Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Kirkcudbright

Tour Scotland travel blog video of old photographs of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. In 1453 Kirkcudbright became a Royal burgh, and about a century later the magistrates of the town obtained permission from Mary Queen of Scots, to use part of the convent and nunnery as a parish church. One of its most famous prisoners in the Tolbooth prison was John Paul Jones, hero of the American navy, who was born in nearby Kirkbean.Kirkcudbright has had a long association with the Glasgow art movement, which started when several artists, including the Glasgow Boys and the famed Scottish Colourists, such as Samuel Peploe and Francis Cadell, based themselves in the area over a 30 year period from 1880 to 1910, establishing the Kirkcudbright Artists' Colony. Many of them moved to the town from Glasgow, including Edward Hornel, George Henry and Jessie M. King. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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