Monday, 27 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Genealogy Tours of Abercorn Parish Church, West Lothian, Scotland.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Langbank, Scotland. A Scottish a village on the south bank of the River Clyde in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The name is thought to come from long bank, the first part being lang in Scots. It is northwest from Paisley east from Port Glasgow.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Lesmahagow, Scotland. A small Scottish town on the edge of moorland, near Lanark in the central belt of Scotland, and is also known as Abbey Green. Lesmahagow was a site of the ancient Celtic Church of Scotland. The monks of the Priory were nearly all excommunicated for practicing the 'Celtic Rite' which was seen as heresy. The town has two Christian congregations in the Church of Scotland, namely Lesmahagow Old Parish Church and Abbeygreen Church, plus churches of other denominations. Lesmahagow Priory, founded by Benedictine monks in 1144, no longer stands but its foundations were excavated in 1978 and can be seen next to the Old Parish Church off Church Square.
Friday, 10 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Provand's Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland. Provand's Lordship and the nearby Glasgow Cathedral, are some of the very few buildings from Glasgow's medieval period. Provand's Lordship is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral is the oldest building. Provand's Lordship was built in 1471 as part of St Nicholas's Hospital by Andrew Muirhead, Bishop of Glasgow, the Muirhead coat of arms is still visible on the side of the building. Provand's Lordship was likely to have been used to house clergy and other support staff for the Cathedral, providing temporary housing. The house later became occupied by Lord of the Prebend of Barlanark and perhaps was shared with the priest of St. Nicholas Hospital and Chapel and became known as Lord of Provan and then Provand’s Lordship.
Monday, 6 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Crinan, Scotland. A small village located on the west coast of Scotland in the region known as Knapdale, which is part of Argyll. The Crinan Canal starts at Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne, and ends nine miles away at Crinan on the Sound of Jura. It was designed to provide a quick link between the west coast and islands at one end and the Clyde Estuary at the other, and so avoid the long voyage around the south end of the Kintyre Peninsula.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Kilmodan, Scotland. The parish of Kilmodan is situated in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It includes the valley of Glendaruel and surrounding areas, with Kilmodan Church located in the Clachan of Glendaruel.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Pencaitland, Scotland. A Scottish village in East Lothian, Scotland, about twelve miles south-east of Edinburgh. The land where the village lies is said to have been granted by William the Lion to Everard de Pencaithlan, who gave the church, with the tithes and other property belonging to it, to the monks of Kelso, in whose possession it remained till a short time prior to the accession of Robert Bruce. The land subsequently became the property of a younger branch of the Maxwell family, who granted the advowson and tithes to the monks of Dryburgh, who held them until the Reformation. The River Tyne divides the village into Easter Pencaitland and Wester Pencaitland, crossed by a three-arched bridge dating from the 16th Century. An ancient cross in Wester Pencaitland indicates that there would probably have been a market there.