Rampant Scotland Slide Shows and Videos

I've taken thousands of digital photographs over the last ten years or so and a large number of them have been collected together to create slide shows on specific Scottish locations or subjects. Many of the videos or slide shows have been uploaded to YouTube. A large number are only available there and are included in the index below. Also, you can click on Rampant Scotland Channel - YouTube - click on "see all" for the full current list there.

A number of these videos are included in Rampant Scotland in articles on subjects related to them. Links to these pages are also included in this index.

Finally, although they have not been created by Rampant Scotland, I have searched through YouTube for quality content on Scotland. In particular there is a collection of history programmes on BBC TV tracing the story of Scotland presented by historian Neil Oliver. Links to the YouTube videos of these ten, hour-long videos can be found listed at History of Scotland by Neil Oliver. And copies of the BBC TV series by Paul Murton on aspects of the histories of a number of Scottish clans have been uploaded to YouTube by various editors. These are listed on Rampannt Scotand at Scotland's Clans on YouTube.


  • World Pipe Band Championships 2012
    Slide show of photos of all the Grade 1 Finalists in the World Pipe Band Championships 2012 at Glasgow Green on 11th August with background music by Moira Kerr. See also a Web based slide show of even more graphics (160 of them) at World Pipe Band Championships 2012 Slide Show.

  • Scotland Photo Diary June 2012
    A collection of photos of some of the places visited in June 2012 - the wettest June in Scotland and the number of days with rain was among the highest in the last 50 years. Includes flowers from my own garden and Drumpellier Country Park, North Lanarkshire and Hogganfield Park in Glasgow. See also Scottie's Diary - June 2012 for graphics in large format.

  • Stirling Palace Heads
    Colourful replicas of 16th Century carved wooden heads in the Palace at Stirling Castle, Scotland. See more at Places to Visit - Stirling Palace Heads.

  • Scotland Photo Diary March 2012
    Slide show of pictures taken in Scotland in March 2012 in Edinburgh, Stirling Castle, Colzium Lennox Country Park in North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, Finlaystone Country Estate in Inverclyde. See also Scottie's Photo Diary - March 2012 for graphics in large format.

  • Riverside Museum Glasgow
    Slide show of Riverside Museum Glasgow and many of its exhibits. See also Places to Visit, Riverside Museum for index to Web-based slide show of larger versions of most of the graphics.

  • Glasgow City Centre Christmas Lights 2011
    Slide show of the Glasgow city centre Christmas light displays and other attractions in 2011. See also Scottie's Diary - Glasgow City Centre Christmas Lights, 2011

  • Edinburgh Christmas by Night 2011
    Central Edinburgh Christmas displays by night. See also the Day Time Edinburgh Christmas decorations slide show! See also Scottie's Diary - Edinburgh Christmas Lights, 2011 for still photos and text.

  • Edinburgh Christmas by Day 2011
    Central Edinburgh Christmas displays by day. See also Night Time Edinburgh Christmas decorations!

  • Scotland in Pictures 2011
    48 pictures from around Scotland illustrating scenery, buildings,flowers, animals and birds accompanied by songs by Moira Kerr.

  • Scotland Photo Diary September 2011
    Slide show of pictures taken in Scotland in September 2011 at the National Trust for Scotland's Greenbank Gardens, the RSPB Nature Reserve at Vane Farm, Loch Leven, RAF Battle of Britain Air Display at Leuchars in Fife and a small selection of butterflies.

  • Midlothian Pictorial Tourist Guide
    Slideshow covering Midlothian tourist attractions including castles, country parks and historic buildings.

  • Scotland Diary August 2011
    Slide show of pictures taken in Scotland in August 2011 at Falkland Palace, Geilston House garden, Greenbank Garden and Scone Palace.

  • Birds of Scotland
    Illustrating nearly 150 wild birds regularly seen in Scotland. See also a Web page version at Birds of Scotland While by no means all the birds whih can be spotted in Scotland, the slide show can be used for reference as it is in alphabetical order.

  • Great Crested Grebes
    Great Crested Grebes slide show showing courtship, nesting, feeding the young birds and the youngsters growing up, pictured at Hogganfield Loch Drumpellier Country Park Central Scotland

  • Lanarkshire Tourist Guide
    Slideshow covering North and South Lanarkshire attractions, castles, country parks and museums from http://www.RampantScotland.com

  • Scotland Photo Diary July 2011
    Slide show of pictures taken in Scotland in July 2011 at Drummond Castle, RSPB Reserve at Loch Leven, Hogganfield Loch and Drumpellier Country Park.

