Saturday, 21 November 2009

Ancestry Tours Of Castle Wynd Stirling Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of Castle Wynd, Stirling, Scotland. CASTLE WIND MARS WORK CATHEDRAL STIRLING SCOTLAND.

Stirling Castle is one of the most important royal and military structures in Scotland. It Great Hall was a prestigious ceremonial space that witnessed many of the most ostentatious and turbulent events of the Stewart period and was later converted to a military headquarters. The withdrawal of the army from the castle in the 1960s began a major campaign of renovation which was to last over thirty years. This book traces the eventful history of the Great Hall from its original construction to its recent renovation, as well as assessing its architectural influences and development, and the practical decisions and dilemmas involved in its renovation. Stirling Castle: The Restoration of the Great Hall (Research Report).

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Ancestry Tours Of Polnoon Street Eaglesham Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of Polnoon Street, Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. The village takes its name from the French word eglise, or church, earning this as a result of its apparent abundance of places of worship in times past. The French influence of the name is likely related to the Montgomeries (latterly spelled Montgomery), historic landowners of the Eaglesham area, who originated from Normandy. Another possibility is the French influence on pre-Union Scotland where many members of the aristocracy were educated in France. According to legend one of these Montgomeries, the Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton, visited a village constructed in an ‘A’ shape whilst traveling abroad and, on his return, decided to transform his scattered ‘ferm toun’ (farm town) parish, then known as Egglisham, by building a similarly planned settlement at its heart. It was around this time that the spelling changed to Eaglesham. Today this Scottish village is chiefly a dormitory town for commuters to nearby Glasgow and Paisley.


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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Ancestry Tours of Ganseyside Street Paisley Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Ganseyside Street, Paisley, Scotland.

Small group tours of Scotland. Ancestry tours of Scotland. Tour Scotland. Tour Aberdeen, Tour Dundee, Tour Edinburgh, Tour Glasgow, Tour Isle of Skye. Tour Glencoe, Tour Loch Lomond. Tour Loch Ness.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Donald MacLaren of MacLaren Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Donald MacLaren of MacLaren Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Gravestone in Balquhidder Churchyard, Scotland. Chief of Clan Labhran. Born 22nd July 1910, died 8th June 1966.

Small group tours of Scotland. Ancestry tours of Scotland. Tour Scotland. Tour Aberdeen, Tour Dundee, Tour Edinburgh, Tour Glasgow, Tour Isle of Skye. Tour Glencoe, Tour Loch Lomond. Tour Loch Ness.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Margaret MacLaren Ancestry Tour Of Scotland


Margaret MacLaren Ancestry Tour Of Scotland. Gravestone in Balquhidder Churchyard, Scotland. Wife of The MacLaren. Born 21st of March 1924, died 2nd September 1978.

Small group tours of Scotland. Ancestry tours of Scotland. Tour Scotland. Tour Aberdeen, Tour Dundee, Tour Edinburgh, Tour Glasgow, Tour Isle of Skye. Tour Glencoe, Tour Loch Lomond. Tour Loch Ness.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

David Carnegie Ancestry Tour Of Scotland


David Carnegie, of Stronvar, Ancestry Tour Of Scotland. Balquhidder, Churchyard, Scotland. Born 3rd of May 1813, died 15th February 1890.

Small group tours of Scotland. Ancestry tours of Scotland. Tour Scotland. Tour Aberdeen, Tour Dundee, Tour Edinburgh, Tour Glasgow, Tour Isle of Skye. Tour Glencoe, Tour Loch Lomond. Tour Loch Ness.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Ancestry Tours of Irvine Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Irvine was the site of Scotland's 12th century Military Capital and former headquarters of the Lord High Constable of Scotland, Hugh de Morville. It also served as the Capital of Cunninghame. The town was once a haunt of Robert Burns, after whom two streets in the town are named: Burns Street and Burns Crescent. He is known to have worked in a flax mill on the Glasgow Vennell.

Ancestry Tours Of Union Bridge Aberdeen Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of Union Bridge, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours of Mossbank Shetland Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Mossbank, Shetland, Scotland.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Ancestry Tours Of Park Place Lockerbie Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of Park Place, Lockerbie, Scotland.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Ancestry Tours Of Bridge of Brown Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of Bridge of Brown, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of High Street South Queensferry Scotland


Ancestry Tours of High Street, South Queensferry, Scotland.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Ancestry Tours Of Esplanade Dunoon Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of Esplanade, Dunoon, Scotland.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of The Square Cumnock Scotland


Ancestry Tours of The Square, Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Corran Esplanade Oban Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours Of West End Falkirk Scotland


Ancestry Tours of West End, Falkirk, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours Of Church Place Dumbarton Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Church Place, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours Of St Johns Square Oban Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of St Johns Square, Oban, Scotland.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Ancestry Tours Of High Street Dunblane Scotland


