The Burning of the Moors

From my house, I have unrivalled views of the moors, and occasionally in Springtime I see plumes of smoke rising in the distance. Nothing to worry about - it is just the gamekeepers burning the old heather to allow new shoots to poke through. The red grouse love these shoots and this in turn keeps … Continue reading The Burning of the Moors

The King Once Came Here

Getting here: Several ways. Shortest, but hardest is to go to Thruscross Reservoir..drive to the top end and park at Red Gate. Walk up the track for about a mile then turn left and bimble about on the open moorland for a couple of miles. I will appear in front of you when you hit … Continue reading The King Once Came Here

The Strange Afterlife of the Reverend Robert Kirk

Getting there: From Glasgow follow the A81 north to Aberfoyle. From Stirling follow the A84(T), A873 then A81 west to Aberfoyle. From Callander follow the A81 south to Aberfoyle or, for a more scenic route, take the A821 – known as The Duke’s Pass – via The Trossachs. The car park is in the centre … Continue reading The Strange Afterlife of the Reverend Robert Kirk