Saturday, 11 February 2017

Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Bonar Bridge



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, Scotland. This is a town on the north bank of the Kyle of Sutherland, in the Parish of Creich in the Highlands. The Battles of Invercarron and Carbisdale took place in 1650 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms close to the village of Culrain, which lies to the West of Bonar Bridge. The battles were fought between the forces of the Scottish Covenantor Government and royalist forces loyal to the King, led by James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose. The royalists were defeated. In 1746 the Earl of Cromartie and his forces returning South were attacked by Clan Sutherland near Bonar Bridge, in what became known as the Battle of Bonar Bridge. Most of the Jacobite officers were captured, many of the men were killed and the rest were driven onto the shore where several were drowned trying to swim the Kyle of Sutherland. Thus Clan MacKenzie were prevented from joining the Jacobite army at the Battle of Culloden. John Murray was born on 14 October 1898, in the croft of Badbea, near Bonar Bridge, in Sutherland county. He was a Scottish Calvinist theologian who taught at Princeton Seminary and then left to help found Westminster Theological Seminary, in London, England, where he taught for many years. Joe Strummer was born John Graham Mellor in Ankara, Turkey, on 21 August 1952. His mother, Anna Mackenzie, a crofter's daughter born and raised in Bonar Bridge in the Scottish Highlands, she was a nurse. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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