Old Photograph Road To Kames Scotland


Old photograph of children walking on the shore road to Kames by Tighnabruaich, Kyles of Bute, Argyll, Scotland. This Scottish village is just an hour and a half west of Glasgow.



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Old Photograph Railway Station Carmyllie Scotland


Old photograph of the Railway Station in Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland. The Carmyllie Railway was built in 1855 to enable transport of stone products from the Carmyllie area of Scotland to markets. At the time the stone was highly sought after for the urban development in progress. The 6.5 miles long line ran to the main line of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway at Elliot Junction railway station. In 1900 a passenger service was initiated on the line under the terms of Light Railway legislation. It was the first such in Scotland. However it was unsuccessful and ended in 1929. The line closed completely in May 1965.



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Old Photograph Balgray Hill Springburn Scotland


Old photograph of shops, people, Tram and buildings on Balgray Hill in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland. Springburn developed from a small rural hamlet at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Its industrial expansion began with the establishment of a chemical works by Charles Tennant on the newly opened Monkland Canal at nearby St. Rollox in 1799. Later in the 19th century the construction of railway lines through the area led to the establishment of Railway works and the village became a parish in its own right. The Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway first opened in 1831 to supply the St. Rollox Chemical Works and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway was opened in 1842. Later, the City Union Line was extended to Springburn in 1871 and the Hamiltonhill Branch Line opened in 1894. Initially located outwith the Glasgow boundary, the area was eventually absorbed by the City of Glasgow Corporation in 1872.



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Old Photograph Queen Mary's Tree Craigmillar Edinburgh Scotland


Old photograph of Queen Mary's Tree by Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Scotland. Tradition states that the tree was planted by Mary, Queen of Scots about 1561, during her residence at the nearby Craigmillar Castle.



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Old Photograph Fair Helen's Bower Eaglesfield Scotland


Old photograph of Fair Helen's Bower in Eaglesfield near Annan in South East Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An old ballad tells the story of Helen Irvine of Kirkconnel. Kirkconnel Lee was a small hamlet close to the village of Eaglesfield in Dumfriesshire. The bower in which Helen lived was within the grounds of Springkell Estate. She had two suitors, one of whom shot at his rival, but Helen, thrusting herself in front of her lover, Adam Fleming, received the fatal wound instead. Fleming killed the assailant on the spot, but fled the country to avoid the legal process, and enlisted in the Spanish Army. Years later, he returned to Kirkconnel and died by Helen's grave. He was interred alongside her. This tragic event took place in the 16th century.



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Old Photograph Men Tynron Scotland


Old photograph of men outside a cottage in Tynron, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. This Scottish villages lies in a hollow of the Shinnel Water, two miles from Moniaive. At Tynron Doon there can be seen the ditches and ramparts of a Roman Iron Age hillfort.



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