Tour Scotland short travel video clip, with Scottish music, of carved stones at Kilmodan on ancestry, history visit and trip to Clachan of Glendaruel in Argyll And Bute, Britain, United Kingdom. The Kilmodan Sculptured Stones comprise nine late medieval West Highland grave slabs and one post Reformation grave slab from 1636. An 11th stone was believed to be the head of the medieval Cross of Garvie. There are three grave slabs crafted by the Loch Awe school of carvers, dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. There are several examples of symbols found frequently throughout Argyll, including small figures of men wearing armour, priests, stags, unicorns and other mythical beasts, caskets, and shears. Colin MacLaurin was born in 1698 in Kilmodan, the son of John MacLaurin, a Church of Scotland minister, and Mary Cameron. Both parents died when he was young and he was brought up by his uncle, Daniel MacLaurin. He studied at University of Glasgow and submitted a thesis on the power of gravity. In 1717 he was appointed chair of mathematics at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Two years later he was admitted as a member of the Royal Society and met Isaac Newton. In 1724 he won the Academie Royal prize and from 1726 was professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. He published treatises on geometry, algebra and fluxions, contributed to a biography of Isaac Newton and was a co-founder of what would become the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1745 he helped to prepare Edinburgh's defences against the Jacobite army, had to flee to England but later returned to the city where he died a few months later on 14th of June 1746. 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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