Old Photograph Knock Castle Isle Of Skye Scotland

Old photograph of the ruins of Knock Castle on the East coast of Sleat on the Isle Of Skye, Scotland. This Scottish castle also known as Caisteal Chamuis, Castle Camus is a former stronghold of the MacDonalds. The castle was constructed by the Clan MacLeod and later captured by the Clan MacDonald in the late 15th century. Ownership of the castle passed between the two clans several times. It was rebuilt in 1596 by the MacDonalds. By 1689 the castle was abandoned and started to decay. Most of the stones were then used for nearby buildings. It is claimed by tradition that the castle is haunted by a Green Lady, a gruagach, a ghost associated with the fortunes of the family who occupy the castle. The ghost will appear happy if good news is to come; if there is bad news she will weep. The castle is also said to have had a glaistig, a spirit which is said to have a particular concern with caring for the livestock.

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Old Photograph Skibo Castle Scotland

Old photograph of Skibo Castle located West of Dornoch in the Highlands of Scotland. The first record of Skibo Castle is a charter from 1211. From its early history, the castle was a residence of the Bishops of Caithness. Skibo Castle remained the residence of subsequent bishops until 1545, when the estate was, as a tactical measure by the church, given to John Gray in order to reinforce its alliance with a powerful family as the threat of a Protestant uprising spread towards the north. In 1745, Robert Gray surrendered the estate. It was later bought by a relative who built a modern house before 1760. Its ownership changed frequently until 1872, when it was bought by Evan Charles Sutherland Walker, who extended the house and improved the grounds. However, the condition of the building had declined by 1897, when wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie took a one year lease, with an option to buy. In 1898 he exercised that option for £85,000. However its condition had declined so much by this time that a further £2 million was spent on improvements, including an increase in area from 16,000 square feet to over 60,000 square feet, plus the creation of Loch Ospisdale and an 18 hole golf course.

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Old Photograph Lighthouse Port Ellen Islay Scotland

Old photograph of the lighthouse at Carraig Fhada just South West of Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland. The lighthouse was erected in 1832 to the memory of Lady Ellinor Campbell by her husband, Walter Frederick Campbell.

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Old Photograph War Memorial Ecclefechan Scotland

Old photograph of the War Memorial in Ecclefechan, Scotland.

World War I Roll Of Honour

Lieutenant. Ronald Cowan, 6th Highland Light Infantry
Lance Corporal. George Wright, 15th Highland Light Infantry
Private. Walter E. Irvine, 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers
Corporal, William Kennedy, 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, W. J. Bell, 1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Sergwant. Dan. Muir, 1/5th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Lance Corporal, James Donaldson, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, James Halliday, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, Francis Mundell, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, John Rettie, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, William McDonald, 7th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, James Trotter, 7th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, Robert Murray, 7/8th King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private, Robert C. Campbell, 11th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Private, Joseph Earl, Border Regiment
Regimental Sergeant Major, Jr. J. McCall, 5th Cameron Highlanders
Private, James Murray, 7th Cameron Highlanders
Private, James Moffat, 1st Cameronians
Sergeant. W. Gibertson, 24th Batt. Canadians
Lance Corporal, John Murray, 5th Inniskilling Fusiliers
Trooper, R. S. Carthwaite, Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Sapper. Thomas Hiddlestone, Royal Engineers
Lieutenant, George M. McCaig, R. F. A.
Private, A. Johnstone, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Private, John James Stewart, 1st Scots Guards
Trooper, John Jardine Curbie, Scottish Horse
Private, Pat A. P. D. Bell, 5/6th Scottish Rifles

World War 2 Roll Of Honour

Sergeant, John Donaldson, R. A. F. V. R.
Private, Archibald Gillies, Green Howards
Sergeant, Andrew Graham, 1st Airborne Div.
Flight Officer, George Horsburgh, D. F. M., R. A. F.
Driver, William A. W. Jardine, R. A. S. C.
Guardsman, Colin C. Johnstone, Scots Guards
Private, John Johnstone, Royal Scots
Mariner Scott L. F.Williamson, R. M.
Private, Joseph Young, King's Own Scottish Borderers

Ecclefechan is 78 miles from Glasgow and Paisley

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Old Photograph Prisoners Of War Berry Pickers Blairgowrie Perthshire Scotland

Old photograph of Prisoners Of War Berry Pickers near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Old Photograph Crofter With Ox And Cart Fair Isle Scotland

Old photograph of a crofter with an Ox and cart on Fair Isle, Scotland. This is an island in northern Scotland, lying around halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney Islands.

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Old Photograph Cutting First Sod Talla Waterworks Scotland

Old photograph of cutting the first sod at Talla Waterworks, Tweedsmuir in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. Developed under the name of the New Water Supply by the Edinburgh and District Water Trust, the Talla Scheme was adopted on 11 October 1894. It comprised a storage reservoir, a service reservoir and filter, main and branch aqueducts, and a railway from Broughton Station to Talla. The authorising Act received the Royal Assent on 30 May 1895. This reservoir was formed by damming the Talla Water, a tributary of the River Tweed.

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Old Photograph Shore Road Kilchattan Bay Islay Scotland

Old photograph of cottages and houses on Shore Road in the village of Kilchattan Bay, Isle of Bute, Scotland. This Scottish village is named after the sixth century bishop, Saint Cathan, who established a hermitage here in AD 539. His nephew was Saint Blane and a chapel was established in his honour in the 12th century. St Blane's Chapel still exists as a ruin, one mile to the south of Kilchattan village.

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