was originally part of the lands of Clan Donald, though since the ending of the clan structure they progressively sold off their estates. Early in the morning of the 13th of February, 1692, in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution and the Jacobite uprising of 1689 led by John Graham of Claverhouse, a massacre took place in Glen Coe, in the Highlands of Scotland. This incident is referred to as the Massacre of Glencoe which began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen, Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon, although the killing took place all over the glen as fleeing MacDonalds were pursued. Thirty-eight MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by the guests from the Campbell Clan who had accepted their hospitality. They were killed on the grounds that the MacDonalds had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new monarchs, William and Mary. Another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.
Christmas Lights Caird Hall City Square Dundee Scotland [00:33]
Tour Scotland video of Christmas on the Caird Hall in the City Square on visit to Dundee, Scotland. The Caird Hall is the principal concert auditorium in Dundee. Built between 1914 and 1923 and named after its benefactor, the jute baron James Key Caird.
The Flying Scotsman - Edinburgh to Kings Cross - October 2012 [35:13]
A crack-of-dawn start for the 05::40 from Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross: "The Flying Scotsman" on board an 'East Coast Trains' 225, on Friday 5th October 2012, in 1st Class. Stopping only at Newcastle, this iconic flagship service of the East Coast Main Line - which the famous steam locomotive was named after - is timed to complete the 393-mile journey in exactly 4 hours - the fastest scheduled service between Scotland and London (or vice versa). On the morning in question, it was delayed by about 20 minutes at Markle, near Dunbar, by a lineside equipment failure; arriving into Kings X at 10::02. The film includes footage of the train racing past Darlington on the ECML (which avoids the station canopy) and later trundling slowly through York (at the time of filming this was the only service not scheduled to stop at these two stations). Later, the train accelerates through Peterborough, with another East Coast 225 in the down platform (4); yet another East Coast 225 - one that has been delaying the 'Scotsman' by stopping at intermediate stations since Newark) in the up platform (2), as well as Cross Country and First Capital Connect services at, or approaching the station. Just before Hitchin, the new flyover to the Cambridge branch can be seen under construction; a Class 313 FCC EMU crossing the flyover at Welwyn Garden City, then a brief glimpse of a St.Pancras-bound Eurostar, at Belle Isle, on the approach to Kings Cross and finally, the 10::00 Kings X to ...
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 ...