Videos tagged with "selkirk"
Murray Aisle Kirk o' the Forest Selkirk Borders Of Scotland [00:42]
Tour Scotland video of the Murray Aisle in the Kirk o' the Forest on visit to Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. Buried in this Aisle are the maternal ancestors of four times USA president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was in 1735 that James Murray took passage to Charleston at a time when British colonies formed much of north America. He returned home only once to marry his cousin, Barbara Bennett, and a few generations down the line came the 32nd president of the United States of America. He served from 1933 until 1945 and is believed to have made a highly-secret visit to the Murray Aisle graves during one of his visits to Britain during the Second World War.
Kirk o' the Forest Selkirk Borders Of Scotland [00:31]
Tour Scotland video of the Kirk o' the Forest on visit to Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. Scottish patriot and freedom fighter William Wallace was proclaimed Guardian of Scotland on this site in 1298 after leading the Scottish army to victory at Falkirk the previous year
Bill recites the 'Selkirk Grace' [00:54]
Bill Thomson, Ambassador for Hello Scotland, recites the Selkirk Grace - a poem from Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, before Hello's own Burn's Supper at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club near Edinburgh.
Tags: Robert Burns, Rabbie Burns, Selkirk Grace, Hello Scotland, Bill Thomson, Marriott Dalmahoy
Peebles Agricultural Show 2011 [04:27]
The Peebles Agricultural Show is an annual even in the Wee Scottish Town of Peebles. In this clip we see a few of the animals and three well known personalities reading the Robert Burns' Selkirk Grace.
Tags: Scotland, Robert Burns, Selkirk Grace, Peebles, agricultural show, macscotland scottish