Tour Scotland Video March Small Group Tour Cemetery Redgorton Perthshire
Tour Scotland wee video of photographs from a March small group tour of the cemetery in Redgorton, Perthshire, Scotland. The now unused Redgorton Parish Church was built in 1766. The first recorded spelling of Redgorton was Rochgorton, this can be found in a charter of King David I preserved in the chartulary of Scone. The prefix of the current name, can be seen as translation of the Gaelic word Roch, or Ruach, which means red' Gorton, or Garton, suggests " a little field; ". The name as a whole, Redgorton, can be interpreted as the red field or field of blood' and it has been muted that it arose on account of the proximity of the Battle of Luncarty, which took place near Redgorton in 980AD between the Danes and the Scots. In 1656 four residents of Redgorton were accused of being witches. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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