Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Of Newton Stewart

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The town on the River Cree was founded in the mid 17th century by William Stewart, fourth and youngest son of the 2nd Earl of Galloway. The New Town of Stewart was granted burgh status by charter from King Charles II, allowing a weekly market and two annual fairs to be held. It was on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St Ninian at Whithorn in 1329 that Robert the Bruce forded the river where the present bridge stands. Designed by John Rennie the Elder and built in 1813 the present bridge replaced the old bridge of 1745 which was destroyed by floods in 1806. film The Wicker Man was filmed almost entirely on location around Newton Stewart.

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