Old Photograph Pond Douglas Park Scone By Perth Perthshire Scotland


Old photograph of the pond in Douglas Park in Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. David Douglas was born on the 25th of June 1799, and died on the 12th of July 1834. He was a Scottish botanist. He worked as a gardener, and explored the Scottish highlands, North America, and Hawaii, where he died. The son of a stonemason, he was born in the village of Scone north-east of Perth, Scotland. He attended Kinnoull School and upon leaving he found work as an apprentice gardener in the estate of the 3rd Earl of Mansfield at Scone Palace. He spent seven years at this position before leaving to attend college in Perth to learn more of the scientific and mathematical aspects of plant culture. After a further spell of working in Fife, during which time he had access to a library of botanical and zoological books, he moved to the Botanical Gardens of Glasgow and attended botany lectures at the University of Glasgow. The Professor of Botany was greatly impressed with him and took him on an expedition to the Highlands before recommending him to the Royal Horticultural Society of London. Although the common name Douglas fir refers to him, the tree's scientific name, Pseudotsuga menziesii, honors a rival botanist, Archibald Menzies.



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Old Photograph Drum Major Outside Balhousie Castle Perth Perthshire Scotland


Old photograph of a Drum Major outside Balhousie Castle in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Housed in historic Balhousie Castle, is the Museum of The Black Watch displaying 266 years of the rich history of Scotland's best known and oldest Highland regiment. The origins of Balhousie Castle are said to date back to the 12th century. Originally an L-shaped tower house what we see today is the central part, possibly dating from the 17th century. In its present form, the Castle dates from the 1860s.



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Old Photograph Banqueting Hall Edinburgh Castle Scotland


Old photograph of Armour in the Banqueting Hall in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Hall was completed in 1511 for King James IV and stands at the heart of the castle. The Hall was the main banqueting chamber in the 16th Century, but Oliver Cromwell used it as barracks for his troops in 1650.



Tour Scotland April video of storm clouds over Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock.As the backdrop to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo during the annual Edinburgh International Festival the castle has become a recognisable symbol of Edinburgh and of Scotland and indeed, it is Edinburgh's most frequently visited visitor attraction.

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Old Photograph Front Hall Blair Castle Perthshire Scotland


Old photograph of the Front Hall in Blair Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. Blair Castle is said to have been started in 1269 by John I Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, died 1275, a northern neighbour of David I Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, died 1270, who started building on the Earl's land while he was away on crusade. Upon his return, the Earl complained about the interloper to King Alexander III, won back his land and incorporated the tower that had been built into his own castle. David II Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, died 1326, forfeited the titles and estates after rebelling against Robert the Bruce in 1322. The earldom was granted to a number of individuals until 1457 when King James II granted it to his half brother John Stewart, born 1440, died 1512. John Murray, son of the second Earl of Tullibardine, was created Earl of Atholl in 1629, and the title has since remained in the Murray family.



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Old Photograph Orchard Fakland Palace Fife Scotland


Old photograph of the Orchard at Falkland Palace in Fife, Scotland. One of the first scenes for Outlander was filmed in the picturesque town of Falkland, which substituted for 1940s Inverness. Before Falkland Palace was built a hunting lodge existed on the site in the 12th century. This lodge was expanded in the 13th century and became a castle which was owned by the Earls of Fife, the famous Clan MacDuff. The castle was built here because the area could be easily defended as it was on a slight hill. The surrounding land eventually became the Palace gardens.



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Old Photograph Women Walking Pittencrieff Glen Dunfermline Fife Scotland


Old photograph of women walking in Pittencrieff Glen, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Pittencrieff Park, known locally as " The Glen ", is a public park in Dunfermline. It was purchased in 1902 by the town's most famous son, Andrew Carnegie, and given to the people of Dunfermline in a ceremony the following year. Its lands include the historically significant and topologically rugged glen which interrupts the centre of Dunfermline and, accordingly, part of the intention of the purchase was to carry out civic development of the area in a way which also respected its heritage. The project notably attracted the attention of the urban planner and educationalist, Patrick Geddes.



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