Scottish Islands Exp | Scottish Islands DVDs
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Whether enjoyed for its natural beauty, explored for its geology or wildlife, or examined for the deeper mysteries of its past, the visitor to this most westerly region of Britain will experience a special air of tranquility here.This video touches on the past and present of Kilchoan, Ben Hiant, Camus-nan-Gael, Mingary Castle, Kilmory, Sanna, Portuairk, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and many more of the places and features of the area, as well as taking the ferry to Tobermory This video includes: Achnaha, Ardgour, Bourblaig, Camus nan Gael, Columba's Cave, Fascadale ,Glenborrodale Castle, Glendrian, Glenmore Centre, Kilchoan, Kilmory, Loch Sunart, Mingary Castle, Ockle, Portuairk, Sanna, Strontian, Swordle and Tobermory.Running Time approximately 55 minutes
Bold and Beautiful Moidart, ancient home of the MacDonalds. The video includes the early Christian chapel on St. Finan's Isle; Acharacle, Ardtoe, Eilean Shona, Glenuig and the roadless township of Smirisary; the 14th century Castle Tioram - last stronghold of the MacDonalds of Clanranald, superbly situated on the shores of Loch Moidart. And Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel remain the stark and lonely setting for the beginning of the end of the Clan culture, along with the hopeless dreams of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. This video includes: Acharacle, Ardtoe, Castle Tioram, Dalilea, Dorlin, Eilean Shona, Gaskin, Glenaladale, Glenfinnan, Glenuig, Kinlochmoidart, Langal, Lochailort, Loch Eil, Loch Shiel, Mingarry, Roshven, Salen, Smirisary and St Finan's Isle Running Time approximately 57 minutes
This is Lochaber land, which includes the infamous setting for the Glencoe massacre; and perhaps the most sublimely-lovely glen in Scotland - Glen Nevis - topped by the highest Ben. The main centre is Fort William, surrounded by the villages of Ballachulish, Onich, Ardgour, Strontian, Kingairloch, Banavie, Glenfinnan, Spean Bridge and Lochaline in Morvern and a great variety of scenes in between. This video includes: Ardgour, Ballachulish, Camasnagaul Ferry, Commando Monument, Corpach, Corran Ferry, Fort William, Gairlochy, Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Glen Nevis, Kingairloch, Kinlochleven, Loch Sunart, Onich, Resipole, Spean Bridge, Strontian, Lochaline.Running Time approximately 51 minutes
In this video we take the viewer across from the Ardnamurchan peninsula to Tobermory, our stepping-off point on the Isle of Mull. Among many places we will visit there are Dervaig, Calgary, Salen, Craignure - and its wee Mull Railway; Lochdon, Carsaig and the ruined township of Crakaig; Duart Castle, ancient stronghold of the Clan MacLean, and Torosay Castle. We also take a trip out to Staffa, and the islands of Lunga, with its puffins, and Coll. A visit to Mull would be incomplete without taking the ferry across from Fionnphort to the ancient and sacred island of Iona and visit its historic Abbey. This video includes: Aros Castle, Bunessan, Calgary, Isle of Coll, Crakaig, Croig, Dervaig, Duart Castle, Fionnphort, Glengorm Castle, Lochdon, Isle of Lunga, Mull Railway, Pennygael, Salen, Staffa, Tobermory, Torosay Castle, Ulva Ferry.Running Time approximately 60 minutes
In this video we take the viewer northward from Loch Lomond, up through Tyndrum, across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe to Fort William; and we come southward from Inverness down the Great Glen by Loch Ness and Fort Augustus, taking the snow slopes of Aonach Mor in the passing and then converging again on Fort William. Next we go westward on the famed 'Jacobite' steam train to Mallaig, taking in Glenfinnan and its Highland Games on the way, and looking around Arisaig and Morar. Join a prawn trawler on a fishing trip off the Isle of Rum. Visit Inverie in Knoydart - inaccessible by road -and sail to the head of beautiful Loch Nevis and back to Mallaig.This video includes: Arisaig, Ballachulish, Bridge of Orchy, Crianlarich, Drumnadrochit, Fort William, Fort Augustus, Gairlochy, Glenfinnan, Glen Nevis, Invermoriston, Inverness, Inverie, Kinlochleven, Knoydart, Lochailort, Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Luss, Mallaig, Onich, Rannoch Moor, Spean Bridge, Tyndrum, Urquhart Castle.Running Time approximately 56 minutes
