Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Kinlochbervie
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Scotland. This is a fishing village located in the North West Highlands. Inhabitants of Kinlochbervie are sometimes collectively referred to as Greeks by the residents of surrounding villages, for reasons now largely unknown. The village itself is sometimes referred to as KLB. The most common surname in the area is Morrison. The most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland, the village is extremely remote and was short listed by the Oxford English Dictionary as a definition for the word. Robert Gordon McBeath, VC, from Kinlochbervie, born 22 December 1898, died 9 October 1922, was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious medal that can be awarded to members of British military forces. Following the end of World War I McBeath married and emigrated to Canada where he was killed in the line of duty while working as a police officer in Vancouver, British Columbia. Robert McBeath was given what was called at the time the largest official funeral in Vancouver history. McBeath is buried in the Masonic Section, Plot 193, Lot 6, of Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. The headstone shows his name as MacBeath, although his surname is spelled McBeath on all other documents except the Vancouver coroner's report. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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