  • Islay Tourist Guide
    A tour round most of the tourist attractions on the Scottish Hebridean island of Islay including eight distilleries, Finlaggan, home of the Lord of the Isles and the villages of Bowmore, Port Charlotte, Port Ellen Port Askaig and the ferry to Jura. See also Flying Visit to Islay in the "Scottie's Diary" section of this site.

  • Scotland Photo Diary June 2011
    See also Photo Diary, June Part 1 and Photo Diary June Part 2 for graphics in large format including Loch Lomond, Clyde View Park Renfrew, Drumpellier Country Park, New Kilpatrick church stained glass windows, Wallace Monument near Stirling, Culzean Country Park and a number of new arrivals - baby birds and a fawn.

  • Wallace Monument, Stirling
    Views of the Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, near Stirling, including the statues in the "Hall of the Heroes" - David Brewster George Buchanan Robert Burns Thomas Carlyle William Gladstone John Knox David Livingston Hugh Miller William Murdock Alan Ramsay King Robert the Bruce Sir Walter Scott Adam Smith Robert Tannahill James Watt

  • West Lothian Tourist Guide
    West Lothian, Scotland, tourist attractions and places of interest. Includes Blackness castle, Linlithgow Palace, Hopetoun House, Beecraigs country park, neolithic Cairnpapple Hill, House of Binns, 5 Sisters Zoo, Kinneil House, Torpichen preceptory, Forth bridges.

  • New Kirkpatrick Stained Glass Windows
    Stained Glass Windows in New Kirkpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden, Glasgow. A Category 'A' listed building of national historical significance. Over 30 magnificent, colourful and technically briliant windows, many from the period 1885-1920 by masters of their craft.

  • Selected Scottish Churches, Cathedrals, Abbeys and Kirks
    Around 50 Churches, Cathedrals, Abbeys, Kirks from across Scotland - with hymns sung by Moira Kerr - www.MoiraKerr.com Graphics by Rampant Scotand, RampantScotland.com. Including St Giles, Edinburgh, Glasgow Cathedral, St Andrews Cathedral, Paisley Abbey, Arbroath Abbey, Dunblane Cathedral, Dunfermline Abbey and many others.

  • Scottish Photo Diary May 2011
    See also Scottish Photo Diary May 2011, Part 1 and Scottish Photo Diary May 2011 - Part 2 for graphics in large format plus descriptive text. Photos taken in Scotland during May 2011 at Glendoick, Baldernock, Bathgate, Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, Finlaystone, Kilmardinny Loch and Drumpellier Country Park.

  • Perthshire Tourist Guide
    This tourist guide to Perthshire, Scotland, includes views of Abernethy, Ben Lawers, Birnam, Blair Atholl, Blair castle, Castle Menzies, Cluny House Gardens, Crieff, Drummond Castle, Dunkeld, Falls of Dochart, Glenturret Distillery, Huntingtower Distillery, Killiecrankie, Loch of Lowes, Loch Tay, Loch Earn, Meiklour Beech Hedge, Muthill, Pitlochry, River Tay, Schiehallion, Scone Palace. Songs by Moira Kerr are "Closer to Heaven", I Know Where I'm Going" and "Highlanders".

  • Angus Tourist Guide
    Tourist attractions in Angus, Scotland including Arbroath Abbey, Brechin Cathedral and Tower, castles at Glamis, Broughty Ferry, Edzell, House of Dun, Montrose, Kirriemuir, Monikie Park, Pictavia and Pictish carved stones at Aberlemno and Meigle.

  • East Lothian Tourist Guide
    Slide show of pictures from East Lothian, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Includes Bass Rock, Crichton Dirleton Tantallon castles, Aberlady, Museum of Flight East Fortune, North Berwick Seabird Centre, Portobello

  • Scotland Pictorial Diary April 2011
    Pictorial diary for April 2011 recording flowers, butterflies, birds and animals at Culzean Country Park, Glenarn, Baldernock, during the month.

  • Glenarn Garden, Rhu
    Slideshow of the spring flowers (principally magnolias and rhododendrons) in Glenarn Garden, Rhu, Near Helensburgh, Scotland.

  • Argyll and Bute
    Argyll and Bute, Scotland - a pictorial journey round and about the area.

  • Scotland Photo Diary March 2011
    Out and About in Central Scotland in March 2011- Culzean Country Park in South Ayrshire, Lochwinnoch in Renfrew.

