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, 19 November 2016

Drummond Castle Garden's and Keep - Crieff

In September I made a re-visit to Drummond Castle Gardens, as the Keep was going to be open to the public as part of Door's Open Days. Fortunately the Sunday was absolutely beautiful weather, the day before would have been a washout. Naturally the views from the top of the Keep were spectacular over the strathearn valley. The gardens are still amazing and were used in Outlander, I believe. I have only recently got hold of the series Outlander and only made it through the first episode so far. Took far too many photos, but maybe that is good as my photography interest has dropped off and I sometimes struggle to get my enthusiasm, I once had for it, back.  For example this morning it was a beautiful freezing cold day with lingering mist. I was out with the dogs and the light playing on the ground etc was stunning, but I never had my camera nor my phone camera.


























Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail

Back in the summer the city of Dundee hosted the Oor Wullie's bucket Trail.  Over 50 painted statues were placed all over Dundee and their was a trail map so you could easily find them all.  It was all in aid of a charity for sick children and at the end of the summer they were auctioned off and went for amazing prices.  The trail was massively popular and it certainly got you around places in Dundee you may not necessarily encounter. I only got around to finding a fraction of the statues, but it was enjoyable fun. Dundee continues with it's major revamp along the waterfront and will be stunning when completed.