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Dunfermline Abbey Fife Scotland [01:51]
Tour Scotland video of photograph of Dunfermline Abbey on visit to West Fife. Dunfermline Abbey is a Church of Scotland Parish Church. The church occupies the site of the ancient chancel and transepts of a large medieval Benedictine abbey, which was sacked in 1560 during the Scottish Reformation and permitted to fall into disrepair. Part of the old abbey church continued in use at that time and some parts of the abbey infrastructure still remain to this day. Dunfermline Abbey is one of Scotland's most important cultural sites. The Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Trinity and St Margaret, was founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland, but the monastic establishment was based on an earlier foundation dating back to the reign of King Malcolm Canmore. Saint Margaret of Scotland was buried here in 1093; on 19th June 1250. King Robert the Bruce was buried, in 1329, in the choir, now the site of the present parish church. Bruce's heart rests in Melrose, but his bones lie in Dunfermline Abbey, where, after the discovery of the skeleton in 1818, they were reinterred with fitting pomp below the pulpit of the New church. In 1891 the pulpit was moved back and a monumental brass inserted in the floor to indicate the royal vault. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Barge Boat Cruising on the Forth and Clyde Canal Scotland [01:23]
Tour Scotland video of an old Dutch Barge boat cruising on visit to the Forth and Clyde Canal. This Scottish canal opened in 1790, crossing central Scotland; it provided a route for the seagoing vessels of the day between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde at the narrowest part of the Scottish Lowlands. It is 35 miles long and it runs from the River Forth near Grangemouth to the River Clyde at Bowling, and had an important basin at Port Dundas in Glasgow. Successful in its day, it suffered as the seagoing vessels were built larger and could no longer pass through. The railway age further impaired the success of the canal.
January View Dowally Church Highland Perthshire Scotland [00:37]
Tour Scotland January view of Dowally Church on visit to Highland Perthshire. This Scottish church is located on the site of a church of 1096. St Anne's Church, Dowally, was built in 1500 and described as a " long, narrow, inelegant structure ". It became ruinous in 1755, and was repaired only to be replaced in 1818 with a new building almost on the site of the old.
Autumn View Kinnaird Castle Perthshire Scotland October 29th [00:35]
Tour Scotland Autumn video of Kinnaird Castle on visit to the Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire. This Scottish castle was built as a frontier castle to protect the Carse of Gowrie and its people against the Highlanders. It is a royal castle and is reputed to have been built in 1107. The Kinnaird family lived in the castle from the mid-twelfth century. In 1449, due to a misunderstanding between two hot-tempered Scots, involving the death of a member of the Douglas Clan, Kinnaird was besieged by the Douglas Clan, who managed to break in, loot and wreck the castle. Most of the castle had to be rebuilt in 1450. A lot of the castle fabric today dates from 1450. The basement area dates back to earlier periods. John Kinnaird of that ilk (15th Laird of Kinnaird) was obliged to sell the family estates of Kinnaird. He resigned the lands and barony of Kinnaird into the hands of the King James I & VI, who, on 26th March 1618, granted them to John Livingston, a Gentleman of the Kings Bedchamber. The castle passed to the Colvilles, who in turn, passed it to the Threipland family in 1674. After some years of occupancy, Kinnaird was abandoned. In 1854, three ladies took pity on the derelict castle and spent a fortune in repairs. In due course, the place was again bought by the Threiplands.
Mary Buick Watson Gravestone Kilrenny East Neuk Of Fife Scotland [00:31]
Tour Scotland video of the Mary Buick Watson, Gravestone in Kilrenny by Cellardyke, Anstruther, East Neuk Of Fife. Mary Buick of Dundee became the 2nd wife of local fisherman Thomas Watson. In 1799 Thomas was taken by a press-gang, and Mary ran after them and asked them to take her too. The pair of them served aboard HMS Ardent, and during the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801, as the Ardent was being shelled by the Danish shore batteries, Mary Watson Buick went into labour and gave birth to their first child, a girl called Mary. Little Mary Watson lived to be 90, dying in 1891. The day after the Battle of Copenhagen, Thomas Watson, and his wife and child, were transferred to HMS Bellona, and a year or so later Thomas was discharged at Spithead and made his way home to Cellardyke, where he used his prize money to build a house by the harbour (now 7 Shore Street) and open an ale and pie shop.