Videos tagged with "royal"
Balmoral Castle Royal Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland [03:57]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Balmoral Castle on visit to Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. King Robert II of Scotland, 1316 to 1390, had a hunting lodge in the area. A house at Balmoral was built by Sir William Drummond in 1390. The castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
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.
Year of Natural Scotland 2013 - Unravel Travel TV [01:18]
Year of Natural Scotland 2013 celebrate Scotland's outstanding natural beauty throughout 2013. From stunning natural and historic landscapes, art inspired by nature, surprising wildlife and delicious food & drink, visitors can find nature right on their doorstep. Don't miss the chance to experience the great Scottish outdoors for yourself, join in the celebrations with a packed programme of events and discover insider tips from across the country during the Year of Natural Scotland. Natural landscapes Discover the fascinating variety of natural landscapes across Scotland, including mountains and hills, forests and glens, hundreds of islands, and thousands of miles of stunning coastline. Natural playground Enjoy the great outdoors by land, water or air and discover a new side to Scotland. Choose from a range of activities from hiking and mountain biking to canoeing and fishing. Wildlife, flora and fauna Scotland is home to spectacular wildlife and plant life. Observe fascinating animals in their natural habitats and explore the diversity of the country's flora and fauna Art in nature Explore the land that has proved so inspirational to painters, musicians, artists, writers and innovators for generations and discover how art and nature work so well together. Historic landscapes Trace Scotland's past through historic landscapes, monuments and castles and uncover fascinating tales of royalty, exploration and conservation across heritage sites, many of which are wildlife ...
The Royal Regiment Visit To Stirling Scotland [01:34]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of The Royal Regiment on a visit to Stirling. The Royal Regiment of Scotland was awarded the Freedom of the City on this visit. They are the senior and only Scottish line infantry regiment of the British Army Infantry and consists of five regular and two territorial battalions. Awarding the freedom of the city is an age old tradition and honour dating back to the laws of ancient Rome that made it a capital offence for Roman legions to enter the city in formation or with weapons without permission. The parade began at Stirling Castle led by combined military and pipe band. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Copy of Stirling,Scotland (Stirling University) [06:24]
Stirling (Gaelic: Sruighlea, Scots: Stirlin) is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area. The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth. It is a centre for local government, higher education, retail, and light industry. Its population (as of the 2001 census) was 41243, making it the smallest city in Scotland. One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a Royal burgh by King David I in 1130, which it remained until 1975, when the county of Stirlingshire was absorbed into Central Region. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Stirling was granted city status. Originally a Stone Age settlement, Stirling has been strategically significant since at least the Roman occupation of Britain, due to its naturally defensible crag and tail hill (latterly the site of Stirling Castle), and its commanding position at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the border between the Lowlands and Highlands, at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth. It remained the river's lowest crossing until the construction of the Kincardine Bridge further downstream in the 1930s. It is supposed that Stirling is the fortress ...