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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Highland Perthshire Bagpiper Scotland


A bagpiper performing in Highland Perthshire, Scotland.

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Monday, 28 April 2008

Alexander Cameron Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Alexander Cameron Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Auchterarder Cemetery, Strathearn, Scotland. In loving memory of Alexander Cameron, died 30th June 1902, aged 78 years.

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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Jane Rutherford Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Jane Rutherford Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Glendevon Parish Churchyard, Perthshire, Scotland. In memory of Jane Rutherford of Glendovan, youngest daughter of the Late James Rutherford of Ashintully, born August 1772, died April 1860.

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Friday, 25 April 2008

Abernethy Mercat Cross Perthshire Scotland


Abernethy Mercat Cross, Perthshire, Scotland. An aerial view of the Mercat Cross from the top of Abernethy Pictish Tower.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Ancestry Tour of Kinross Perthshire Scotland


Ancestry Tour of Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Ancestry Tours of Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland.

Ballinloan House Perthshire Scotland


Ballinloan House, Perthshire, Scotland. Beautifully situated with uninterrupted views of Glen Lyon and surrounding hills, Ballinloan House is a traditional stone farmhouse that was completely renovated and refurbished in 2000. The two and a half acres of grounds include a pond, river frontage and two burns running through the garden. The house, offering five star accommodation, is attractively decorated and equipped to an exceptionally high standard.

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Saturday, 19 April 2008

The Green Hotel Perthshire Scotland


The Green Hotel, Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland. A traditional, friendly family run hotel in a delightful part of Scotland. Here at the hotel, we pride ourselves on our service and excellent facilities and hope The Green Hotel will make your Scottish holiday all the more memorable. Having started in the eighteenth century as a popular coaching inn on the main route north from Edinburgh, the privately-owned Green Hotel has maintained its reputation for warm hospitality and excellent service. It holds to traditional Scottish values both in style and service. A vacation at The Green Hotel lets you experience the best parts of Scotland in intimate and individual surroundings.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Perthshire Helicopters


Kingsfield Helicopters, Perth Aerodrome, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland. Helicopters represent the most exciting aspect of aviation, they are challenging to fly, manoeuverable in the extreme and very versatile. Best of all helicopters do not need runways. There are hundreds of hotels, restaurants, golf courses and private sites throughout Scotland that welcome helicopter landing. With the land owners permission, almost any suitable open area can be used for landing, even your own garden. Kingsfield Helicopters.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Thomas Stewart Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Thomas Stewart Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Rattray Churchyard, Perthshire, Scotland. Sacred to the memory of Thomas G. Stewart, Mathematical Master in the Edinburgh Institution, who died from the effects of an accident, 4th March, 1863, aged 24. This stone is erected by his fellow Masters and Pupils who deeply deplore his untimely death.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Perth Races Festival Meeting Perthshire Scotland


Perth Races, Perthshire, Scotland. Perth Races, Festival Meeting, 23 - 25 April 2008. Perth Racecourse, Scone Palace Park, Perth, Scotland. First races from 2.20pm each day. Horse racing in the beautiful surroundings of Scone Palace Park. Top National Hunt Jockeys. Full facilities available, dining room, snacks, bars, betting. Admission, From £7 to £15. Contact, Perth Racecourse Telephone: 01738 551597.

Auchterarder Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland.

Dunkeld Street Aberfeldy Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland.

Corsiehill Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Corsiehill, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

Bankfoot Main Street Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Bankfoot, Perthshire, Scotland.

Cherrybank Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Cherrybank, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Kinnoull Tower April Perthshire


Two April views of Kinnoull Tower, near Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.


Kinnoull Tower was built by the 9th Earl of Kinnoull in the 18th century in imitation of the castles on the Rhine in Germany.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Perthshire Traffic Jam


Perthshire Traffic Jam. Scottish Shepherds and Sheepdogs on the road between Dunkeld and Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Perthshire Round Tower


Abernethy Round Tower, Perthshire, Scotland, was built in two stages and probably dates to the 11th or early 12th centuries. The key for the round tower can be obtained from Culdees tearoom situated adjacent to the tower. Culdees is a small, delightful tearoom specialising in home baking and home cooking. I highly recommend this Scottish Tearoom.

