Videos tagged with "towns"
Mercat Cross Unicorn Dunfermline Fife Scotland [00:32]
Tour Scotland February video of the Unicorn on the Mercat Cross on visit to Dunfermline, Fife. A mercat cross is the Scots name for the market cross found in Scottish towns and cities where the right to hold a regular market was granted by the monarch, a bishop or a local laird.
February Afternoon Drive Over Forth Road Bridge Firth Of Forth Scotland [01:15]
Tour Scotland February late afternoon video of a drive North over the Forth Road Bridge on visit to the Firth Of Forth. This Scottish suspension bridge, opened in 1964, spans the Firth of Forth, connecting the capital city Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, to Fife, at North Queensferry. The first crossing at what is now the site of the bridge was established in the 11th century by Margaret, queen consort of King Malcolm III, who founded a ferry service to transport religious pilgrims from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Abbey and St Andrews. Its creation gave rise to the port towns of Queensferry and North Queensferry, which remain to this day; and the service remained in uninterrupted use as a passenger ferry for over eight hundred years. As early as the 1740s there were proposals for a road crossing at the site, although their viability was only considered following the construction of the first Forth railway bridge in 1890.
February Snow Clunie Loch Perthshire Scotland [01:01]
Tour Scotland February video of snow falling at Clunie Loch on visit to Perthshire. Loch of Clunie is one of five attractive freshwater lochs situated close to the main A923 between the towns of Dunkeld and Blairgowrie. The name Clunie derives from the Scots Gaelic word meaning `meadow`.
Angus Robertson Macgillivray Gravestone Western Cemetery Dundee Scotland [01:07]
Tour Scotland video of the Dr Angus Robertson Macgillivray gravestone on visit to the Western Cemetery in Dundee. Angus, born 1892, died 1955, was an Ophthalmic surgeon in Dundee. During the 1930s he laid claim to the Chieftainship of the Clan MacGillivray His claim was based on his family's connection to the Lagg and Balnain townships on the Dunmaglass estate. His grandfather William was alive during the estate litigations of the 1850s, but, owing to the loss of family papers and prohibitive costs of entering the legal fray, was unable to assert his case at the time. Dr. Angus was the first MacGillivray of the 20th century to officially matriculate personal arms with Lord Lyon, and these were based very closely on designs found on armorial gravestones that can still be seen at the burial ground of the Strathnairn MacGillivrays at Dunlichity Church. However, he was hampered by the same lack of documentation that faced his grandfather and thus was never able to satisfy Lord Lyon's stringent requirements for recognition as Chief.
Woman pilot Takes off from Glasgow airport, Twin Otter [02:23]
Glasgow International Airport (Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu) (IATA: GLA, ICAO: EGPF) (formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport) is an international airport in Scotland, located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) west of Glasgow city centre, near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew in Renfrewshire.