Monday, 10 July 2017

Tour Scotland Video Brass Band Music Kirriemuir Angus

Tour Scotland video of a Brass Band on ancestry visit to Kirriemuir, Scotland. Kirriemuir, sometimes called Kirrie, is a burgh in Angus. Its history reaches back to earliest recorded times, when it seems to have been a major ecclesiastical centre. Later it was identified with witchcraft, and some older houses still feature a witches stane to ward off evil. In the 19th century, it was an important centre of the jute trade. The playwright J.M. Barrie was born here. Though its importance as a market town has diminished, its former jute factories, now manufacturing synthetics, echo its past importance in the 19th century as the centre of a home weaving industry.

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