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Saturday, 12 April 2008

The Top Ten Perthshire Books

The Top Ten Perthshire Books.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Heart of Scotland Walks Perthshire


25 Walks in the Heart of Scotland. The Heart of Scotland is the magnificent walking country between Stirling and Perth, extending west to St Fillans and Loch Earn and north to Amulree in the Sma Glen, Perthshire. Easily accessible from all of central Scotland, it is a paradise for walkers.

The walks described here take in some of the most beautiful scenery in central Scotland. Included in this volume are routes where William Wallace fought and won his famous battle, the spectacular and popular Ochil Hills, Scotland’s oldest distillery at Glenturret, and the hiddden gem of Pitcairns Den. 25 Walks: Heart of Scotland (25 Walks).

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Archibald McGregor Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Archibald McGregor Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Trinity Gask Graveyard, Perthshire, Scotland. 1817. Erected by Ebenezer McGregor in memory of his son Archibald McGregor, who departed this life on March 27th, 1811, aged 30 years.

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Friday, 4 April 2008

Marjory Grant Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Marjory Grant Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This cross can be found in Kinfauns Churchyard, Perthshire, Scotland. In loving memory of Marjory Grant, beloved daughter of Robert and Susan Snell, who died at Seccieden, 15th April, 1897, aged 19 years.

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Thursday, 3 April 2008

Glenearn Country Cottages Perthshire Scotland


Glenearn Country Cottages, Perthshire Scotland. Welcome to Glenearn Country Cottages. Our cottages, Erinvale and Devonvale are new build. The cottages each have three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. They have been built to the highest standards combining superb modern accommodation with the spaciousness of days gone by. Glenearn Country Cottages are the ideal base for an unforgettable Scottish holiday. Each cottage is beautifully furnished and offers many thoughtful extras such as a patio area, outdoor furniture, fridge freezers, oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, gas central heating, large screen television, DVD or VHS player and many other personal touches. They are located in the town of Auchterarder, close to the world famous Gleneagles Resort in the heart of beautiful Perthshire.

Glenearn Country Cottages are a few minutes from the Gleneagles Championship Golf Courses and within an hour's drive of over 50 of the country's best golf courses including the championship courses of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns to name a few. Auchterarder is a haven for country and game sports enthusiasts and offers visitors some of the finest trout fishing, shooting, riding and walking in Scotland .

Whatever your interest, our exclusive accommodation provides the ideal base for a relaxing holiday in five-star surroundings.

Perthshire Visitor Attractions

A few Perthshire Visitor Attractions.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Located in Pitlochry, founded in 1951, the theatre is one of the finest attractions in the local area. Known as 'Scotland's Theatre in the Hills' the theatre shows a wide selection of plays ranging from farce and comedy to tragedy, catering for appreciative audiences which return every year to enjoy this theatre's special strengths. In addition to performances in the main auditorium the main season also features regular Foyer events, Concerts, Art and Craft demonstrations and pre-performance entertainment. And there is now a winter season programme.

Pitlochry Dam. Located in Pitlochry, each year between April and October an average of 5,400 salmon fight their way upstream from Atlantic feeding grounds to spawn in the upper reaches of the River Tummel. They must by-pass the Hydro-Electric dam at Pitlochry by travelling through the interconnected pools that form the Pitlochry "fish ladder" up and around the dam. Three resting pools provide patches of slack water for a break in the struggle against the current. The flow from the bottom of the fish ladder attracts the salmon into the first pool and from there they rise in steps through connecting pipes from pool to pool until they have climbed the height of the dam. Witness all at a very special attraction.

Blair Castle. Located five miles to the North of Pitlochry, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Blair castle enjoys one of Scotland's finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. With its roots in the 13th century, Blair Castle's history extends over some 740 years, during which time it has welcomed countless generations of visitors. At the gateway to the Grampian Mountains on the route north to Inverness, the location was highly strategic. Today we can enjoy the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place.

