Videos tagged with "power"
Wnter Afternoon Lindores Loch North Fife Scotland [00:44]
Tour Scotland Winter afternoon video of Lindores Loch on visit to North Fife. The loch was an important source of water for powering mills in the Lindores valley, where up to 13 mills of various types operated from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century.
Snow Falling Huntingtower Castle Perth Perthshire Scotland [01:17]
Tour Scotland Winter video of snow falling on visit to Huntingtower Castle, by Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Huntingtower Castle once known as Ruthven Castle or the Palace of Ruthven is situated about 3 miles from the centre of Perth, on the main road to Crieff. The Castle was built in stages from the 15th century by the Clan Ruthven family and was known for several hundred years as the Palace of Ruthven. In the summer of 1582, the castle was occupied by the 4th Lord Ruthven, who was also the 1st Earl of Gowrie, and his family. Gowrie was involved in a plot to kidnap the young King James VI, son of Mary, Queen of Scots. During 1582 Gowrie and his associates seized the young king and held him prisoner for 10 months. This kidnapping is known as the 'Raid of Ruthven' and the Protestant conspirators behind it hoped to gain power through controlling the king. James eventually escaped and actually forgave Gowrie, but after a second abortive attempt by Gowrie and others to overthrow him, Gowrie was finally executed and his property, including Huntingtower, was forfeited to the crown. The Castle and lands were restored to the Ruthven family in 1586. However in 1600, the brothers John and Alexander Ruthven were implicated in another plot to kill King James VI and were executed. This time, the king was less merciful: as well as seizing the estates, he abolished the name of Ruthven and decreed that any successors would be ineligible to hold titles or lands. Thus the House of Ruthven ...
Border Stronghold Near Kelso Scottish Borders Of Scotland [00:29]
Tour Scotland video of a Border Stronghold near Kelso on visit to Scottish Borders. The Pringles, who built the tower in the first half of the 15th century, were a prominent Border family. Their position as squires of the powerful earls of Black Douglas brought them the lucrative position of warden of the Ettrick Forest. They suffered from the reivers, as did all people on both sides of the Border. During two raids in 1544, reivers from Northumberland got away with over 700 cattle and 100 horses. The family relocated to Galashiels in the later 16th century, and in 1645 the tower and estate at Smailholm was purchased by the Scotts of Harden, near Hawick.
Ode to Perthshire ~ Scotland / Loreena McKennitt Two Trees [09:09]
Sharing my images of a special sanctuary in Scotland, Perthshire, introduced to me by the "Lady of the Moor", with a few of her pictures. She has shown me these powerful places. Hope the images render the beauty and power of his special place. With all my gratitude for this wonderful and wondrous experience.
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".