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Photographer and videographer who lives in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Photographer and videographer who lives in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland

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Tour Scotland travel video Blog of the Bagpipes music of the St Andrews College Juvenile Pipe Band, from Christchurch, New Zealand, past winners of the World Championships, practising before the Pipe Band competition at the Highland Games on rainy day ancestry visit to Scone Palace Park by Perth, Perthshire,
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Tour Scotland photograph and video of the Justice and Humility stained glass window inside St Serf's Church, Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland. 1910 stained glass window by James Ballantyne of Edinburgh. James, born 11 June 1806, died 18 December 1877, was an artist and author. His father was a brewer who died when James was only 10. He received little education and what he did know came from his mother or being self taught. In his early teens he was apprenticed to a house painter in Edinburgh. Aged 20 he went to Edinburgh University. After graduating he turned his attention to the art of painting on glass. He quickly achieved high eminence in his field and got the contract for painting the windows of the House of Lords through a public competition. His 1845 book A treatise of Stained Glass became a standard work. He start poetry at young age and became an established writer. He wrote poetry books and also a collection of his songs. He died from a " congestion of the lungs " in Warrender Lodge, Meadows, Edinburgh on December 18th, 1877.

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Tour Scotland travel video of the Robert Burns stained glass window in St Giles' Cathedral on ancestry visit to Edinburgh, Scotland. The Great West Window, installed in 1985, is the work of the Icelandic artist Leifur Breidfjörd, one of his largest commissions. It celebrates major themes within the poetry of Robert Burns, in a semi abstract style. The lowest section is mainly green, representing the natural world that Burns portrayed so vividly and so lovingly. The middle section contains many human figures as it celebrates human unity, regardless of race, colour or creed. The topmost tracery contains a glorious sunburst of love, blossoming “ like a red, red rose ”.

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Tour Scotland travel video of stained glass windows in the Abbey Church on ancestry visit to Culross, Fife, Scotland. The location of the 17th century Parish Church of Culross is, like the original Abbey, on a hillside overlooking the coastal town of Culross. After the 16th century Reformation when the abbeys and cathedrals were closed, the choir of the medieval abbey began to be used as the parish church and this status was made official by Act of Parliament in 1633. The church complex consists of the choir of the abbey, the sixteenth century tower and a northern aisle, both of which had been built after the demolition of the original abbey nave in around 1500. This newly formed Parish Church replaced the West Kirk, the former parish church which had become ruinous by this time. In The Way Out in the Outlander TV series the old West Kirk is blamed for Tammas Baxter’s illness, the villagers believing him to be possessed after visiting the kirk. Jamie takes Claire to the site of the Black Kirk. While there he explains how young boys would visit the kirk as a dare, and sometimes eat berries and wood garlic. Claire realises that the wood garlic is actually lilly of the valley, the cause of Tammas’s illness.

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Tour Scotland video of the walled garden on visit to Wemyss Castle Gardens in Fife, Scotland. The garden may be visited on weekdays, from May to July by prior arrangement only. Wemyss Castle is not open to the public. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Clan Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.
Tour Scotland Video Walled Garden Wemyss Castle Fife
Tour Scotland Video Walled Garden Wemyss Castle Fife
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Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of the Scottish Highland Games on ancestry visit to Blackford, Perthshire. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Clan Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.
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Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of the Harbour Festival on ancestry visit to Anstruther, East Neuk of Fife, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Founded as a fishing village, Anstruther's main industry is now tourism, although other small scale manufacturing and service industries continue. Recreational vessels are now moored in the harbour. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Clan Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.
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Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of a military re enactment between Redcoat soldiers and Jacobites on ancestry visit to the grounds of Balhousie Castle home of the Black Watch Museum in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. The British government supplied their soldiers with uniforms that were dyed with madder because it was cheaper. Officers, who supplied their own uniforms, preferred the brighter red of cochineal for their jackets. Red was the symbol of power and prestige, not some cover up for blood. Jacobites were adherents of the exiled branch of the house of Stuart who sought to restore King James II and his descendants to the English and Scottish thrones after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. They take their name from the Latin form ( Jacobus ) of the name James.

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Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of the Black Watch Memorial on ancestry visit to Dundee, Tayside, Scotland. A monument to the north of Dundee off the main road from Dundee to Forfar, at the bottom of Powrie Brae, the Black Watch Memorial was erected in memory of those 440 men recruited from Dundee and Angus to serve in the Black Watch, 4th and 5th Battalions, who died during the Second World War. Unveiled in 1959 by HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, in front of 3000 people, the bronze memorial takes the form of a soldier in Black Watch service uniform looking down over the city. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Clan Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.
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Tour Scotland wee video of photographs of Kinnoull Hill and the Tay Valley towards the River Tay on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. At the summit is Kinnoull Tower. Built in 1829 by Lord Grey of Kinfauns as a romantic folly. The Kinnoull Campus of De La Salle College is named after this hill. The property previously on the site of the College, built in 1856 by Sir James Palmer, was renamed Kinnoull by Sir Alexander Stewart, former Chairman of BHP Australia, who was born near Kinnoull Hill. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Clan Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.
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