Road Trip Drive With Music To Saint Andrews Parish Church On Visit To Golspie In Sutherland Scotland

Tour Scotland early Autumn travel video, with Scottish bagpipes and drums music, of a road trip drive to Saint Andrews Parish Church on ancestry, genealogy, history visit to Golspie in Sutherland Highlands. The Earl of Sutherland’s chapel, recorded in 13th century, became the parish church in 1619. The present cruciform building was constructed 1736, extended in 1751 with only minor changes since. Adam Beattie Gunn was born in Golspie on December 24, 1872. he was an American athlete who competed mainly in the All rounder, the fore runner of today's Decathlon. Gunn took first place in the Amateur Athletic Union's U.S. All-around championships in 1901 and 1902. The 1901 title was won in Buffalo, New York which Gunn adopted as his home town. He competed for the United States in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri in the All rounder which consisted of 100 yards run, shot put, high jump, 880 yards walk, hammer throw, pole vault, 120 yards hurdles, 56 pounds weight throw, long jump and 1 mile run, where he won the Silver medal. He died on August 17, 1935. The story of the Gunn family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name Gunn was derived from Gunni, a descendant of Einar and of the great peace Kings of Uppsale in Sweden, progenitor of this great Clan. Gunni was the son of Gillanders, one of the six northern Earls who besieged King Malcolm IV of Scotland at Perth in 1160. The Gunns, the Sinclairs, the Mackays and the Gordons ruled the far northern reaches of Scotland. The Gunns' territory centered in Caithness and Sutherland. Gunn has been spelled Gunn, Gun, Guinne in Gaelic and others. Robert Gunn, a Scottish convict was convicted in Aberdeen, Scotland for 7 years, and transported aboard the ship Camden on 21st September 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia; Janet Gunn, from Sutherland was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 7 years, and transported aboard the ship Cadet on 4th September 1847, arriving in Tasmania; Mary Jane Gunn, a British settler travelled from Gravesend, England, aboard the ship Sir George Symour arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th November 1847; Joseph Gunn arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1749; Angus Gunn, aged 21, arrived in Canada in 1812, Alexander Gunn, aged 50, arrived in Red River, Canada in 1812; Catherine Gunn landed in Red River, Canada in 1812, Christian Gunn arrived in Churchill Factory, Canada in 1813; Jasper Gunn landed in Connecticut, America, in 1635, Thomas Gunn landed in Massachusetts America in 1635, Joseph Gunn landed in Massachusetts in 1636, Daniel Gunn settled in Boston, America, in 1651, James Gunn landed in Virginia in 1715, William Gunn, aged 32 landed in Virginia in 1773. Clan Gunn, Scottish Gaelic: Na Guinnich, is a Highland Scottish clan associated with lands in north eastern Scotland, including Caithness, Sutherland and, arguably, the Orkney Isles. Clan Gunn is one of the oldest Scottish Clans, being descended from the Norse Jarls of Orkney and the Pictish Mormaers of Caithness All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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