Videos tagged with "western"
HD Combat Footage: Marines face-off against insurgents during Operation Western Storm [03:35]
U.S. Marines with 2nd Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment inserting by helicopter across the Helmand River as part of Operation West...
Dumyat at Sunset Stirling Scotland [02:27]
Dumyat is probably the most important hill local to Stirling and it marks the western edge of the Ochills. It's often the backcloth to Abbey Craig and/or vie...
March View Loch Leven Kinross Perthshire Scotland [01:58]
Tour Scotland March video of Loch Leven on visit to Kinross, Perthshire. Roughly triangular, in shap this Scottish loch is about miles long at its longest. The town of Kinross lies at its western end. Loch Leven Castle lies on an island a short way offshore. This was a royal castle from 1257, and was stormed by William Wallace after being captured by the English. The English besieged the castle in 1301, but it was relieved before it could captured. It was visited by Robert the Bruce. The castle was held against Edward Balliol and the English in 1335. By the end of the 14th century, it had passed to the Douglases of Lochleven. Lochleven passed to the Bruces, then the Grahams, and the Montgomerys. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the castle and forced to abdicate as queen, before escaping with the help of her jailer's family.
Culross Abbey Fife Scotland [00:39]
Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of the ruins of Culross Abbey on visit to West Fife. This Scottish abbey was founded in 1217 by Malcolm I, Earl of Fife, and was first colonised by monks from Kinloss Abbey. The original 13th century abbey was cruciform in plan, without aisles. By the late 15th century the lay brothers had left, and the abbey community consisted of only choir-monks. The western half of the abbey was therefore abandoned, and the nave was demolished around 1500. In 1633 the east choir of the abbey was taken over for use as a parish church, while the adjoining buildings fell into decay. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Winter View Lindores Abbey Newburgh North Fife Scotland [01:03]
Tour Scotland Winter view of Lindores Abbey on visit to Newburgh in North Fife. This Scottish Abbey Lindores Abbey is situated near the Tay, on the East side of the town. The Tironensian abbey was founded about 1190 by David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William the Lion, there are only fragmentary remains, although the ground plan of the whole structure can still be traced. Best preserved are the south west gateway through the precinct wall, various discontinuous fragments of the wall itself, and part of the east cloister range, including the still vaulted slype, passage from the cloister to the east end of the church, all built of local red sandstone. The monastic church itself had a single aisle on the north side, with aisled north and south transepts, a central tower and a detached western tower or campanile, similar to Cambuskenneth Abbey. The monks were noted agriculturists and their orchards were famous. Lindores Abbey is also famous as the birthplace of Scotch Whisky owing to it's links to Friar John Cor and the Exchequer Rolls of 1494.