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Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Highland Chocolatier

Chocolate at Legends of Grandtully - The Highland Chocolatier

Legends of Grandtully is a cafe half way between Pitochry and Aberfeldy and it is the home of Iain Burnett, ‘The Highland Cholcolatier’. If you like chocolate this the cafe for you. 

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The Birks of Aberfeldy

Waterfalls in the Birks of Aberfeldy
The Birks of Aberfeldy is the faerie glen of Highland Perthshire. A magical spot full of waterfalls and an incredible number of species of mosses, ferns, lichens and trees. So many species in fact, that it is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Birks were made famous in the 1780’s by Robert Burns who was inspired to write a song of the same name whist sitting on a natural stone bench half way up towards the top bridge.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Schiehallion is one of Scotland’s most famous munros. Its iconic conical shape and its role in the invention of contour lines are what it is most famous for. Whilst no venture into the Scottish hills should be underestimated, this is a straightforward walk on a good path. The return trip .........

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Highland Safaris

red deer feeding at Highland Safaris
Highland Safaris is located in Dull, down past Aberfeldy towards Glen Lyon. This place is fantastic and encompasses all sorts of fun, from feeding the red deer herd in the new Red Deer Centre, to gem panning, to drop-at-the-top cycle rides and private mountain safaris by landrover.
We have tried most of what is on offer at Highland Safaris and can highly recommend it all.

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Loch Garten Ospreys

The RSPB osprey hide at Loch Garten
Loch Garten is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just an hour or so up the road from Pitlochry. For decades, the RSPB have run an excellent Osprey Centre set up to give visitors and excellent view of an occupied osprey nest. As you can see in the above photo, the dead tree on which the birds nest has had to be repaired many times to stop it falling down.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Short summer nights

Here’s a short time lapse video of the view west from the roof of Knockendarroch over 4 days in June. Cracking weather and very short nights – only 4 hours of darkness!  11,500 photos condensed into about 2 minutes.

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