Videos tagged with "pub"
GLASGOW CITY [18:28]
GLASGOW CITY The city that I was born and raised in, Glasgow City is Scotland's largest city and the third largest city in Great Britain. Glasgow city has the best shopping outside of London and is the financial business centre of the UK outside of London. The home to many of the greatest inventors of the Modern World, a very proud bustling city with much student life, shops, pubs, bars and clubs. The city has much style and beautiful architecture and is something I tend to overlook, but one thing I find whenever I hear a foreigner speak of the city is their love for the architecture around them. To me, it's something I am used to seeing, so I can't say I see much of it. In this video I show much of Glasgow at night and day, from the GOMA museum to Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Argyll Arcade, Trongate, and more. Perhaps this video will give you a taste of Glasgow, which is something I wanted to put together to show you the city I was born in. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I would be happy to answer as best I can. Glasgow City has 4 Universities, and many Colleges. And the great thing about Glasgow city is the fact that it's a centre point in Scotland, with easy access to much of the places surrounding, with beautiful scenery from the likes of Loch Lomond, Stirling is not that far, or Edinburgh which is just an hour away from Glasgow on the train. It's definitely a city worth visiting.
Winter Glenshee Perthshire Scotland [02:07]
Tour Scotland video of Winter photographs of Glenshee on visit to Eastern Highland Perthshire. The A93 road, part of General Wade's military road from Perth to Fort George, runs north through the glen and on into Glen Beag, where it crosses the Cairnwell Passthe highest public road in the UK. The Glenshee Ski Centre sits at the head of the Cairnwell Pass and is Scotland's biggest with 21 lifts spread over 4 mountains. Glen Shee is known as the glen of the fairies it takes its name from the Gaelic " sith " meaning fairy and the old meeting place at the standing stone behind the present day church is called Dun Shith or Hill of the Fairies. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
PRINCES STREET [04:45]
The Edinburgh Video Guide presents Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thoroughfare and the definitive divide between the capital's Old and New Towns. Princes Street features many well known high street stores and is approximately one mile long, from the city's west to the east end. Princes Street Gardens run alongside the famous shopping stretch - A beautiful centrepiece for Scotland's festival city. The gardens were originally the Nor Loch, a marshy, boggy lake, which was ultimately drained to create the stunning public space that exists today. The gardens are split into four by the railway tracks of Edinburgh's Waverley Station, and feature the rocket-like Scott Monument, the Ross Bandstand and Fountain, and the entrance to the National Galleries of Scotland.
Rob Roy Statue Stirling Scotland [00:36]
Tour Scotland video of the Rob Roy MacGregor statue on visit to Stirling. The statue of Rob Roy is in the centre of Stirling, near the castle. It commemorates the famous local outlaw and soldier Rob Roy MacGregor who lived at the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th century. The MacGregor clan had a reputation for violence and lawlessness, and although Rob Roy initially settled down to raise cattle, he soon sought revenge for a perceived injustice and from there extended his activities to banditry and extortion against local landowners. He took part in the Jacobite uprisings of 1689, 1715 and 1719, fighting in the battles of Killiecrankie, Sheriffmuir and Glen Shiel. The publication of Highland Rogue Daniel Defoe made Rob Roy a legend in his own lifetime. It brought him a pardon for his crimes and allowed him to die peacefully in his sixties.
Nissen Huts Prisoner Of War Camp Perthshire Scotland [02:04]
Tour Scotland video of a Nissen Huts at Cultybraggan Prisoner Of War Camp on visit to Comrie, Perthshire. Between April 16 and April 18, 1916, Major Peter Norman Nissen of the 29th Company Royal Engineers of the British Army began to experiment with hut designs. Cultybraggan had almost 100 Nissen Huts housing around 4000 Category A Prisoners of War, who were thought to be the most extreme Nazi prisoners at the time, requiring a maximum security camp. In 1944 a German prisoner was wrongly accused by fellow inmates of being a British spy, and was taken to a shower block, beaten and hanged. Eight prisoners were taken to London and tried for the murder, all pled not guilty, two were found not guilty, one sentenced to life imprisonment and the final five were hanged in what was reported to be the biggest ever mass execution in the history of the United Kingdom. Rudolph Hess is alleged to have been held at Cultybraggan for one night following his plane crash in Scotland, however this tale has been put down to the tabloid press, he was in fact held some 40 miles away at Buchanan Castle. In 1945 the camp was disbanded, only to reopen as an Army Training Centre in 1949. The camp now belongs to the Comrie Development Trust and is open to the public.