  • Kingdom of Fife
    Pictures from "Kingdom" of Fife including Aberdour, Anstruther, Balgonie, Cambo Estate, Dunfermline, Crail, Lower Largo, Culross, Elie, Falkland, Hill of Tarvit, Kellie Castle, Kirkcaldy, Pittenweem, Ravenscraig (castle), St Andrews (Golf course, castle, botanic gardens) Wemyss (castle). See alsoPlaces to Visit - Kingdom of Fife

  • Scottie's Photo Diary - February 2011
    Pictures of Scotland in February 2011. See also Scottie's Photo Diary - February 2011 for additional text and individual still photos. Includes graphics from Alloway, Ayr, Finlaystone Country Estate in Inverclyde, Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow, RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) reserve at Lochwinnoch.

  • Scottish Borders
    Attractions in the Scottish Border country. See also places to Visit - Scottish Borders - covering the history of the area, the Border Towns, abbeys, country mansions and great outdoors.

  • Snowdrops in Colzium Walled Garden
    Snowdrops and leucojum displayed in the walled garden at Colzium Estate, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

  • Scottish Parliament Inside and Out
    Slide show illustrating the architecture of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. See also Scottie's Diary - Scottish Parliament Building for accompanying text on the building.

  • Fair City of Perth
    Slide Show of graphics of Perth, Scotland. See also Places to Visit - Perth and Places to Visit - Norie-Miller Park, Rodney Gardens, Bellwood Riverside Park, Perth for more information and graphics.

  • Edinburgh Photo Tour
    Slide Show Tour of Edinburgh, Scotland. See also Edinburgh Photo Library for notes on many of the buildings plus more graphics on Edinburgh's attractions.

  • Glasgow Photo Tour
    A photo tour of the main visitor attractions in Glasgow, from the Rampant Scotland Web site. For more illustrations - and notes on most of the places featured here - go to Glasgow Photo Library.

  • Snow and Sunshine
    Slide show of pictures after the snowfall in November and December 2010 in suburban Glasgow. Although the snow caused chaos on roads, railways and airports, when the sun came out the effect was magical, especially later when frost formed on the branches of trees.

  • Glasgow Christmas Lights, 2010
    Christmas lights in central Glasgow in 2010. Mainly George Square, Gallery of Modern Art and its "Ceiling of Light" plus Buchanan Street, Argyll Street and St Enoch Square as well as some of the Christmas window displays in some of the shops. Due to travel disruption caused by snow falls in central Scotland, there's no equivalent slide show of Edinburgh Christmas lights this year!

  • Falkirk Wheel
    Time lapse sequence and other views of the Falkirk Wheel boat lift connecting the Union and the Forth and Clyde Canals in central Scotland. It was bult as one of the projects celebrating the Millennium. It is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, and is regarded as an engineering landmark for Scotland. The lift rotates through 180 in five and a half minutes taking two narrow canal boats in each arm, using very little power due to the balancing nature of the arms.

  • Scottish Calendar Graphics 2011
    48 Graphics of Scotland from the free 2011 calendar from RampantScotland.com - print on your own PC one of four pictures for every month. See Scottish Calendar 2011 for the actual calendar.

  • Butterflies of Scotland
    Most of the butterflies found in Scotland - Comma, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Orange Tip, Small Copper, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral. See also pictures and information at Butterflies of Scotland on this site.

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    Charles Rennie Mackintosh buildings and designs in Glasgow and nearby. Includes Glasgow School of Art, Hill House in Helensburgh, House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, Lighthouse Architecture and Design building (former Glasgow Herald offices), Martyrs' School, Miss Cranston's Tearoom, Queen's Cross Church, Scotland Street School.

  • Scottish Maritime Museum
    Illustrates some of the ships, models, building and equipment on display at Irvine. Includes the "City of Adelaide" the oldest surviving clipper ship in the world. See also the related illustrated article Places to Visit - Scottish Maritime Museum.

  • World Pipe Band Championships 2010
    The twelve finalists are shown with the winners ( St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin) first followed in sequence by 2nd, 3rd etc. I missed House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead so inserted a graphic of them from a previous year.

  • Rose Trials Tollcross Park Glasgow
    International Rose Trials at Tollcross Park Glasgow, Scotland, with music by Moira Kerr. This is a selection from 16 rose beds with over 240 varieties and approximately 4,100 plants. See also the related illustrated article at Glasgow Photo Library - Tollcross International Rose Trials.

  • Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis
    2,000 year-old Dun Carloway Broch on the Isle of Lewis. The drystone hollow-walled structure is found only in Scotland. They include some of the most sophisticated examples of drystone architecture ever created. This slide show is part of an article describing brochs, and the one at Dun Carloway in particular, at Places to Visit - Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis.

