Winter Grey Squirrel Eating On Visit To My Cottage Garden Scone By Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Winter travel video of a Grey squirrel eating peanuts from a bird feeder on a visit to my cottage garden in Scone by Perth, Perthshire. I had not expected to see this grey Squirrel, as the Squirrels start to hibernate for a few days at this time of year. As its name suggests, this squirrel typically has a grey coat with white undersides, though the coat colour can also be quite brown at times. Grey squirrels are mainly herbivorous, eating acorns, hazel nuts, berries, fungi, buds and shoots, and even bark. During the Fall months squirrels are foraging for food. Squirrel movement decreases significantly in the winter months, with some squirrel species even hibernating during this time. Their Winter fur is dense and silvery grey with a brown tinge along the middle of the back. The grey squirrel was introduced to Great Britain in the middle of the 19th century. There is now an estimated population of 2 million making them much more common than the native red squirrel. They arrived in England from North America and are now one of Britain's most well known and frequently seen mammals, with an estimated population of 2 million All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Ambulance During Coronavirus Pandemic South Street On Visit To Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland Winter 4K travel video of an Ambulance with paramedics responding to an emergency, with blue lights flashing, and siren sounding, while driving fast along South Street, during the Coronavirus Pandemic, on visit in Perth, Perthshire. In 1948 the newly formed National Health Service contracted two voluntary organisations, the St Andrew's Ambulance Association and the British Red Cross, to jointly provide a national ambulance service for Scotland. The service was known as the St Andrew's and Red Cross Scottish Ambulance Service. The Red Cross withdrew from the service in 1967; the service was renamed the St Andrew's Scottish Ambulance Service. In 1974 the service was taken over by the NHS, the title being shortened to the Scottish Ambulance Service All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Winter Sunday Drive North Over Queensferry Crossing On Visit To Firth Of Forth Scotland

Tour Scotland Winter Sunday travel video, with Scottish music, of an afternoon road trip drive, North from South Queensferry, to visit and cross the Queensferry Crossing the new Forth Road Bridge which spans the Firth of Forth. The Queensferry Crossing, formerly the Forth Replacement Crossing, is a road bridge built alongside the existing Forth Road Bridge which carries the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth between Lothian, at South Queensferry, into Fife and onwards to Perthshire, at North Queensferry. The bridge is 683 feet high above high tide, equivalent to approximately 48 London buses stacked on top of each other and 25% higher than existing Forth Road Bridge. It is estimated the construction involved approximately 10 million man hours. The Queensferry Crossing is 33 miles from Perth, Perthshire 14 miles from Edinburgh and 47 miles from Glasgow. ( While keeping a Social Distance you can still take a drive for shopping for disabled others during the Coronavirus Pandemic keeping yourself out of close contact with other people ) All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Urquhart Castle On Visit To Loch Ness Highlands Scotland

Tour Scotland travel video, with Scottish bagpipes, music, of Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness on visit to the Scottish Highlands. The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross. The castle was granted to the Clan Grant in 1509, though conflict with the MacDonalds continued. Despite a series of further raids the castle was strengthened, only to be largely abandoned by the middle of the 17th century. Urquhart was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by Jacobite forces, and subsequently decayed. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Glen Nevis On Visit To The Highlands Of Scotland

Tour Scotland travel video, with Scottish music, on visit to Glen Nevis, Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Nibheis, in the Scottish Highlands. A public road runs for 6 miles up the Glen, becoming single track after 3 miles. Several films have been shot in Glen Nevis, including some scenes from the Harry Potter movies, Highlander, Highlander III: The Sorcerer, Braveheart and Rob Roy. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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