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.

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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Harvest Time





It's been a lovely day today, if a bit windy, my hat blew into a field of cows, but luckily I managed to retrieve it. The combines are hard at work getting the harvest in after having to stop for 2 days due to the weather and the wheat having to dry off again. All my guests are away to Scone Palace to the Runrig concert, I'm sure they will have a great time and tell me about it tomorrow.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Clouds in the Sky


There were some lovely cloud formations in the sky this morning, note how blue the sky is, not being having much of that this August!! I actually feel embarrassed by the amount of rain we have had this month, I feel sorry for my guests touring around. But I must remember what fantastic weather we had in May and June. With September just around the corner you can feel the change in the air and the colours on the leaves slowly starting to change. The Rowan tree berries are a very vivid red and apparently that means we will get lots of snow in the winter, just have to wait and see if it is true.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Blairgowrie Community Campus





Tomorrow is the start back to school after the summer holidays for primary and nursery pupils into their brand new school. Yesterday we had an official visit/tour around the facilities. All I can really say is that it is amazing. Unfortunately I could not get any photos inside as there were too many people in the way! I couldn't believe how huge the school is inside, it will take the pupils a few days to get their bearings. All the classrooms are quite open plan with no doors, all the equipment is state of the art, a beautiful library, gym, media centre etc, etc. My children are excited about school lunches as they will be given a top up card to pay for meals and they have to scan their fingerprint when they go into lunch. The teachers have a huge balcony running off from their staff room, from where they can monitor the gates and playground and perhaps catch a few rays of sunshine!! It really is a school for the 21st century. The local community and clubs will also have access to many of the facilities after school hours.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Woodlands Road & Golf Course Road




After I had been at the playing fields I continued along Piggy Lane to join up with Woodlands Road. There are some beautiful houses along in this area and I came across a field with some 'wild' boar along with lovely little piglets. I then turned right along Golf Course Road and back to Perth Road and home.

New Playing Fields




Yesterday I took a walk along up the side of the cemetery and across a field to join up with a lane called 'Piggy Lane'. The new Primary School has been built on some playing fields so they were relocated nearby. There is a lovely wild area with a wildlife pond. I hope the Sports Fields will be well used.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Geocaching

Have you ever heard of Geocaching?, well I hadn't until today through the power of Twitter. I have been finding out all about it and in a nutshell you use a GPS tracker to locate a 'cache' hidden somewhere, like a high tech treasure hunt. It seems to be worldwide and there are over 8oo locations in Perthshire. In July next year in Perth there is a major event called Mega Scotland and to get more information on Geocaching click here. I'd love to give it a try, but I don't have a GPS tracker, yet!!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Trikes, Bikes and Automobiles





On Saturday night I had a lovely group of guests from Germany arrive in a cavalcade of different vehicles, it was fantastic. They stayed with me for 2 nights and headed further North today on the start of an exciting trip around the Scottish mainland and Islands.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Blairgowrie Bowling Club

Whilst out for a walk today I passed by the bowling club so I took a photo for you. Whoever looks after the grounds does a fantastic job. Click here for a link to their website.