Palace And Fountain With Music On History Visit To Linlithgow West Lothian Scotland

Tour Scotland short Summer 4K travel video clip, with Scottish music, of the palace and courtyard fountain on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Linlithgow, West Lothian, Britain, United Kingdom. The main historic attraction in Linlithgow is the remains of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of King James V and Mary, Queen of Scots, and probably Scotland's finest surviving late medieval secular building. The present palace was started, on an older site, in 1424 by King James I of Scotland. It was burnt in 1746, and, whilst unroofed, it is still largely complete in terms of its apartments. Linlithgow was also the site of the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge at the western edge of the town. In 1424, the town of Linlithgow was partially destroyed in a great fire. King James I started the rebuilding of the Palace as a grand residence for Scottish royalty. Over the following century the palace developed into a formal courtyard structure, with significant additions by King James III and James IV. King James V, who was born in the palace in April 1512, added the outer gateway and the elaborate courtyard fountain which is known as King’s Fountain. The fountain is said to have been flowing with wine in 1745 in honour of a visit by Bonnie Prince Charlie. The fountain is a masterpiece of stone masonry and contributed directly to making Linlithgow Palace one of the favourite residences for the Scottish royalty. It is said that King James V wanted the fountain created to show King Henry VIII that the Scottish Monarchy was as grand and powerful as other monarchies in Europe at the time. The fountain has many sculptures including a mermaid carving and a Unicorn carving. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Summer Road Trip Drive With Music On History Visit Spittalfield Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Summer travel video of a road trip drive, with Scottish music, East on the A984 old military road through Caputh, on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Spittalfield, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Spittalfield was a planned weaving village with traditional Scottish cottages surrounding a village green built in 1776. in 1846 the village had 238 inhabitants, mostly weavers, hence the name Spittalfield. Local people cleared from Redgole and farms round about were given new places to live and took up industry using flax weaving looms in their homes. The laird was a successful lawyer in Edinburgh but he insisted on hearing about everything that was taking place on his estate in Perthshire. Sir Alexander Muir MacKenzie, born 1840, died 1909, was the 3rd Baronet and 6th Laird of Delvine who owned estates around the area of the villages of Caputh and Spittalfield in rural eastern Perthshire in Scotland. The village lies between Caputh and Meikleour, on the A984 road 6 miles east of Dunkeld. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. The date for astronomical Summer in Scotland is Tuesday, 21 June, ending on Friday, 23 September. When driving on Scottish roads in Scotland slow down and enjoy the trip All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Summer Road Trip Drive With Music On History Visit To Forteviot Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Summer travel video of a road trip drive, with Scottish music, East on the B935 road on ancestry, genealogy, history visit to Forteviot, Scottish Gaelic: Fothair Tabhaicht, in Strathearn, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Forteviot was the Pictish royal centre in the mid ninth century AD, and became the regional ceremonial centre for the Picts from as early as the eighth century. Forteviot was the seat of Cinaed mac Aipin, Kenneth, son of Alpin, who ruled Southern Pictland. Kenneth MacAlpin’s ancestors went on to rule the kingdom until the 11th century, overseeing areas such as modern day Angus, Fife and Perthshire, which formed the core of the Pictish lands. The present village was rebuilt in the 1920s by John Alexander Dewar, 1st Baron Forteviot of the Dewar's whisky family. The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the forefathers of the Dewar family. It is a name for a pilgrim from the Gaelic word deoradh. The deoradh kept the relics of saints. The family have been the hereditary custodians of St. Fillan's Crozier. The surname Dewar was first found in Perthshire, Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt, former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Dewarton is a village, in the parish of Borthwick, county of Edinburgh. It is here that the Dewar family have held the estate of Vogrie since early times. Dewar has been written as Dewar, Dure, Dewyer, Dewer, McIndeor, McJarrow and many more. A branch of the Clan Dewar, the Dewars of Cambuskenneth were established by at least the 17th century, although Dewars are recorded in nearby Stirling, which was a Royal Burgh, from as early as 1483. John Dewar, son of Patrick Dewar of Cambuskenneth was fined £50 in 1710 for causing blood and riot. A derivation of the name in Scottish Gaelic is Deoradh which means pilgrim. The most distinguished of five Highland families by the name Dewar were the Dewar Coigerachs who were custodians of the Staff of St Fillan. The staff was carried at the Battle of Bannockburn in support of Robert the Bruce in 1314. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. The date for astronomical Summer in Scotland is Tuesday, 21 June, ending on Friday, 23 September. When driving on Scottish roads in Scotland slow down and enjoy the trip. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Scottish Parliament Building With Music On History Visit To Edinburgh Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K short travel video clip, with Scottish music, on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, Britain, United Kingdom. In the Scottish Parliament, the inhabitants of Scotland are represented by 129 members of the Scottish Parliament, who elected are elected by the additional member system, a form of proportional representation, by the Scottish Parliament constituencies and electoral regions. The Scottish Parliament Building , Scottish Gaelic: Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: Scots Pairlament Biggin, is the home of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Before 1707, the Kingdom of Scotland was a sovereign independent state which had its own legislature, the Parliament of Scotland, which met, latterly, at Parliament House on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The Treaty of Union, signed in 1707, created an incorporating political union between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England. This created the Kingdom of Great Britain. The two previous Acts of Union, one for the Parliament of England and one for the Parliament of Scotland, had dissolved the previous parliaments. The Treaty of Union created the Parliament of Great Britain which was housed in the Palace of Westminster in London, England. As a consequence, Scotland was directly governed from London for the next 292 years without a legislature or a Parliament building of its own. A referendum of the Scottish electorate, held on 11 September 1997, approved the establishment of a directly elected Scottish Parliament to legislate on most domestic affairs. Following this, the Scottish Office, led by the then Secretary of State for Scotland, Donald Dewar, decided that a new purpose built facility would be constructed in Edinburgh, to house the Scottish Parliament. On 6 July 1998, it was declared that the design of Enric Miralles was chosen, with work being awarded to a Spanish and Scottish joint venture design company created for the project. Construction, which was undertaken by Bovis, commenced in June 1999, with the demolition of the Scottish and Newcastle brewery and the beginning of foundation work to support the structure of the building. MSPs began to move into the building complex in the Summer of 2004, with the official opening by the Queen taking place in October of the same year. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Rotating Boat Lift With Music On History Visit To Falkirk In Central Scotland

Tour Scotland short 4K travel video clip, with Scottish music, of the Falkirk Wheel a rotating boat lift in central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Falkirk. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, and one of two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom, the other being the Anderton Boat Lift. The Falkirk Wheel has not only been described as a feat of engineering but as a work of art and is now an iconic Scottish landmark attracting over 500,000 visitors a year. The Forth and Clyde Canal is a canal opened in 1790, crossing central Scotland; it provided a route for the seagoing vessels of the day between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde at the narrowest part of the Scottish Lowlands. The Union Canal, full name the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal, is a canal in Scotland, running from Falkirk to Edinburgh, constructed to bring minerals, especially coal, to the capital. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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