Spring Road Trip Drive With Bagpipes Music On History Visit To Invergowrie Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Spring Easter Holiday Weekend travel video of a road trip drive, with Scottish bagpipes music, on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Invergowrie, situated 2½ miles West of Dundee, in Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Said to have been a royal point of embarkation, at which King Alexander I planned to build a palace, Invergowrie was gifted to the monks of Scone in the Middle Ages. Its church, now known as Dargie Church, was allegedly founded by St. Bonifacius in the 8th Century and in the ancient churchyard are two large stones known as the Yowes of Gowrie. Invergowrie toll house stands nearby on the south side of the former Perth to Dundee turnpike road. Alexander Clayhills of Invergowrie was born on 14th of January 1796 and died on 18th of June 1865, he was the second child of James Menzies Clayhills, born 1753, died 1825, and Henrietta Henderson Kinloch, born 1764, died 1861. The couple married in Edinburgh on 4th Dec 1785. Although having inherited his father’s estate, together with the mansion of Invergowrie House, Alexander Clayhills, of Invergowrie would appear also to have had a town residence at different times, within Dundee. The family of Clayhills of Invergowrie has a long history going back to the 17th century, although not in a direct line. They include prominent merchants in Dundee and members of the Guildry Incorporation. In the 18th century. Alexander Clayhills was a Justice of the Peace for the Dundee District of the County of Angus. Through this, he was involved in the establishment of a Patriotic Fund for the Widows and Orphans of Fallen Soldiers in 1854. His charitable works were numerous. In the previous year, he had been a subscriber to the Dundee Public Buildings Association. He was a Harbour Trustee, as well as assisting in the proceedings involved in the building of a Corn Exchange and People’s Hall for Dundee, in 1856. He was also involved with the collection of subscriptions for a memorial to the Prince Consort in 1862. Alexander Clayhills died 18 June 1865, at the age of 69, at Invergowrie House. Spring in the United Kingdom depends on whether you are following the astronomical or metrological calendar. The date for astronomical spring is Sunday 20th March, ending on Tuesday 21st June, while by the meteorological calendar, spring will start on Tuesday 1st March. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. When driving 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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