Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Ettrick Bay



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Ettrick Bay on Isle of Bute, Scotland. The Bay is a relatively wide, sandy bay, situated on the west coast of the Isle of Bute. The nearest town is Rothesay, on the east coast of the island. The Rothesay and Ettrick Bay Light Railway was a narrow gauge electric tramway on the Isle of Bute. The original tramway was opened in 1882, a horse drawn 4 feet gauge tramway running from the promenade at Rothesay to Port Bannatyne. In 1901 the tramway was bought by British Electric Traction and closed on 2 March 1902 for modernisation. It was regauged to 3 ft 6 in and electrified. The tramway closed on 30 September 1936. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Greenloaning



Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of Greenloaning village in Perthshire, Scotland. It is located by the Allan Water and the Stirling to Perth Railway line. It is one mile south of Braco and five miles north of Dunblane. There is a currently mothballed primary school and the Allanbank Hotel which has existed as an Inn since the 18th Century and was founded by the Monteath family. It was also the site of the Strathallan Farmer's Club founded in 1804. Greenloaning is the home of the Greenloaning Burns Club. The railway station was closed in 1956, but part of the station building still survives. John Monteath was Tenant farmer of Harperstone, near Greenloaning in 1784. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Hogganfield



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Hogganfield, a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow, Scotland. Hogganfield is surrounded by the Glasgow districts of Blackhill, Craigend, Millerston, Provanmill, Riddrie, Robroyston, Ruchazie and Stepps. The M80, Stepps bypass, separates Hogganfield from Robroyston. Hogganfield is one of the highest points in Glasgow. The Molendinar Burn, a key influence in the siting of the city of Glasgow by St Kentigern flows from Frankfield Loch through Hogganfield Loch which is mentioned in the Thomas Richardson map of 1795. The loch is now part of a public park and bird sanctuary, the rare jack snipe as it travels from Siberia has been seen in the park. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Blackridge



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Blackridge, a small town in the western part of West Lothian, Scotland. The town name dates to 1581, first recorded as Blakrig. Later, Blackrig and then Blackrigg became the standard spelling until Blackridge became the norm in official documents after about 1840. Blackrig remains the local pronunciation. The village grew from a population of under 200 to over 2,000 by World War I with coal mining and whinstone quarrying the main employments. The last colliery closed in the late 1950s and Blackridge became a dormitory for nearby towns. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Barrhill



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Barrhill in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The village lies on the A714 road between Girvan and Newton Stewart. Barrhill railway station, on the Glasgow South Western Line is approximately ½ mile South West of the Village centre. This station featured in The Five Red Herrings, a 1931 Lord Peter Wimsey detective novel by Dorothy L Sayers. In 1665, by the side of Cross Water in Barrhill, John Murchie and Daniel Mieklewrick were found by soldiers to be in possession of Bibles and assumed to be Covenanters and shot to death. They were buried on the spot, and a memorial was built, known as The Martyrs' Tom. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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Tour Scotland Video Whoopie Cakes Touchdown Cafe Perth Airport Scone Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of Whoopie Cakes in Touchdown Cafe at Perth Airport on visit to Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Whoopie pies are two soft cookies sandwiched with a delicious filling. Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia and New Hampshire in the USA all claim to be the birthplace of the whoopie cake or pie. Though considered a New England classic and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition, they are increasingly sold throughout the United Kingdom.

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