Welcome to Gilmore House, Bed and Breakfast, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

This blog is my random ramblings and photos of what is going on in the B&B, my life, but generally my little jaunts out which I hope will give you a taster of all the wonderful excursions to do in our area. Please feel free to comment and you can also interact with me on Facebook and Twitter.


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Beavers and Ospreys at Loch of Lowes

Managed to spend a couple of evenings at Loch of Lowes this week.  The Osprey family this year have 3 youngsters that all fledged last week, so I thought I may see some flying Osprey action. The first evening upon arrival I came across a person's ex mistress, or maybe there was more than one.   Once in the hide, almost immediately a beaver swam past.  The Opsrey chicks were crying for food, so was pleased to see some fishing going on. also saw a Merlin with its dinner.  Was chatting to a man who had some amazing pictures, taken on the Cardney estate, of one of the Ospreys fishing. The second evening, the Ospreys were just hanging about in the trees, but the beavers were swimming about.
This is probably a great time to go along to the loch in the evening, as you are pretty much guaranteed to see things going on.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Corbenic Poetry Path

The Corbenic Poetry Path was a very interesting recent walk. I found out about it from the Murthly Castle Website, so noted it down. The Corbenic Walk is around the Corbenic Camphill Community which is on the A822, about 30 minutes away. There is a small parking area on the right hand side and the walk is a circular.  As per usual I got all weather thrown at me, rain, sleet and bright sunshine, but it is enthralling what they have done. Highly recommended.

Perthshire Amber Inspirations Photographic Walk at Murthly Castle

At the beginning of November I booked a place on a photographic walk organised as part of the Perthshire Amber Festival. The walk was held at Murthly castle, in emm, Murthly, so really close to home.  Stuart Blance was the man responsible for taking us around with hints, tips and photographic advice. Unfortunately it was a bit of a murky morning, with slight drizzle, but the sun did attempt to show itself.
The driveway up to the Castle is amazing, seems to go on forever and the best bit was seeing so many red squirrels. Everyone attending parked up at the front of the castle. There was a real mix of people from England, Holland, Switzerland, Germany and they were all very pleasant. The laird gave us a brief history and we headed into the front formal gardens. We then went up by the castle and into the woodland and down to the river. The walk finished in the stunning chapel. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and to be able to ask questions to an experienced photographer.