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Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Gypsy Glencoe Scotland

Old Photograph Gypsy Glencoe Scotland

Old photograph of a gypsy with her daughter outside a thatched cottage in Glencoe, Scotland. Highland Travellers also known as Tinkers are closely tied to the native Highlands, and many traveller families carry clan names like Macfie, Stewart, MacDonald, Cameron, Williamson and Macmillan. They followed a nomadic or settled lifestyle; passing from village to village and are strongly identified with the native Gaelic speaking population. Continuing their nomadic life, they would often pitch…

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Crofter Argyll Scotland

Old Photograph Crofter Argyll Scotland

Old photograph of an elderly crofter in Argyll, Scotland. Argyll, sometimes anglicised as Argyllshire, is a historic county and registration county of western Scotland. Argyll borders Inverness-shire to the north, Perthshire and Dunbartonshire to the East, and, separated by the Firth of Clyde, neighbours Renfrewshire and Ayrshire to the South East, and Buteshire to the South. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission. View the…

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Fish Gutters Ullapool Scotland

Old Photograph Fish Gutters Ullapool Scotland

Old photograph of fish gutters in Ullapool, Scotland. On the east shore of Loch Broom, Ullapool was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. It was designed by Thomas Telford. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Ferries sail to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. The town was historically in Cromartyshire, a county made up of many separate enclaves scattered across northern Ross-shire. Cromartyshire was…

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Thatched Cottages Island Of Iona Scotland

Old Photograph Thatched Cottages Island Of Iona Scotland

Old photograph of tourists outside thatched cottages on the Island of Iona, Scotland. In the early history Iona lay within the Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata, in the region controlled by the Cenél Loairn, ie. Lorn, as it was then. The island was the site of a highly important monastery during the Early Middle Ages. According to tradition the monastery was founded in 563 by the monk Saint Columba, also known as Colm Cille, who had been exiled from his native Ireland as a result of his…

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Crofter Easdale Scotland

Old Photograph Crofter Easdale Scotland

Old photograph of a crofter filling a kettle with water outside a cottage in Easdale near Ellenabeich, Scotland. Once a centre of the British slate industry, Easdale had a community of more than 500 working as many as seven quarries, some of which extended to 300 feet below sea level. Easdale slate helped to build major cities of the British Empire and can still be seen on rooftops as far afield as Melbourne, Nova Scotia, Dunedin and Dublin. The great storm of 1850 flooded most of the…

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Crofter Isle of Eigg Scotland

Old Photograph Crofter Isle of Eigg Scotland

Old photograph of a crofter on the Isle of Eigg, one of the Small Isles, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, located South of Isle Of Skye, Scotland. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission. View the most recent Tour Scotland photographs.

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Flower Seller Perth Perthshire Scotland

Old Photograph Flower Seller Perth Perthshire Scotland

Old photograph of a flower seller in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission. View the most recent Tour Scotland photographs.

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Crofters Moving Sheep By Boat Isle Of Skye Scotland

Old Photograph Crofters Moving Sheep By Boat Isle Of Skye Scotland

Old photograph of crofters moving sheep by boat on the Isle Of Skye, Scotland. Clan chiefs on the island encouraged the growth of the working population on their land so that they could exploit the profitable kelp industry. This seaweed was collected, prepared and sent south to make soap, fertilizers and other valuable products. When the market for kelp collapsed in the 1820s, the landlords turned to sheep for income, producing wool for the mills of the southern-based Industrial Revolution…

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Donald McNiven Shop Taynuilt Scotland

Old Photograph Donald McNiven Shop Taynuilt Scotland

Old photograph of people outside the Donald McNiven shop in Taynuilt, Argyll, Scotland. McNiven is a surname of Gaelic origin. It is derived from the Gaelic Mac Naoimhín. The latter surname is derived from a personal name based upon naomh, "holy ", " saint. " It is said that in Scotland the name was first recorded in Galloway in the year 1230 when one Nevinus was the parson of Neveth, whilst later in 1296 Patrick Nevin rendered homage to the short lived republican government of Scotland. In…

The flight of Argyll from the Battle of Inverlochy, 1645

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Am Baile | Ambaile bi-lingual online archive of the culture of the Scottish Highlands - available in English and Gaelic, The flight of Argyll from the Battle of Inverlochy, 1645

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Gravestones above Loch Creran

Gravestones above Loch Creran © Alan Partridge

Lichen encrusted gravestones in the old burial ground with a view over Loch Creran.

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