Tour Scotland Video 51st Highland Division Piper Statue Balhousie Castle Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of the 51st Highland Division Piper statue by Alan Herriot on ancestry visit to Balhousie Castle in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. To commemorate those Regular Army and Territorials who served in the Great War. The 51st Highland Division was an infantry division of the British Army that fought on the Western Front in France during the World War I from 1915 to 1918. The division was raised in 1908, upon the creation of the Territorial Force, as the Highland Division and later 51st Highland Division from 1915.

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Tour Scotland Video May Balhousie Castle Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland May video of Balhousie Castle on ancestry visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. This Scottish castle is the Regimental Headquarters and Museum of The Black Watch. The castle, located on Hay Street, originally a few hundred metres north of the medieval town, dates to 1631, though its origins are believed to go back a further three hundred years. It originally served as the seat of the Earls of Kinnoull, and stood within a walled enclosure on a terrace overlooking the North Inch Park. After falling into neglect in the early 19th century, the Castle was rebuilt, and extensively remodelled on a larger scale in 1862 in the Baronial style by the architect David Smart. In 1962, the Castle became the Regimental Headquarters and Museum of The Black Watch.

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Tour Scotland Video Police Car South Street Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland May, don't blink or you will miss it, video of a Police Car moving swiftly along South Street on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Obviously responding to an Emergency Call. Police Scotland, Scottish Gaelic: Poileas Alba, legally named the Police Service of Scotland, is the national police force of Scotland. Police Scotland has a fleet of approximately 3,750 vehicles. Almost all of Police Scotland's high-visibility marked vehicles are marked up in a half Battenburg style. The most common marked patrol vehicles for response and neighbourhood officers have been the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra, and Peugeot 308.

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Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Cromarty



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Cromarty, Scotland. Cromarty is a seaport on the southern shore of the mouth of Cromarty Firth, 5 miles seaward from Invergordon on the opposite coast. Until 1890 it was the county town of the former county of Cromartyshire. The town grew around its port, formerly used by ferries, to export locally grown hemp fibre, and by trawlers trawling for herrings. The port was a British naval base during the First World War Hugh Miller was born in Cromarty on 10 October 1802, he was a self taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian. Miller committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest with a revolver in his house on Tower Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, on the night of 23/24 December 1856. There is a legend, dating from around 1740, that a Cromarty man named John Reid was granted three wishes from a mermaid, and that he used one of the wishes to marry a woman named Helen Stuart. 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 Scottish Woman Playing Bagpipes Perth Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of a Scottish woman playing the bagpipes and busking in the city centre on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Tour Scotland Video May Drive Rain And Some Flooding Scone Perthshire



Tour Scotland video of a May drive in rain and some flooding in the village of Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Torrential thundery downpours are set to descend on Scotland over the bank holiday weekend, bringing an end to the spell of summery weather.

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