Scottish Landmarks


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Presentation on Scottish Landmarks by pupils of Hamilton Grammar School for the visit of our friends from Donkorkrom in Ghana

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Scottish Landmarks

  1. 1. Scottish Landmarks
  2. 2. Edinburgh Castle <ul><li>Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress which dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hadrian's wall <ul><li>Hadrian's Wall is a stone and turf fortification built by the Roman Empire across the width of what is now northern England. Begun in 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the middle of three such fortifications built across Great Britain, the first being from the River Clyde to the River Forth under Gnaeus Julius Agricola and the last the Antonine Wall. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Old Course at St Andrews <ul><li>The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. The Old Course is a public course over common land in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and is held in trust by The St Andrews Links Trust under an act of Parliament. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) club house sits adjacent to the first tee and although it might be imagined that they own the course, they are but one of many clubs that have playing privileges on the course, along with the general public. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Turnberry <ul><li>Turnberry is a golf resort on the coast of the outer Firth of Clyde in southwestern Scotland. Located in South Ayrshire on the rugged coast, it comprises three links golf courses, a golf academy, a five-star hotel built in 1906, as well as lodge and cottage accommodations. The prominent rock island Ailsa Craig is readily visible to the west </li></ul>
  6. 6. Loch Lomond <ul><li>Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch, lying on the Highland Boundary Fault. It is the largest lake in mainland Britain, by surface area, and contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh water island in the British Isles. It is a popular leisure destination and is featured in song. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Kelvin Grove Art Gallery <ul><li>The Kelvingrove Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The building houses one of Europe's great civic art collections. Since its refurbishment the museum is the most popular free to enter visitor attraction in Scotland, and the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London. It is located on Argyle Street, in the West End of the city, on the banks of the River Kelvin (opposite the architecturally similar Kelvin Hall, which was built in matching style some years later. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bannockburn <ul><li>Bannockburn is in the vicinity of Bannockburn village, probably between the Pelstream and Bannock burns (streams) was the site of the Battle of Bannockburn fought in 1314 - one of the pivotal battles of the 13th/14th century Wars of Independence between Scotland and England. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Glasgow School of Art <ul><li>Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was founded in 1845 as the Glasgow Government School of Design , one of the first Government Schools of Design. In 1853 it changed its name to The Glasgow School of Art. Initially it was located at 12 Ingram Street, but in 1869 it moved to the McLellan Galleries. In 1897 work started on a new building to house the school on Renfrew Street. The building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Barrowlands <ul><li>The Barrowlands (more properly The Barrowland Ballroom ) is a major dance hall and concert venue in Glasgow, Scotland. The original building opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow's city centre. The &quot;Barras&quot; street market (more properly Glasgow Barrowland market), after which the area and the ballroom are named, continues until the present day. </li></ul>