Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Balfron



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Balfron village in Stirlingshire located 18 miles West of Stirling, Scotland. The village is located It is situated near Endrick Water on the A875 road, 18 miles west of Stirling and 16 miles north of Glasgow. Although a rural settlement, it lies within commuting distance of Glasgow, and serves as a dormitory village. The name means village of mourning in Gaelic. This originates from a legend that the village was attacked by wolves, which stole children out of their homes. In 1789, when Robert Dunmore built Ballindalloch Cotton Works he expanded the settlement from a hamlet of around 50 people to a bustling Industrial Revolution planned village with a population of almost 1,000 within a year. As the cotton boom began to fail, the arrival of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway transformed Balfron into a popular holiday resort. The station closed in 1951. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Darvel



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Darvel, a small town situated ten miles East of Kilmarnock in East, Ayrshire, Scotland. Darvel is situated on the A71 road that runs from Irvine on the west coast to Edinburgh on the east. The town is nine miles east of Kilmarnock and is the most easterly of the Valley Towns, the others being Galston and Newmilns. The land on which Darvel was built was owned by Earls of Loudoun and it was John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun who began the modern town in 1754 as an income for the estate. By 1780, the population had increased to over 400. In 1876, the art of lace making was introduced to the town and many mills were built to keep up with the demand. Sir Alexander Fleming, was born on 6 August 1881, at Lochfield farm near Darvel. He was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. His best known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the world's first antibiotic substance benzylpenicillin, Penicillin G, from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. On 24 December 1915, Fleming married a trained nurse, Sarah Marion McElroy of Killala, County Mayo, Ireland. Their only child, Robert Fleming, became a general medical practitioner. After his first wife's death in 1949, Fleming married Dr. Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas, a Greek colleague at St. Mary's, on 9 April 1953; she died in 1986. From 1921 until his death in 1955, Fleming owned a country home in Barton Mills, Suffolk, England. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Muirkirk



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Muirkirk village in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The village developed around its church, which was built in 1631, and was a fertile recruiting ground for the Covenanter movement. Isabel Pagan, born 1740, died 1821, was a Scottish poet of the Romantic Era. Some of her poetry included; Ca' the Ewes to the Knowes, The Crook and Plaid, The Spinning Wheel and Muirkirk Light Weights, she died at the end of 1821 in her 80th year and was buried in the cemetery at Muirkirk. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Kirkliston



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Kirkliston village located ten miles from Edinburgh in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the old road between Edinburgh and Linlithgow. In the 13th century the name was recorded as Temple Liston, referring to the Knights Templar, who possessed the Barony of Liston at the heart of the parish. Kirkliston was the location of the first recorded parliament in Scottish history; the Estates of Scotland met there in 1235, during the reign of King Alexander II. In June 1298 Edward Longshanks made camp at the town on his way to fight Sir William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk. The oldest surviving building in Kirkliston is the kirk for which the town is named. Locally Kirkliston is often known as Cheesetown, a name first recorded in print in 1902. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Braco



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Braco village in Perthshire, Scotland. It is located 5 miles north of Dunblane towards Perth off the A9 road. The village can also be accessed via the B8033 route which passes Ashfield and Kinbuck. Braco was established in 1815 following the sale or feu of lands owned by James Masterson. The founder of the English Football League William McGregor, was born in Braco in 1846. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Roman occupation on the Gask Ridge stretching across Scotland included the Roman Fort at Ardoch. The ramparts and ditches of the Roman camp are still plainly visible at Ardoch Roman Fort just north of Braco.

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Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Busby



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Busby located in East Renfrewshire near Glasgow, Scotland. Busby's close proximity to Glasgow effectively makes it a suburb of the city, though it remains administratively separate. It lies on the White Cart Water 6 miles south of Glasgow City Centre. The first big change was in the landscape. Until the 1780s Busby village consisted of a scatter of cottages along a track leading from Carmunnock to Mearns. This route forded the River Cart to Newford at Bonnyton. This original village or fermtoun was in the area of the present Busby railway station. The second big change started in 1780 with the founding of Busby's first cotton mill. The third major change in Busby in the 1780s was the new road, from Paisley to East Kilbride. The first Busby Bridge was built on this route around 1785. A second Cotton Mill followed in 1790, then a Bleachfield and Printworks six years later. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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