Invermoriston through Glen Shiel, over Ratagan and down to Glenelg with its ancient Brochs; across the sea to Skye: to Armadale and the Clan Donald Castle & Centre and on to Portree, Staffin, Flora MacDonalds cottage, the Skye Museum and Dunvegan Castle. To the Cuillins, and down to Kyleakin and a nostalgic recall of the old Kyle ferry; to Eilean Donan Castle and up to picturesque Plockton; over the Pass of the Cattle to Applecross, to Shieldaig and Diabaig. Continuing northward to Gairloch, Inverewe Garden, Aultbea, Gruinard, and finally our destination - Ullapool. This video includes: Applecross, Armadale, Arnisdale, Aultbea, Balmacara, Bernera Barracks, Broadford, Clan Donald Centre, Cuillins, Diabaig, Dornie, Drumbuie, Duirinish, Eilean Donan Castle, Elgol, Flodigarry, Gairloch, Glenelg, Glenelg Brochs, Gruinard Bay, Inverewe Garden, Invermoriston, Kyleakin, Kyle of Lochalsh, Kylerhea Ferry, Lochcarron, Plockton, Poolewe, Portree, Quaraing, Shiel Bridge, Shieldaig, Skye Museum, Sligichan, Strome, Torridon, Uig, Ullapool.Running Time approximately 58 minutes
This video takes the viewer into the Highland areas of Badenoch and Strathspey, particularly Boat of Garten and Grantown-on-Spey. To the ancient Clava Cairns; to Cawdor and Kilravock Castles; to Fort George and somebre Culloden Moor; and to Inverness - centre of the Highlands. Look around Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness while keeping an optimistic eye open for the monster herself! Then on to Beauly, Strathpeffer, Dingwall, Cromarty, Rosemarkie, Fortrose and Avoch on the Black Isle. This area has a different atmosphere to the more rugged West Highlands.This video includes: Arderseir, Aviemore, Avoch, Beauly, Beauly Priory, Boat of Garten, Cawdor Castle, Clava Cairns, Cromarty, Culloden, Davior, Dingwall, Dulnain Bridge, Feshiebridge, Fort George, Fortrose, Fortrose Cathedral, Grantown-on-Spey, House of Aigas, Inverness, Kessock, Kilravock Castle, Kingussie Folk Museum, Laggan, Muckrach Castle, Munlochy, Nethybridge, Newtonmore, Ruthven Barracks, Strathpeffer.Running Time approximately 50 minutes
Unceasing historic and scenic interest in this video, coming down from north Argyll by Castle Stalker to Appin. Take the island ferry from Oban and tour the delightful Isle of Lismore; look around Oban and its Folly. Visit Dunstaffnage Castle, Oban Sealife Centre (with a delightful sequence on its resident otters), Ardchattan Priory, St.Conans Kirk and the crofting time capsule of Auchindrain Township. See the interesting small town of Inverary and get a taste of being locked up in its early 19th century Jail. Take the bridge over the Atlantic to Seil Island, Ellanabeich and across to Easdale Island. Visit Carnasserie Castle, Dunadd and other sites of ancient history in the Kilmartin area. Go to Lochgilphead and the Crinan Canal, and join a steam puffer at Ardrishaig sailing on to Tarbert on Loch Fyne.This video includes: Ardrishaig, Arduaine Garden, Auchindrain Township, Castle Stalker, Carnasserie Castle, Connel, Crinan, Dalmally, Dunadd Fort, Dunstaffnage Castle, Easdale Island, Ellanabeich, Inveraray, Inveraray Jail, Kilchurn Castle, Kilmelford, Kilmichael, Kilninver, Loch Creran, Lochgilphead, Oban, Port Appin, Sea Life Centre, Seil Island, St.Conans Kirk, Tarbert, Temple Wood.Running Time approximately 59 minutes