  • Standing Stones of Calanais
    On the Isle of Lewis with music by Moira Kerr. This series of ancient standing stones was erected 5,000 years ago for an unknown puprpose by the early inhabitants of the isand. There is an avenue of stones which narrows to a circle containing a small chambered tomb. And there are further lines of stones running to the left and right and above the central circle. From the air, it looks like a roughly drawn cricifix. See also the related illustrated article Places to Visit - Standing Stones of Calanais.

  • Tour of the Isle of Lewis
    Slide show of graphics from the isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland with music by Moira Kerr. Pictures include the Calanais standing stones, Dun Carloway broch, black houses, scenery, Lews castle and Stornoway. See also the illustrated article Places to Visit - Isle of Lewis.

  • Cygnets at Drumpellier Country Park
    A family of six cygnets at Drumpellier Country Park in North Lanarkshire, June 2010. Music is the waltz from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake"

  • Abbotsford House
    The home built by Sir Walter Scott by the banks of the river Tweed, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. The slide show is part of an article on this unique location at Tam's Rant - Abbotsford.

  • Antonine Wall
    Slideshow of aspects of the Roman wall built across central Scotland, now a World Heritage Site. Includes graphics of Bar Castle, Kinneil Fort & Bearsden Bath House. See also the article at Places to Visit - Antonine Wall.

  • Mull of Galloway
    Short video slide show of pictures from the Mull of Galloway - part of a Rampant Scotland article at Places to Visit - Mull of Galloway.

  • When the Pipers Play
    Slide show of some of the pipers and drummers at recent World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Background music is "When The Pipers Play" sung by Moira Kerr (see www.MoiraKerr.com for more songs. Pipe bands include 78th Fraser Highlanders, Clan Gregor Society, Field Marshall Montgomery, Grampian Police, Gransha, Newtownards, Simon Fraser University, Strathclyde Police, Western Australia Police.

  • Drummond Castle Slideshow
    The slide show is part of Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire - an illustrated feature page on why this is one of my favourite places to visit the castle with its Italian Renaissance style garden and its equally superb "kitchen garden".

  • Drummond Castle Video
    The video clips here are part of an article on Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire

  • Painted Lady Butterfly Slideshow
    The slide show is part of 2009 - A Painted Lady Year - In special years, clouds of Painted Ladies arrive along the south coast of England and reach as far as Scotland - creating a special "Painted Lady Year". I was able to photograph many hundreds of these lovely insects in Cambo Estate in north Fife for this slide show.

  • Painted Lady Video
    The video clip is part of 2009 - A Painted Lady Year.

  • Culzean Castle Slideshow
    This slide show illustrates the castle itself and is one of a number included in a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park - often called the "jewel in the crown" of all the National Trust properties. This illustrated feature on the attraction also contains no less than six video slide shows with lots more illustrations.

  • Culzean Walled Garden
    This slide show shows the flowers which can be seen in the Walled Garden at Culzean Castle. It is another of a number included in a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park This illustrated feature on the attraction also contains no less than six video slide shows with lots more illustrations.

  • Culzean Birds Slideshow
    This slide show covers a number of the birds to be seen at Culzean Castle Country Park and is included in a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park

  • Culzean Butterflies Slideshow
    This slide show concentrates on the butterflies photographed at Culzean and is included in a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park

  • Culzean Rhododendrons and Magnolias
    This slide show has a selection of the lovely rhododendrons and magnolias at Culzean and is another of a number included in a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park This illustrated feature on the attraction also contains no less than six video slide shows with lots more illustrations.

  • Culzean Country Park Slideshow
    This slide show focuses on the Country Park element as part of a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park.

  • Culzean Country Park Food Slideshow
    This slide show on the food available at Culzean Castle visitor centre and other locations in the country park and is included in a lengthy feature on Culzean Castle and Country Park.

  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
    This slide show is from an article Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh on the opening of the new 15 million multi-purpose building located at the main entrance of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. The Windows Media Video slide show illustrates some of the wonders of these world famous Botanic Gardens.

  • Five Sisters Zoo
    The slide show forms part of an article on >Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder, south of Edinburgh in West Lothian, with a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world, including Fennec Foxes, Porcupines, Bat Eared Foxes, Ring Tailed Lemurs, various varieties of Owls, Monkeys, Pigs, Goats, Ducks, Parrots and other birds as well as Meerkats, Prairie Dogs, Racoons, Wallabies, Otters and Guanacos.