Queens View, Loch Tummel. Located approximately five miles North of Pitlochry, the spectacular view, considered one of the most famous in Scotland, is just one of the scenic views to be seen. There is now an exhibition and audio visual display "The cradle of Scottish Forestry" telling the history of people and forests in Highland Perthshire. There are the usual facilities such as tea room, toilets and shop (wheelchair access to all facilities) and car park. There is a car park charge (£1 at the time of writing) which includes entry to the exhibition and helps to maintain the site.

The Pass of Killiecrankie. Located three miles North of Pitlochry, The Pass of Killiecrankie, is renowned for its outstanding beauty and natural history. It has been gouged into the landscape by successive ice ages and meltwaters. The River Garry flows at the bottom of the Pass, while ancient mixed woodlands dominate the sides. Located 3 miles north of Pitlochry the site is owned and managed by The National Trust for Scotland.

Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. Located three miles North of Pitlochry, the Killiecrankie centre was the first purpose built countryside visitor centre in Scotland and provides the visitor with the opportunity to discover about the formation and history of the Pass, to experience the sights and sounds of its wildlife and to delve into the gory history of the Battle of Killiecrankie (1689). The centre holds the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award for excellent environmental management.

Castle Menzies. Located south of Pitlochry. Built in the late 16th Century and the seat of the chiefs of the Clan Menzies. Menzies castle was occupied by Cromwell's General Monck in the 1650s and by the Jacobites in 1715.Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed here in 1746 but in revenge the family were thrown out and the castle used by Hanoverian forces.Much of the present castle dates from around 1840 when extended during the Victorian era.During WWII it was used by the Polish Army. Now a clan centre for the Clan Menzies Society who acquired the castle in 1957.

House of Bruar. Located ten miles North of Pitlochry, the House of Bruar offers a variety of quality goods ranging from textiles to food to art, from wild flowers to all that is best from the Scottish countryside. Many of the items, especially the quality clothing is available.

The Falls of Bruar. Located ten miles North of Pitlochry, The Falls of Bruar walk - located just adjacent to The House of Bruar, a very tranquil and relaxing walk through a gourge of great natural beauty. Bruar gorge is a living memorial to the poet Robert Burns, who came here in 1787 to admire the falls. Burns wrote The Humble Petition of Bruar Water in which he urged the 4th Duke of Atholl to plant its, at the time, bleak banks with trees. The Duke duly obliged in 1796.

Bells Blair Athol Distillery. Located in Pitlochry, one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Here in Pitlochry, you can see the distillers utilising the most valuable of local resources, the crystal clear waters of the Allt Dour, the burn of the otter. After absorbing a few secrets of the distiller's art on a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your complimentary dram. You'll find the doors of this Perthshire Distillery open to visitors all year round.

Edradour Whisky Distillery. Just outside of Pitlochry, Edradour hold's the proud distinction of being the smallest distillery in Scotland. They are also the last original 'farm' distillery in Perthshire. You'll find Edradour nestling in a pocket glen in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands.

Ben Vrackie. Standing 2759ft above Pitlochry, Ben Vrackie is one of the most popular walks starting above Pitlochry. On a clear day the summit represents one of the very best view's of the surrounding area. Take the East Moulin Road from the centre of Pitlochry up to the pretty village of Moulin. From behind The Moulin Inn follow the road up to the car park, sign posted "Ben-y-Vrackie". The height, gradient and very good path means the summit is accessible in most weathers.

Pitlochry Golf Course. Designed by Willie Fernie and established in 1908, Pitlochry is a neat little course located at the north end of the village off the A924. A gradual climb over the first three holes is well rewarded by the view from the fourth. Generous fairways and many natural hazards make this an ideal holiday course. A number of open tournaments are held here throughout the golfing season, including the Pitlochry Golf Week.

Scone Palace. Scone Palace outside Perth is the family home of the Earls of Mansfield, the Ancient Crowning Place of the Kings of Scots, beginning with Kenneth MacAlpin and including Robert the Bruce, and the original home of the Stone of Destiny.