This new edition starts on the Cromarty and Dornoch Firths, along by Dornoch and Bonar Bridge to see the salmon leap at the Falls of Shin. On by Lairg, Rogart and Altnaharra to Bettyhill, Tongue, Talmine and along the north coast to Durness and Cape Wrath lighthouse. Then south by Kinlochbervie, Scourie, Kylesku (with an entertaining boat trip on Loch Glencoul), Lochinver, Loch Assynt, Inchnadamph and finally to Ullapool. This is wild and rugged country, only sparsely tamed. It is an ancient remote part of Highland heritage with a special grandeur of its own.This video includes: Achmelvich, Altnaharra, Ardvreck Castle, Bettyhill, Bonar Bridge, Cape Wrath Lighthouse, Clashnessie, Cromarty, Dornoch, Drumbeg, Durness, Elphin, Falls of Shin, Inchnadamph, Inverkirkaig, Kinlochbervie, Lairg, Lochinver, Loch Glencoul, Old Man of Stoer, Rhiconich, Scourie, Smoo Caves, Tain, Talmine, Tongue, Ullapool.Running Time approximately 58 minutes
For well over a hundred years, steam puffers brought the essentials of life in and out of populated nooks and crannies along the West Highland coast and Western Isles of Scotland. Now they have all but vanished from the scene, and merged into the folklore of history. In this video, we travel from Tarbert on the shores of Loch Lomond to Arrochar, Inveraray, Auchindrain and Lochgilphead to join the VIC32 at Crinan where the Vital Spark lies alongside. We sail with her through the Crinan Canal to Ardrishaig, Tarbert, Tighnabruaich, the Kyles of Bute, Rothesay, Millport on Cumbrae and Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. An unforgettable experience. Running Time approximately 58 minutes
Keeping alive memories of the bygone age of steam, this video combines the spectacular Highland beauty of the rail line from Fort William to Mallaig and back by steam train, with the equally scenic interest of the Caledonian Canal from Loch Linnhe to Inverness. We catch up with the VIC32 again at Corpach, and join her as she steps up Neptunes Staircase and steams sedately up through Loch Lochy and Loch Oich to Fort Augustus and climbs down the Canal steps again to Loch Ness before steaming on up to Inverness. Running Time approximately 53 minutes
Sailing from Mallaig to the Isle of Canna, and from Arisaig to the beautiful Isles of Eigg, Muck & Rum with an escort of Dolphins.These are the distinctly different Small Isles - each with individual features. Canna has a unique medieval prison, built on top of a shoreside high crag to contain the wandering romantic urges of - a wife! Attention has been drawn from near and far to the community purchase of the Isle of Eigg, but this also has a grim historic backcloth of Clan genocide. Kinloch Castle on Rum is the ultimate example of Edwardian opulence, cast in a time warp just as it was left in the early 1920s, played to tunes on its own mechanical orchestrian. And Muck belies its name in just being a very pleasant Hebridean island. Running Time approximately 48 minutes
This new edition is a compilation of clips from the entire series, transporting the viewer along the highways and byways of Scotland's west coast and highlands & islands: by road and hill track, steam train and steam puffer, paddle steamer and Calmac ferry from Arran to Barra and beyond. This is the broad collective scene. But it is also a spectacular visual journey in itself, which would take many visits to encompass. Each separate Video/DVD brings into closer focus the character, beauty and interest of individual areas. Running Time approximately 58 minutes
Over the last two centuries, many thousands of people from these Outer Isles, willingly or otherwise, settled in North America taking their Gaelic culture with them. Their descendants may have no idea what they look like. This video will be of special interest to them. Sail from Uig on Skye to Tarbert on Harris, and see the prehistoric Callanish standing stones, ancient Dun Carloway and other scenes on the Isle of Lewis. Take in South Harris, Rodel, St.Clements Church, and the ferry from Leverburgh to North Uist; to the beautiful Isle of Berneray; see Lochmaddy and travel down through Benbecula to South Uist; to the Isle of Eriskay (Whisky Galore) and finally to Barra - blessed with the only airport in the world where scheduled flights land and take-off on the seashore. See for yourself!In this video you will be immersed in the feel of history spread over long centuries; of a living Gaelic culture, and a variety of scenes to tempt you to visit these enchanting Isles and the friendly, welcoming folk who belong here. Running Time approximately 59 minutes
