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.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Kindrogan Forest - Kirkmichael

There are some new waymarked walks in the village of Kirkmichael, one of which leads you into Kindrogan Forest.  You go past the old Log Cabin Hotel, which became the Pinetree Hotel, but seems to show no sign of life. Glen Derby is an electic dream of log cabins, nestled in the forest....bliss.

The Birnam Oak

Ages ago I went over to the neighbouring village of Dunkeld, which is Birnam, to have a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Tay.  I also wanted to have a look at the ancient Birnam Oak tree, which is mentioned in ancient folklore, in association with Macbeth. It is a lovely walk and the tree itself is spectacular. There are also some interesting headstones in the local churchyard.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Scone Palace - Twilight Illuminations

For Halloween weekend, Scone Palace held a Twilight Illuminations event. It was a taster for a bigger and better event for next year, I believe. I was lucky enough to get a free invite, a perk of being a local B&B I suppose.  I understand the creative director for the ever popular Enchanted Forest event at Pitlochry was involved.  I enjoyed it, it was a crisp October evening and very busy. The lighting was very well done around the grounds with the highlights being the Graveyard and Moot Hill. There were actors taking part and my favourite was Lady Macbeth.