Aberfeldy Distillery. Aberfeldy Distillery was constructed somewhere around 1896-97, depending on your source, but opened for production in 1898. Aberfeldy is located in the rasberry-growing region of Scotland and overlooks the Tay Valley. The red squirrel on the label is inspired by the beautiful woodland setting that borders the distillery and is home to a colony of rare red squirrels. The distillery has been in continuous production since its inception, except for a short period during World War II.

Drummond Castle and Gardens. Drummond Castle was built by the Drummonds from Stobhall in 1491. After it was built, the castle became the residence and seat of the family. The castle itself is located outside of Crieff, 25 miles away from Stobhall, which is near Perth on the river Tay. The original portions of the castle are a classical tower keep that is found frequently in Scotland.

Loch Tay. Loch Tay is sixteen miles long and at its widest is more than a mile across. It runs from the south west (Killin) to the north east ( Kenmore ) and is flanked on either side by mountains. These include the Munros of Ben Lawers and Meall Greigh. On the north side is the main A827 road which also links Killin and Kenmore and is an important east-west corridor. On the south shore is a single track road which, although it takes longer, offers some fine views Loch Tay is renowned for its water sports, including River and Loch Tay salmon fishing, canoeing, paragliding, rafting, yachting and pleasure boating.

Perth Farmers' Market. At Perth Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of each month there is an abundance of fresh ingredients and quality products. From slabs of fresh red meat and slippery oysters to green, leafy veg to home made cakes, pies and wines you will find everything you need to create delicious meals.

Perth Theatre. Perth Theatre is a well-used and much-loved theatre. It has a charming Edwardian auditorium and contemporary front of house, backstage and production facilities, with rehearsal studio, wardrobe, construction workshops and paintshops on site. Perth Studio Theatre is currently home to Perth Youth Theatre (PYT) and is used as a rehearsal space. There are plans afoot to upgrade the studio for small-scale activities - intimate concerts, comedy, jazz, book events, children's theatre, music and drama clubs and workshops.

The Rosemount Golf Course. There are two eighteen hole courses at the Blairgowrie Golf Club, the Rosemount designed by James Braid and the Lansdowne designed in the 1970's by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas. In addition there is an excellent 9 hole course, The Wee Course, so it is easy to arrange a full day's golf at Blairgowrie.The Rosemount is a beautiful heathland course lined with forest of pine and silver birch, and is one of the most admired in this area. There is a liberal sprinkling of heather, broom and gorse off the fairways which at the right time of year add considerable colour to a lovely setting.

Big Tree Country. Visit some of the most remarkable trees and woodlands anywhere in Europe. Travel along our leafy country roads and explore remnants of Scotland's ancient wildwood, discover where modern forestry began in this country, marvel at the stunning specimens they introduced from around the world and perhaps have a close encounter with some of our woodland wildlife. Just a short walk from the city of perth is Europe's oldest tree, the world's highest hedge, Britain's tallest tree, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's 'Birnam Wood', and Europe's oldest living thing.

James Readdie Ancestry Tour of Scotland


James Readdie Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in the grounds of Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland. Erected to the memory of James Readdie, Builder, Perth, who died on 5th June, 1866, in the 56th year of his age. In peace, and in hope of a glorious resurrection.

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James Cameron Ancestry Tour of Scotland


James Cameron Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found within the old burial ground at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland. Erected by Jessie Cameron in memory of her grandparents, James Cameron and Jean Nelson, also her brother James, Boot Merchant, Carnoustie, who died while on a visit to Scone, 1st August 1888, aged 47 years.

Located just North of Perth, Scotland, Scone Palace is the family home of the Earls of Mansfield. Despite its historic setting, the Palace we see today was only built in 1802 by English architect William Atkinson, who went on to create Abbotsford for Sir Walter Scott.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Faskally Caravan Park Perthshire Scotland


Tour Scotland from Faskally Caravan Park, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland. Faskally Caravan Park is beautifully situated, near Pitlochry, amidst some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery in the heart of Highland Perthshire.