Friday, 2 December 2016

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Ellon

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Ellon is in the ancient region of Formartine. Its name is believed to derive from the Gaelic term Eilean, an island, on account of the presence of an island in the River Ythan, which offered a convenient fording point. After Robert the Bruce defeated Comyn's son, John, at the Battle of Barra on 24 December 1307, there followed the Harrying of Buchan and Ellon Castle was destroyed by fire. A stone bearing the Kennedy arms is set into the ruins.

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