Videos tagged with "tall"
Rob Roy MacGregors grave at Balquhidder...a trip from Glasgow [06:53]
Went with Lyn Krige to Balquhidder where Rob Roy is supposedly buried...many facts about him seem contradictory...I have tried to make sense of it in my voice over...if there are mistakes please let me know...coincidentallly on BBC Scotland today it said that there is a plan to get forgiveness for many of the Scots whose names have been tainted since those days...My name is Roy MacGregor,,,from South Africa...my dad and mum went there in 1946...video,edit and music Roy MacGregor
Tags: roy, macgregor, Robert Roy macgregor, Scotland
RRS Discovery, Dundee, Scotland. [03:16]
"Discovery" had coal-fired auxiliary steam engines, but had to rely primarily on sail beause the coal bunkers did not have sufficient capacity to take the ship on long voyages. She was rigged as a bargue. According to Shackleton, the ship was a bad sailer, and carried too much sail aft and not enough forward; while Scott worried that the design of the ship's hull was unsuitable for work in pack ice. The ship had a massively built wooden hull designed to withstand being frozen into the ice. The propeller and rudder could be hoisted out of the way to prevent ice damage. Iron -shod bows were securely raked so that when ramming the ice they would ride up over the margin and crush the ice with deadweight. The Discovery rolled badly in the open sea where the flat shallow hull, built with no protuberances to work well in ice provided minimal stability in heavy seas. The hull was made from five different types of wood to better withstand the compression of the icepack. The keep was made from the trunk of a single eucalyptus tree. Ballast in the hull was created from old iron cannon balls. Ship was rigged for scientific studies. The metallic parts of the forward part of the ship were made from bronze (non-metallic) to include the crew bed rails and anchor links. The British National Antarctic Expedition was acclaimed upon it's return but was also in serious financial trouble, and so in 1905, Discovery was sold to the Hudson's Bay Company who used her as a cargo vessel between ...
Tags: Dundee, discover, robert, scott, earnest, shackleton, angus, ship, boat, history, expetition, road, bridge, river, british, national, artarctic, visitor, attraction, museum, firth, of, tay, anchor, southern, south, mgnetic, pole, happy, mariner, discovery
The Grey Cairns of Camster [05:04]
My friend's trip to some Iron Age ruins in Scotland.
Tags: Cairn, Savage, Pict, Scotland, Archeology, Stone circle, Stone Henge, Sheep Stall, Hamster, Jeans, Road trip, narrow roads
EurAd-02 - Scottish Borders - Tantallon Castle [02:02]
I had an opportunity to visit Tantallon Castle with my Rotary Host Counselor (Arthur Thornton) on the east coast of Scotland. The castle is a mid 14th-century fortress used for protection (obviously) by the "Red" Douglas family and was finally destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1651 when England was fighting against Scotland. Now the castle ruins serve as a beautiful backdrop to the North Sea and the area know as East Lothian.
Tags: Tantallon Castle, Scotland, East Lothian, Bass Rock, North Sea, Arthur Thornton, Red Douglases, Douglas Family
Carnoustie Business Association 2012 - Scottish Food and Craft Market [07:58]
Tartan Week celebrations! The Scottish Food and Craft Market was held on Saturday 7th April 10am-12pm at the Philip, Comrie and Legion Halls. Gifts, crafts foods and friends. Thankfully, the weather allowed for outdoor stalls too by the Philip Hall near the corner Links Avenue. Also at 11.30am was a parade from Fairways Garage along the High Street to the halls. 'Blazin Brass' played at11am at Fairways Garage for the start of the parade and later at the halls.
Tags: Carnoustie, Tartan, Scotland, Market, Stalls, Pipe Band, Motorbikes