Saturday, 11 August 2007
Old Comrie Upper Strathearn and Balquhidder
Old Comrie Upper Strathearn and Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Fifty-one superb period photographs are featured in this history of the region around Comrie. Many fascinating, and long-gone, subjects are included, the old stone bridge at Comrie, which was replaced by the current one in 1905; the rope ferry which operated briefly while the new bridge was being built; Dunira House, home in the 1800s to Viscount Melville, the 'Uncrowned King of Scotland'; the railway stations at Comrie, St Fillans, Glenoglehead, Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Kingshouse, and Strathyre; the very grand Lochearnhead Hotel; the steamer Queen of Loch Earn plying its trade; and the 'camping coaches' at Strathyre - as well as a wealth of local scenes from the era before mass motorcar tourism. Apart from Comrie and Balquhidder, other locations featured are St Fillans, Loch Earn, Lochearnhead, Glenoglehead and Strathyre. Old Comrie, Upper Strathearn and Balquhidder.