Videos tagged with "ready"
Get ready for Mr Laidback Luke! [00:32]
Laidback Luke will head to Scotland on Saturday 2nd June for Coloursfest 2012. He's got a message for you...
Tags: Coloursfest, Colours, Glasgow, Festival Scotland
Mansfield House Hotel Hawick, Hawick, Scotland - United Kingdom (GB) [00:45]
goo.gl for reviews, prices and info. Mansfield House Hotel Hawick, Hawick, Scotland - United Kingdom (GB) The Mansfield House Hotel looks out over the town of Hawick from high ground to the south of the River Teviot. It sits in ten acres of its own gardens close to Mansfield Park rugby ground on the outskirts of this, the largest of the Border towns. Hawick is world famous for its knitwear, particularly cashmere, and is well known to rugby enthusiasts. Its annual Common Riding is ranked as one of the worlds best parties alongside The Rio Mardi Gras in Rough Guides World Party book because it combines the thrills of Pamplonas Fiesta de San Fermin with the concentrated drinking of Munichs Oktoberfest.The house was originally called Thornwood and was the private home of the Oliver family, built in 1870. These entrepreneurs of the new industrial age tastefully influenced the many distinctive architectural features, from the thistle and rose ceilings of the reception rooms to the Russian pine shutters and doors throughout the ground floor. The attention to detail in the design and finish is a testament to the skilled local craftsmen that created this fine building. The Hodgson family acquired Mansfield House in 2009 and they continue the restoration and improvements to the hotel. Public areas are already being altered and new bathrooms are scheduled for winter 2009. The gardens have been gradually restored to their former glory and the wooded hillside that surrounds the hotel ...
Tags: "Mansfield, House, Hotel, Hawick", Hawick, Scotland, "United, Kingdom", GB, "hotels, in, "Hawick, hotels"
The Way Golf Began [11:24]
More than 130 years ago, Old Tom Morris recognized the potential for great golf here in this rugged, romantic corner of Scotland. The site of Machrihanish Dunes featured 23 natural holes, defined as those which fit so well into the natural landscape prior to construction that only minimal effort is required to ready them for play in terms of grading and shaping work. Of the roughly 275 acres on which the course sits, just seven were disturbed during the construction of the course. Only tees and greens were shaped. The course's routing, as well as positioning of tees and greens, was dictated by the lay of the land and presence of several endangered species of flora and fauna. The course flows effortlessly to, from and along the sea, inviting you to step back in time to the days when Old Tom Morris laid out Machrihanish Golf Club.
Tags: old tom morris, david mclay kidd, golf, scotland, links, the ugadale hotel & cottages, machrihanish, machrihanish dunes, GEO certified
Scotland with the Air Cadets [04:35]
Just spent a weekend up in the Cairngorms with the ATC doing winter training ready for an expedition to India in august, thought I might upload some pics and clips into this video, Big thanks to all the staff, cadets the ATC, and peak mountaineering, congratulations to Bex for complaining all weekend for the first time. Music is Wheels by the foo fighters and remains their property
Tags: Scotland, india, Air Training Corps, 216 atc
Skye - Spar Cave,by Sea Kayak. [07:58]
This is truly stuff of legend!! Known of this cave for quite a while,without knowing it's full details,it's marked on the OS map along with "Prince Charles's Cave" not big eared Charlie,Bonnie Prince Charlie,and a quick Google image search will provide you with a huge proverbial "Stick and carrot" if you're as inquisitive as me. Next problem is finding it,I read an article in "Ocean Paddler" I think it was, about Gordon Brown(not the PM the kayaking one,keep up now) and he described how a trip to Skye wouldn't be complete etc so I thought naturally "I'll have some of that" This was the day after my paddle up Loch Scavaig (See other 2 videos) and I was back at Elgol,kitted up,raring to go,with no OS map,wondering whether I could find it,or not,having chatted with a guy from Kyle who had failed on numerous occasions to find it,so much so in fact that he reckoned it didn't exist -"Spar Cave,next thing you'll be saying Elvis and Michael Jackson are really dead" I made that bit up,but yer know!Anyway I'm ready to go and who rolls up with a trailer full of Kayaks? no Not Elvis & MJ but Gordon Brown!! A polite request for directions,the most rudimentary instructions ever,and there I was!! Wasn't that easy I can assure you,nothing ever is.Anyway armed with this video,you will have no problems finding it.Follow the coast from Elgol and it is 3.46miles(ordinary miles) or if you like the entrance is at N 57 08 .359 W 006 04 .192 on my Garmin gps72. Dont think I've done the cave ...
Tags: yt:stretch=16:9, Skye, Spar Cave, Elgol, Loch Slapin, Sea Kayaking, Scotland, UKRockpool, Kayak., gbpaddling