Spring Rural Tayside With Music On History Visit To Eastern Scotland

Tour Scotland short Spring 4K travel video clip, with Scottish fiddle music, on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to rural Tayside in Eastern Scotland. Around 6,000 years ago, a society settled in Scotland that farmed the land for the first time. Far more evidence of people during the Neolithic period remains in the region when compared to the Mesolithic. They cleared areas of woodland for crops, built houses and enclosures for animals. The transition from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age was characterised by new and extended forms of settlement and increased agricultural activity. The Bronze Age peoples are thought to have been migrants who crossed the North Sea to Britain from the lands around the mouth of the Rhine; alternatively, it may have been as much the skills and knowledge that migrated as it was the people. Tayside marks the principal southern extent of the Pictish kingdom. The death of Macbeth, killed in battle by King Malcolm III in 1057, opened a new chapter in the history of the region which saw the first significant changes to the landscape since the advent of farming. During these advances of the 12th and 13th Centuries, Tayside was one of the more settled and prosperous regions north of the Forth. It was home to many of the royal hunting grounds, residences and estates. The 17th and 18th Centuries saw the consolidation and development of estates. Future dramatic changes were brought by the agricultural revolution. Changes in agriculture have affected the landscape since the beginning of the 20th Century. In some areas boundaries have become larger as holdings have become consolidated, with larger field sizes and removal of old field boundaries. 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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