Ancestry Tours Of High Street, Dunblane, Scotland.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Restalrig Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Restalrig, Scotland. Restalrig is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. The oldest building is the chapel of Saint Triduana in Restalrig village. The castle of the Logan family, now owned by Edinburgh Council, overlooks Lochend Park. Restalrig Road runs from Jock's Lodge to Leith Links.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Langholm Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The town grew around the textile industry, but is now best-known as the birthplace of Hugh MacDiarmid and Thomas Telford. The town was an important centre for the Border Reivers. Locally known as the Muckle Toon, located on the River Esk.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Balloch Pier Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Balloch Pier, Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Girvan Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours of Denbeath Fife Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Denbeath, Fife, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours of Tolbooth Kirkcudbright Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. A Scottish town in the south of Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway. The town lies south of Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie, in the part of Dumfries and Galloway known as the Stewartry, situated at the mouth of the River Dee, some six miles from the sea. It was the county town of the former county of Kirkcudbrightshire.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Calderside Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Calderside, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Tweedsmuir Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Tweedsmuir, Scotland. The village of Tweedsmuir is located eight miles from the source of the River Tweed, in The Borders of Scotland. The village is set in the valley with rolling hills and burns on both sides covering some fifty square miles. It incorporates settlements at Hearthstane, Cockiland, Menzion and Oliver. Oliver Castle was one of the strongholds, and later country estates of the Tweedie family, and there are notable gravestones in the parish churchyard. It is home to the Crook Inn on the A701, one of many claimants to be the oldest inn in Scotland, and where Robert Burns wrote Willie Wastle's Wife.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Castle Moil Skye Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Castle Moil, Isle of Skye, Scotland. A ruined castle located near the harbour of the village of Kyleakin. The castle, an ancient seat of the Mackinnon clan, was a fortress commanding the narrow sound between Skye and the mainland, through which all ships had to pass or else attempt the stormy passage of The Minch. The present building dates back to the 15th century, but is traditionally reputed to be of much earlier origin. According to that tradition, AlpĂ­n mac Echdach's great-grandson Findanus, the 4th MacKinnon chief, brought Dunakin into the clan around the year 900 by marrying a Norse princess nicknamed 'Saucy Mary'. Findanus and his bride ran a heavy chain across the sound and levied a toll on all shipping vessels. The Princess lies buried on Beinn na Cailleach on Skye, her face reputedly turned towards Norway.

Whatever the veracity of the castle's traditional history, there is good reason for supposing the existence of a connection of some kind with Norway. King Haakon IV is thought to have assembled his fleet of longships there before the Battle of Largs in 1263, hence the name Kyleakin or Haakon's kyle. Haakon's defeat there effectively ended Norse domination of the islands. Mediaeval and early modern documents also refer to the castle itself as Dunakin, Dun-Haakon, which is again strongly suggestive of a Norse connection.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Wamphray Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Wamphray, Scotland. Newton Wamphray is a village in Dumfries and Galloway. Wamphray is the name of the surrounding parish and of the Wamphray Water, which flows south-west through the Wamphray Glen to join the River Annan near the small village, or hamlet, of Newton. The is near Annandale Water, roughly halfway between Moffat and Lockerbie, and has for centuries been close to the direct Glasgow to Carlisle route, which around 1776 was made into a turnpike road suitable for mail coaches travelling between England and Glasgow.

Ancestry Tours of Gifford Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Gifford, Scotland. A Scottish village in the parish of Yester in East Lothian, Scotland. It is located 25 miles east of Edinburgh. The village takes its name from Sir Hugo de Giffard of Yester, whose ancient Scoto-Norman family possessed the baronies of Yester, Morham, and Duncanlaw in Haddingtonshire, and Tayling and Poldame in the counties of Perthshire and Forfar. The first Hugo de Giffard's grandson, Hugh de Giffard, was a noted magician who built a tower house at Yester, the ruins and an underground chamber, the Goblin Ha, can be seen in Yester Wood. The same Hobgoblin Hall featured in the poem Marmion by Walter Scott. The Mercat Cross was built in 1780 and is still standing in the centre of the village.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Ancestry Tours of Bunessan Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Bunessan, Scotland. A small Scottish village on the Ross of Mull in the south of the island of Mull, on the west coast of Scotland. Originally a small community of farmers in the Scottish farming tradition called crofting, the village once had a mill, weavers and a small fishing fleet.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Darvel Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Darvel, Scotland. A small town in East Ayrshire, Scotland, located at the eastern end of the Irvine Valley and is sometimes referred to as The Lang Toon.

Ancestry Tours of Edderton Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Edderton, Scotland. A Scottish village near Tain, lying on the Dornoch Firth, Easter Ross, Scotland.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Gartsherrie Road Coatbridge Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Gartsherrie Road, Coatbridge, Scotland.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Sunnyside Road Coatbridge Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge, Scotland. Coatbridge is a Lanarkshire town set in the central Lowlands of Scotland. The first settlement of the area stretches back to the Stone Age era. Foundations of the town can be traced back to the 12th century when the area was gifted by Royal Charter to the Monks of Newbattle Abbey by Malcolm IV. It was during the last years of the 18th century that the area developed from a loose collection of hamlets into the town of Coatbridge.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Stanmore Road Mount Florida Glasgow Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Stanmore Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Clachan of Campsie Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Clachan of Campsie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Tynron Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Tynron, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. A delightful little hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Lochmaben Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Lochmaben, Scotland. A small town in Scotland, and site of a once important castle. It lies four miles west of Lockerbie, in Dumfries and Galloway.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Forest Mill Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Forest Mill, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Dumbarton Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Dumbarton, River Clyde, Scotland.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Dufftown Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Dufftown, Moray, Scotland.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Buckie Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Buckie, Moray, Scotland.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Inverurie Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Kinloch Park Campbeltown Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Kinloch Park, Campbeltown, Scotland.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Ancestry Tours of Kirkgate Burntisland Fife Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Kirkgate, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland.