Videos tagged with "planting"
Our Lady's Well St Mary's Monastery Kinnoull Perth Perthshire Scotland [00:42]
Tour Scotland video of Our Lady's Well at St Mary's Monastery Kinnoull on visit to Perth, Perthshire. It was during the early stage of the building that a remarkable incident took place. In October 1867, a Mr Turnbull who owned the land which overlooked the new site, diverted water that flowed from his land through the Redemptorist property, and which wa essential for the stonework that had to be undertaken to build the Monastery. He also threatened legal action in order to prevent the continuation of the building. The small group of Redemptorists felt helpless in this hostile environment, and eventually turned to Mary, the Mother of God, in the hope that her powerful intercession would come to their assistance. One the final day of a Novena (nine days of prayer) to our Lady of Perpetual Succour, one of the Lay-Brothers struck a well whilst planting potatoes on the hillside, and a continuous flow of water appeared. This spring water still flows today, and has ever since been called "Our Lady's Well".
Glen Sherup [01:10]
Glen Sherup The Ochil Hills, a range of hills from Perth to Stirling, where Albert Einstein is known to have walked, are undergoing a transformation as new native woodland is being developed. In 2000, the Woodland Trust Scotland acquired Glen Quey, its first site in the Ochils and in 2001, the neighbouring Glen Sherup. Together the two areas cover 1000 hectares. The Trust plans to change the area from a grassy hill, grazed by sheep, to a mosaic of habitats and an area where, in time, a variety of flora and fauna species will thrive. The planting of Glen Quey was completed in the winter of 2001/2002, and in places the trees are already head-high, and within a few years will begin to look like woodland. At Glen Sherup, work is well underway with planting due to be completed in June 2004. The vegetation and ecology at the two sites will change due to reduced grazing, leading to a more heather dominated ground cover with an increase in the variety of plants and animals. It is likely that locally uncommon species such as the pearl bordered fritillary butterfly, black grouse, spotted flycatcher, song thrush, redstart, woodwarbler and pied flycatcher will benefit from the creation of new woodland. The hill tops will remain unplanted providing suitable habitat for species of the open hill at the same time as allowing hill-walkers to continue to appreciate the distant views. Glen Quey is shadowed by Innerdownie Hill and the walk to the summit offers panoramic views of the Forth ...
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