Tour Scotland Video Santa Drumming 2016 Santa Run Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of Santa drumming outside the concert hall during the 2016 Santa Run on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure of Western culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well behaved children on Christmas Eve, 24 December, and the early morning hours of Christmas Day on 25 December. The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas, a fourth century Greek bishop and gift giver of Myra, the British figure of Father Christmas, the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, himself based on Saint Nicholas, the German figure of the Christkind, and the holidays of Twelfth Night and Epiphany and their associated figures of the Three Kings, based on the gift giving Magi of the Nativity) and Befana.

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Tour Scotland Video Bagpipes 2016 Santa Run Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of Perth and District Pipe Band playing the bagpipes during the 2016 Santa Run on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. The band has been part of the Perthshire community since 1893. The objects of Perth & District Pipe Band are to promote the playing of the Highland Bagpipe and Pipe Band Drumming; to provided tuition in piping and drumming; and to perform as a Pipe Band in the community and in competitions.

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Tour Scotland Video 2016 Santa Run Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of the 2016 Santa 5 five kilometres fun run on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. The runners then ran through the streets of Perth City Centre along Tay Street and under the old bridge by the River Tay before finishing on the North Inch Park. The Perth Santa Run is part of Perth Winter Festival 2016. Among road running events, the 5K distance is mostly popular with novice or infrequent runners or joggers, as it is comparatively easier to complete the distance without endurance training. This also makes the distance suitable for people looking to improve or maintain their general physical fitness, rather than develop long distance running abilities. The brevity of the distance means that less time is required to take part in the activity and that people from a wide range of ages and abilities may participate. From a physiological perspective, five kilometres is towards the low end of endurance running.

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Tour Scotland Video Cub Scouts Singing To Celebrate 100th Birthday Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of Scottish Cub Scouts singing to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Cubs on stage outside Perth Concert Hall on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Scouting began in 1907 and the adventure of Scouting was extended to a younger audience in 1916 when Wolf Cubs were introduced, This later became the Cub Scouts in 1967.

The Cub Scout promise is very similar to the Scout promise, however a few words have been simplified:

Cub Scouts always do their best
think of others before themselves
and do a good turn everyday

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Tour Scotland Christmas Video Big Wheel East Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh



Tour Scotland Christmas video of the Big Wheel in East Princes Street Gardens on ancestry visit to the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The Gardens is fully accessible from both Princes Street and Waverley Bridge. Princes Street Gardens is a public park in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. The Gardens were created in two phases in the 1770s and 1820s following the long draining of the Nor Loch and building of the New Town, beginning in the 1760s. The loch, situated on the north side of the town, was originally an artificial creation forming part of its medieval defences and made expansion northwards difficult. The water was habitually polluted from sewage draining downhill from the Old Town. In 1846 the railway was built in the valley to connect the Edinburgh to Glasgow line at Haymarket with the new northern terminus of the North British line from Berwick-upon-Tweed at Waverley Station.

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Tour Scotland Video Merry Christmas Carols Great Hall Castle Edinburgh



Tour Scotland video of Merry Christmas Carols in the Great Hall on ancestry visit to Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Great Hall was the chief place of state assembly in the castle. The Great Hall is still occasionally used for ceremonial occasions, and has been used as a venue on Hogmanay for BBC Scotland's Hogmanay Live programme. Many traditional Christmas carols are deeply religious, mainly focusing on the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus. A carol is in modern parlance a festive song, generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship.

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