Tour Scotland Video Drive Through Glen Salach Scottish Highlands



Tour Scotland video of a drive on a single track unclassified road through Glen Salach, also known as Gleann Salach, on ancestry visit to the Highlands of Scotland. Glen Salach is a valley which links Loch Etive with Loch Creran. It extends for 5 miles and contains two rivers; the Dearg Abhainn which flows north north west through the Barcaldine Forest and the River Esragan which flows south south east to Inveresragan. The road runs through the valley, reaching a height of 515 feet on the watershed between these two rivers.

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Tour Scotland Video Loch Achtriochtan Glencoe Scottish Highlands



Tour Scotland video of Loch Achtriochtan on ancestry visit to Glencoe, Highlands of Scotland. Loch Achtriochtan is a small fresh water loch in Glencoe, fed by the River Coe, which eventually flows into Loch Leven at Invercoe. To the south of the Loch is Achnambeithach Cottage, accessible from the A82 road. To the north, there are the mountains Sgorr nam Fiannaidh and Stob Coire Leith and, to the south, the Three Sisters. Loch Actriochtan sits about three miles from Glencoe village. During the 18th century the loch flooded and nearby inhabitants had to abandon the area.

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Tour Scotland Video Tide Corryvreckan Off The West Coast Of Mainland



Tour Scotland video of the tide at Corryvreckan, a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba, in Argyll and Bute, off the west coast of mainland Scotland. Strong Atlantic currents and unusual underwater topography conspire to produce a particularly intense tidal race in the Corryvreckan channel. As the flood tide enters the narrow area between the two islands. The Corryvreckan is the third largest whirlpool in the world. In mid August 1947, the author George Orwell nearly drowned in the Corryvreckan whirlpool. In Scottish mythology the hag goddess of winter, Cailleach Bheur, uses the gulf to wash her great plaid, and this ushers in the turn of the seasons from autumn to winter. As winter approaches, she uses the gulf as her washtub, and it is said the roar of the coming tempest can be heard from as far away as twenty miles, lasting for a period of three days. When she is finished with the washing, the cloth is pure white, and becomes the blanket of snow that covers the land. The Cailleach occupying the whirlpool was described as " the fiercest of the Highland storm kelpies " by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor.

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Tour Scotland Video Dinghy Sailing Under Now Closed Forth Road Bridge Firth Of Forth



Tour Scotland video a dinghy sailing below the Forth Road Bridge on visit to the Firth Of Forth near South Queensfery, Scotland. On 5 September 2017 the bridge carried its final private cars, as the vast majority of traffic was transferred to the new Queensferry Crossing. Following a few weeks closure for repairs, the new role of the Forth Road Bridge will be as a public transport corridor, open only to buses, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians. It is expected that these changes will mean the bridge will now only carry a few hundred vehicles per day, rather than the 65, 000 per day average carried in recent years.

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Tour Scotland Video Bagpipes And Drums Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band Fife



Tour Scotland video of the bagpipes and drums music of Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band from Fife, Scotland. Kirkcaldy, Scottish Gaelic: Cair Chaladain, is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. It is about 11.6 miles north of Edinburgh and 27.6 miles south southwest of Dundee.

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Tour Scotland Video Bear On The Hill Newburgh Fife



Tour Scotland video of the Bear above the new whisky distillery by Lindores Abbey in Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. The bear on the hill was cut for a local festival and community project in 1980. I, Sandy Stevenson, was the organiser of that project, having been the community worker in Newburgh after the Linoleum Factory closed down. The outline was ploughed by Wendell Wilkie a worker from Parkhill Farm, and permission for the outline was given by Mr. Tom Howieson from Parkhill Farm. The bear is a depiction of a stone called the bear stone, from which the Bear Tavern takes its name, and was originally set into the abbot’s residence at Lindores Abbey.

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