Mackenzies Blog

Darnbrook Fell Hello - hope you are all keeping safe and well My 11 year old grandson Mackenzie has started a blog. I have been helping him quite a bit with it - but he has some excellent ideas and writes very well. So far I have taken the photos, but I have given him … Continue reading Mackenzies Blog

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 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

The Last Witch to be Burnt in Perthshire

NN87980 24321 Along the A822 road past Crieff and then Gilmerton, shortly past here is a small road to Monzie and the Glenturret Distillery or Famous Grouse Experience. Go on this road and after a just a coupla hundred yards you’ll see the large old gatehouse for Monzie Castle on the left. Ask at the … Continue reading The Last Witch to be Burnt in Perthshire