  • 48 Pictures from the 2010 Rampant Scotland Calendar
    These pictures are from the Scottish Pictorial Calendar 2010, which you can print on your own PC with four possible pictures for every month of the year. And the only cost is paper and printer ink...

  • Blair Castle
    This slide show is part of an article on a visit to Blair Castle, Perthshire by guest writer "Tam O'Ranter" who was impressed by this castle and its grounds in the heart of Perthshire. He thought it had a certain 'wow' factor and hopes to return before long to see the parts he missed.

  • >Blair Castle - Hercules Garden
    This slide show relates to an article on the Hercules Garden in Blair Castle, Perthshire. The garden was established in 1743 and is currently being restored to its former glory.

  • Sunsets Slideshow
    A slide show of a selection of sunsets photographed in Scotland.

  • Gleneagles Hotel
    Pictures of the world famous golf course and the five-star hotel as part of Tam Takes Tea at Gleneagles Hotel - Tam, who is an aficionado of a well-crafted scone, went along to sample the delights as a birthday treat.

  • Scott Monument and Views From the Top
    Slide Show on the Scott Monument, Edinburgh in Princes Street Gardens and views from the top (all 287 steps) of the monument. The article covers the history of the monument and also looks at the life of Sir Walter, a man who not only wrote great novels and poetry but also focused attention on many of the aspects of Scottish culture and history that we take for granted today.

  • Christmas Lights, Glasgow 2009
    The slide show is part of an article on the Glasgow Winterfest and an extensive display of Christmas lights in George Square and surrounding streets.

  • Christmas Lights Edinburgh 2009
    This slide show illustrates Edinburgh's Winter Wonderland with the marvellous backdrop of Princes Street Gardens with the castle behind that. Then there's the 60 feet high illuminated Ferris Wheel and the ice rink and funfair and German Market to create that winter wonderland.

  • March of the Clans at "The Gathering"
    Slide show of 60 clans who participated in the March of the Clans as part of The Gathering 2009 in Edinburgh on 25 July, in Holyrood Park. Also on YouTube.

  • Culross, Fife
    On a visit to Culross in Fife Tam thought the great thing about the place was that it does not really look very Scottish at all. He then found out more of the history of the place which explained why it looked more continental than many Scottish towns. And he was impressed by the local hero, Admiral Thomas Cochrane who was the real life captain whose legacy lives on thanks to the Hornblower character in C.S. Forester's books and more recently in Captain Jack Aubrey as in the book and film of 'Master and Commander.'

  • Summerlee Heritage Park
    Slide show (plus video clips of an electric tram operating) illustrating the article on visiting Summerlee Heritage Park said to be "Scotland's Noisiest Museum" which relates the story of Coatbridge - known as the "Iron Burgh" - and its major role in the production of iron using the hot blast process which made Scotland a world leader in the production of cast iron which was at the heart of the country's 19th century industrialisation.

  • World Pipe Band Championships
    Slide show of some of the pipers and drummers at recent World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Pipe bands include 78th Fraser Highlanders, Clan Gregor Society, Field Marshall Montgomery, Grampian Police, Gransha, Newtownards, Simon Fraser University, Strathclyde Police, Western Australia Police.

  • Castles of Scotland
    A selection of nearly 60 castles from Scottish Castles Photo Library giving a flavour of the historic buildings across Scotland. Also available at YouTube - Castles of Scotland.

  • Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    The Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston has largely set up to educate and entertain the younger generation with farm animals, birds and exhibits but it also includes an Anderson shelter that brings back memories of war time for the older generation. Personally, I did give the "bouncy castle" shaped like a cow, complete with udders, a miss! Also available via YouTube - Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

  • Snowdrop Festival
    In February and March each year selected gardens and estates across Scotland participate in a "Snowdrop Festival" which encourages people to see their displays of these harbingers of Spring. The slide show is part of an article on the Snowedrop Festival at the Cambo Estate in Fife. The slide show is also available via YouTube Snowdrop Festival

  • Skelmorlie Aisle
    Built in 1636 as a shrine by a Scottish knight to keep alive the memory of his wife Dame Margaret Montgomerie who had been killed in a riding accident a few years earlier. The Renaissance canopied tomb of Italian marble stands 18 feet high above the burial-vault, almost reaching the painted barrel vaulted timber ceiling. It is regarded as one of the most ancient and ornate in Scotland. The video slide show can also be seen on YouTube - Skelmorlie Aisle There is also an illustrated article at Places to Visit - Skelmorlie Aisle





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