Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Friday, 25 May 2007
Robert White, Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland. Ghillie on the River Tay with 30 years Salmon fishing experience. Salmon Fishing Scotland.
Thursday, 24 May 2007
Salmon fishing on the Tay can result in fine catches in the season. This is the view from our self catering cottage style apartment in Perth, ideally placed for the fishing enthusiast. For more information on Salmon Fishing on the Tay
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
This pleasant riverside stroll is great for clearing away the cobwebs after a long drive up or down the A9.
Situated just beside Dunkeld, the Hermitage is a National Trust for Scotland property on land which stretches up the River Braan from just off the A9.
The car park for the Hermitage is well signposted from the A9 near Dunkeld. From the car park, walk under the railway bridge on either of the two paths and follow the riverside to a delightful stone bridge and victorian folly known as Ossian's Hall overlooking the waterfall.
Further up the path you'll come across a strange little cave-like shelter. Have a look inside and you may see the hermit.For better self catering cottage rental than the hermit, try further down the A9 in Perth.
Self Catering Cottage Perth The Hermitage Dunkeld Scotland
The Hermitage near Dunkeld is a fantastic place for a walk. Make sure to see the falls of Braan from the observation platform and visit the cave where the Hermit stayed.
Stay nearby in a self catering cottage in Perth an excellent center for touring the Highlands.
Monday, 21 May 2007
Thursday, 10 May 2007
This is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Scotland, expressed so well in these lines:
The rose of all the world is not for me,
I want for my part
Only the little white rose of Scotland,
That smells sharp and sweet - and breaks the heart.
Thursday, 3 May 2007
- we'll be back soon...TH
Tuesday, 1 May 2007
These Oystercatchers were having a good time on the beach near St Andrews.
The oystercatcher is a large, stocky, black and white wading bird. It has a long, orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. In flight, it shows a wide white wing-stripe, a black tail, and a white rump that extends as a 'V' between the wings. Because it eats cockles, the population is vulnerable if cockle beds are overexploited. Breeds on almost all UK coasts; over the last 50 years, more birds have started breeding inland. Most UK birds spend the winter on the coast; where they are joined on the east coast by birds from Norway.
Many come to the East Neuk of Fife and stay locally to study the oystercatcher and others of the bird population.