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, 22 February 2014

Trip to West Lothian

The children had their half term this week, so as my eldest was desperate to see her new baby cousin again we ventured out of Perthshire.  Not into Edinburgh this time as the new baby cousin and her parents have moved into the countryside of West Lothian, a far cry from the bustling street of Leith Walk.  Having never really explored around West Lothian I must say I was impressed, lots of things to see and do.  The children were less than impressed as they know full well my tendency to suddenly stop and take photos of 'things'. Passed by a Korean War Memorial and naturally had to do a quick reverse and stop for a quick look.  On the way home and as the sun was out I couldn't resist stopping at the quaint North QueensFerry to admire the splendour of the Rail Bridge.  There was some great pieces of driftwood washed up on the shore, but I managed to hold myself back from throwing some in the back of the car. 
A few blogs ago I mentioned that they had moved the Blairgowrie Highland Games dates to June...or was it July, well they have moved it back to the original date in September again, so as you were.























Saturday, 8 February 2014

Taste Our Best - Visit Scotland

On Thursday I went down to Scone Palace for a 'Taste our Best' workshop which is a new quality scheme with Visit Scotland. It is all about promoting and using Scottish/local food in your establishment.   In my smugness I can probably say that the B&B has been using 'local' for a good while now and have already invested a bit of time sourcing and promoting it.  The laurels though go to the good ladies from P&K council who did all the legwork for getting the 'Perthshire Breakfast' scheme of the ground and inspired me. Always learning though and picked up a few wee tips and leaflets.  I won't know if the B&B can get the  'Taste our Best' accreditation until it has it's next visit from the quality and standards inspector.
On Friday I went to Glenshee ski-ing, loads of snow at the moment.


















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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Blairgowrie Riverside Refurbishment

Back on here sooner than I had anticipated, but as the sun made a brief appearance this afternoon I went down to see how the work was getting on at the Riverside.  Did I mention this before? probably! my head is a bit mince at the moment.  Yes, the park area down by the riverside is getting a major refurbishment and I think will look really good, not think, it will.  I made an illegal move and squeezed in between the security fences to get into the new garden part for some photos.  Nice to see the sunshine as well and a different muddy wander, tend to be just shuffling round the nearby muddy fields with the dog at the moment.