Sailing from Oban on the CalMac ferry "Clansman" to the Isle of Colonsay, which has been inhabited for 7000 years. It is an historic island, St.Columba having landed there in the 6th century. The Augustinian Priory, now in ruins, was built in the 14th century. This is on the adjacent island of Oronsay, separated by a wide area of tidal shell sand The Strand which the Colonsay postbus crosses to deliver mail.Jura does not feature large in this video as filming was done at a time of travel restrictions.Islay was settled in the 3rd century, and became the headquarters of the Lords of the Isles at Loch Finlaggan from the 12th - 15th century after Somerled defeated the Norse invaders. Gigha is referred to as God's island, also with an ancient history. This video was shot before the community purchase in 2002.The paddle steamer "Waverley" passed us on our way to Colonsay, and so we made a short diversion to follow her on a few of her seasonal travels. Running Time approximately 57 minutes
For many generations of now senior citizens, born and brought up in and around Glasgow, joining the crowds of happy holiday trippers sailing doon the watter to the Clyde resorts of Dunoon and Rothesay, through the Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich and Tarbert, south to Largs, Ayr, Girvan and Ailsa Craig, across to Millport on Cumbrae and beyond to Brodick on the Isle of Arran, was a way of life now looked back upon with a mixture of nostalgia and affection.This video tries to recapture those memories of bygone days. The "Waverley" was built in 1947 and is powered by a Rankin & Blackmore of Greenock 2100 h.p.triple expansion steam engine, giving her a service speed of 14½ knots. Running Time approximately 60 minutes
The last sea-going paddle steamer cruising in the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Hebrides. Steaming to Oban, Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, the sacred Isle of Iona, the awesome pillars of Staffa, and the Isle of Coll. From Armadale through the narrows at Kylerhea to Kyle of Lochalsh, and on to Broadford & Portree on the Isle of Skye. To Mallaig and Knoydart on Loch Nevis. Passing Corran and Ardgour to Fort William and Loch Eil. Enjoyment of the passing Hebridean landscape and the onboard camaraderie, added to fine weather, completes a very special Waverley experience. Running Time approximately 60 minutes
The south-west of Scotland is remote from the madding crowds and traffic jams. It is steeped in history, especially of the early beginnings of the Christian Church in Scotland.It has a great many attractions to offer, and the tidiest agricultural landscape you will ever see. Yet it has long been by-passed and neglected by many visitors and even by a majority of Scots themselves. The scenes you will see in this DVD are just a taste of the many places and pleasures they have missed and you can enjoy. Running Time approximately 58 minutes
Ref: St Kilda
This 60-minute DVD made by film producer and camerman, Chris Mylne, includes St Kilda Story - the history of the islands as recorded on film from 1908 to 1980, incorporating archive film of the village up to the evacuation of the community in 1930; and Wildlife of St Kilda featuring the plants, animals and birds, including multitudes of sea-birds as well as the unique St Kilda wrens, field mice and Soay sheep.
Ref: Sea Stacks
This 60-minute DVD from film producer and cameraman, Chris Mylne, includes St Kilda, the Lonely Islands, made for Films of Scotland as shown on BBC1 and BBC2 in 1966, as well as Fair Isle, the Happy Island (1978), a portrait of the other remote island community owned by the National Trust for Scotland and which is still thriving.