Old Photograph Niddry Castle Scotland

Old photograph of Niddry Castle near Winchburgh in West Lothian, Scotland. This Scottish castle was built around 1500 by Lord Seton. Mary Queen of Scots, stayed here on 2 May 1568, after her escape from captivity in Loch Leven Castle. George Seton, 7th Lord Seton garrisoned the castle in support of Queen Mary in 1572 during the civil war in Scotland. According to the chronicle, the Historie of James the Sext, it was twice attacked, in April and June. In April, the Captain with forewarning repelled a night attack. He suspended heavy timber beams around the tower and released them on a party climbing scaling ladders. The garrison of Edinburgh Castle supported Niddry by attacking Merchiston Castle, which was held for James VI of Scotland, as a diversion. Around 1680, the castle passed to the Hope family and became part of the Hopetoun estate. The Hope family, now Marquesses of Linlithgow, hold the subsidiary title Baron Niddry.

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Old Photograph Stobs Castle Scotland

Old photograph of Stobs Castle near Hawick, Scotland. Tour Scottish Borders. In 1666 Gilbert Eliott of Stobs, the grandson of Gibby wi' the gouden gartins, received a baronetcy; and his youngest great-grandson, George Augustus, K.B. (1718-90), the gallant defender of Gibraltar, was created Lord Heathfield in 1787.

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Old Photograph Kelburn Castle Scotland

Old photograph of Kelburn Castle near Fairlie in Ayrshire, Scotland. This Scottish is the seat of the Earl of Glasgow. The Boyle family have been in possession of the lands of Kelburn since the 12th century. In the late 16th century a tower house was built. This replaced an earlier structure, and may incorporate parts of the earlier masonry its eastern part. In the 17th century, orchards and gardens are recorded at Kelburn. David Boyle, born 1666, died 1733, a member of the Parliament of Scotland, was created Earl of Glasgow in 1703. He began the new north-west wing of the house, which was completed circa 1722. George Boyle, 6th Earl of Glasgow, born 1825, died 1890, added the north-east wing in 1880.

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Old Photograph East Parish Church Cromarty Scotland

Old photograph of the East Parish Church in of Cromarty, Scotland. This Scottish church stands on the site of an earlier medieval parish church. The post-Reformation church was significantly enlarged in 1739 when Alexander Mitchell and Donald Robson, masons, and David Sandieson and John Keith, wrights, added a north aisle to create a T-plan church. Further alterations followed in 1756 and 1799.

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Old Photograph St Mark's Episcopal Church Portobello Scotland

Old photographs of St Mark's Episcopal Church in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland. This Scottish church was one of the first Episcopal churches to be built in the Edinburgh area, St Mark's is a villa-like neo-Classical church, square in plan, of 1824, most notable for its dome and semi-circular Doric porch.

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Old Photograph Hangman's House Stirling Scotland

Old photograph of the Hangman's House in Stirling, Scotland. Public execution in Stirling was usually handled by the Hangman or Staffman as he was known. This official had his own house on St John’s Street. In the 17th century, executions took place at the Mailing Gallows where the Black Boy Fountain now stands.

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Old Photograph Talmine Scotland

Old photograph of crofters cottages in Talmine, a crofting and fishing township, overlooking Talmine Bay, an inlet on the western shore of Tongue Bay, Northern Sutherland, Scotland.

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Old Photograph Craigenputtock House Scotland

Old photograph of Craigenputtock house in the parish of Dunscore located nine miles North West of Dumfries, Scotland. This Scottish house was the property for generations of the family Welsh, and eventually that of their heiress, Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle, born 1801, died 1866, descended on the paternal side from Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of John Knox. The Carlyles made this house their home in 1828, and remained there for seven years, before moving to Carlyle's House in Cheyne Row, London, England, Britain. Craigenputtock is where Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle was written. The property was bequeathed by Thomas Carlyle to the Edinburgh University on his death in 1881.

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