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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Monday, 25 February 2013

Wanderings with my camera

Cracker of a day so much so that I even ventured into the garden for a bit of a tidy up.  My daily dog walk took me over the fields up by Newton Castle and along up Kirk Wynd to have a look around the kirkyaird.  A large proportion of the headstones are in a bit of a mess now but nontheless fascinating to look at.  There is a lot of history in the Kirk Wynd corner of Blairgowrie and I have an excellent leaflet called 'Walk with the Ghosts' which tells you all about it, interestingly written by a near neighbour called Maurice Fleming



































Sunday, 24 February 2013

Waxwings

Today I had the privilege of getting up close to the phenomenally stunning winter visitor to our shores that is the waxwing, absolutely beautiful birds.  I spotted them in a hedge across the road that is laden with berries, so grabbed my camera and out the door furtively stalking them by the side of the road.  I saw some nearby a couple of weeks ago but didn't have my camera, but there has been quite a lot of sightings in Blairgowrie this year going by the local twitching hotline!  Apparently it has been a good year for waxwings so thrilled I finally got some photos of them.














Friday, 22 February 2013

Tay Rail Bridge - Dundee

I had a fleeting visit to nearby Dundee today so stopped and took a few photos of the impressive Tay Railway Bridge, shame about the low light but that's the way it goes.  You can read all about the bridge on the photos of the interpretation boards.  Few other photos of nothing in particular although you may recognise Desperate Dan from The Dandy, which sadly has now gone out of production.