Old Photograph Glenquoich Lodge Scotland

Old photograph of Glenquoich Lodge by Loch Quoich in Lochaber in the Highlands of Scotland. Before the widespread clearances of the 1780s, the shores of Loch Quoich were fringed with settlements and good grazing land. Edwin Landseer was among many fashionable sportsmen who came here in the 19th century, and his best known paintings were inspired by the red deer of Glen Quoich. The flooding of Loch Quoich destroyed Glenquoich Lodge, built for Edward Ellice, Member of Parliament, in 1838; extended by Alexander Ross around 1900 for Lord Burton of Dochfour, a tenant from 1873 to 1905, who poured money into the place. Situated near the mouth of Allt Coire Peitireach, it started life fairly spartan, `furnished in the simplest manner, with cane bottomed chairs and iron bedsteads, but became one of the most fashionable shooting lodges of its day.

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Old Photograph St Blanes Chapel Scotland

Old photograph of St Blane's Chapel on the southern tip of the Isle of Bute, Scotland. St Blane's Church and Monastery was built at an unknown date prior to 574. There is clear evidence of Christian burial there in the 6th and 7th centuries, also that the monastery became a cultural centre around that time. Its list of abbots extends to 790, when the Viking raids began.
St Blane's Church, in use as the parish church of Kingarth until the early 18th century is a fine 12th century Romanesque building consisting of a nave and chancel.

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Old Photograph Church Walston Scotland

Old photograph of the parish church in Walston in East Lanarkshire, Scotland. This Scottish church was built on the shoulder of a hill in the 17th century, and rebuilt in 1789. It has rubble and sandstone ashlar walls and a slate roof. The church is in good condition although it is no longer in ecclesiastical use.

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Old Photograph Mount Florida Glasgow Scotland

Old photograph of Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland. Mount Florida is served by the Mount Florida railway station which lies upon the Cathcart Circle railway line. The area is home to Langside College. Scotland's National Stadium, Hampden Park, is located off Cathcart Road in the heart of Mount Florida.

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Tour Scotland Video Trams Tramway Princes Street Edinburgh Lothian



Tour Scotland video of Trams on the Tramway on Princes Street on ancestry visit to Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh Corporation first ran Tramways ran from 1871 until 16 November 1956. Proposals for a new tram network were made in 1990 and the new tram line now begins its run from York Place, in the city centre. It turns into North St Andrew Street, crosses St Andrew Square. From the square, it heads South East into Princes Street, and west along the street toward Haymarket, via Shandwick Place, Atholl Place, and West Maitland Street. At Haymarket, the route heads onto a segregated track parallel to the Glasgow to Edinburgh mainline. It follows the railway line west to Edinburgh Park railway station. There, it leaves the railway line on a segregated track and heads north to Gogar Roundabout from where it heads North West via Ingliston Park and Ride to Edinburgh Airport, where it terminates.

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Tour Scotland Video John Barleycorn Song The Bruce Festival Dunfermline Fife



Tour Scotland video of the Gargoyles of Gargunnock singing John Barleycorn song on ancestry visit to Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Dunfermline is the ancient capital of Scotland, birthplace of Kings and Queens and the final resting place of King Robert The Bruce. The character of John Barleycorn in the song is a personification of the important cereal crop barley and of the alcoholic beverages made from it, beer and whisky.

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Old Photograph Port Stoth Scotland

Old photograph of Port Stoth, known locally as Stoth and pronounced Stow, which is a sheltered inlet just south east of the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse on Isle of Lewis, Scotland. This is the most northerly landing in the Outer Hebrides. A track leads down to a slipway which runs across the sandy beach.

Old photograph of Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. This is the northernmost point of the Isle of Lewis. It is the location for an unmanned lighthouse built in the 1860s and designed by David Stevenson.

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Old Photograph Skerray Scotland

Old photograph of the cottage Post Office in Skerray, Sutherland, Scotland. Skerray is the main village in Mackay Country, historically attributed to Clan Mackay. There are 11 townships in the community, Torrisdale, Achtoty, Lotts, Clashaidy, Clashlevan, Achnabat, Clashbuie, Modsary, Lamigo, Stathanbeg, Strathan, and Slettel, now deserted. To the south are the lakes of Lochan Modsane, Loch na Coit, Lochan nam Burag, Lochan an Tigh-choimhid and Loch Skerray, with Lochan Ruadh to the southwest. Just off the coast of Skerray Bay is Neave Island and Eilean nan Ron to the northwest.

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