Videos tagged with "super"
**Super 60 visits Scotland in tandem with 92037 on 6X65 at Carluke 3 August 2012.mpg** [00:59]
In a visit which caught us by surprise, class (Super) 60 no 60054 in tandem with Brush stablemate class 92 no 92037 Sullivan, worked 6X65 Didcot/Warrington A...
Winter Drive Narrow Road Sidlaw Hills Perthshire Scotland [02:12]
Tour Scotland video of a Winter drive on a narrow Scottish road on visit to the Sidlaw Hills above Carse of Gowrie, Perthshire. These are a range of hills of volcanic origin in the counties of Perthshire and Angus in Scotland that extend for 30 miles from Kinnoull Hill, near Perth, north east to Forfar Law is a Lowland Scots word of Old English origin meaning a hill which rises sharply from the surrounding land. The element ' sid ' probably derives from the Scottish Gaelic sidhe, meaning fairy or sacred, referring to the prehistoric cairns still visible on various of the hills, claimed in folklore as the habitations of supernatural beings. Principal peaks within the Sidlaws include Ark Hill and King's Seat. Points of interest include Dunsinane Hill, mentioned in Shakespeare's play Macbeth, and Auchterhouse Hill, which was the site of an ancient hill fort. The ruined observatory on Kinpurnie Hill was built by James Stuart-Mackenzie who owned the Kinpurnie estate.
Abandoned Ancient Castle and Wizard's Vaults "The Goblin Ha". 13th Century Ruin [05:39]
13th Century Scottish Castle and Vaults. The Wizard of Yester: Sir Hugo de Giffard was known as the 'Wizard of Yester', and was considered to be a powerful warlock and necromancer. It is in the undercroft of the castle that he was thought to practise his sorcery. 14th century chronicler John of Fordun mentions the large cavern in Yester Castle, thought locally to have been formed by magical artifice. Legend supposed that Hugo was able, via a pact with the Devil, to raise a magical army to his aid, and use them to carry out his will. It is this army of hobgoblins that was considered the builders of Yester Castle. The vaulting of the Goblin Ha' is one of the earliest examples of secular gothic arch building,and this may have contributed to that opinion, given the superstitious nature of the age. Yester Castle Originally known as Yestred (from the Brythonic Ystrad, meaning strath or dale), the barony of Yester was granted by King William the Lion to Hugo de Giffard, a Norman immigrant given land in East Lothian during the reign of King David I. The original stone keep, built before 1267, is generally considered to be by Sir Hugo de Giffard. A grandson of the first Laird of Yester, he served as a guardian of the young Alexander III of Scotland, and was by repute a magician and necromancer. Alexander III is known to have been at Yester on and around May 24, 1278, where he corresponded with Edward I of England. Following the Scots Wars of Independence, Yester was rebuilt as a ...
Superlatives of Scotland [00:44]
Forfar Loch part 2. [02:01]
There is a memorial in the park, at the side of the loch, rembering the local women who were accused of being ' witches' and executed. I have written a bit about their story. The bustling market town of Forfar shares a terrible secret with many other parts of Scotland in the seventeenth century. The town was the scene of a terrible witch hunt, which resulted in the torture and execution of several local women. According to the town council's records, the witch hunt appears to have been triggered in 1661 by an argument between Isobel Shyrie, a poor woman who was unable to pay her taxes, and Baillie George Wood, a tax collector. During the quarrel, Isobel cursed Baillie Wood. When the unfortunate man suddenly dropped dead, all fingers pointed at Isobel. In those days, it was considered that there were three ways to spot a witch, she went by a nickname instead of the name she was baptised with; there was a mark on her body that was impervious to pain; or she practiced 'malefice' which was the use of supernatural means to do evil. Isobel was widely believed to be guilty of malefice which was sufficient for her to be sent to the dungeon below the Tolbooth, situated on the road next to the Town House, Forfar town centre. Stirred up by the burgh's zealous new minister, James Robertstone, the hunt was soon underway for the other witches in Isobel's covern. Helen Guthrie, Isobel's best friend and well-known for her knowledge of the healing powers herbs, was next to be taken to the ...