Lest we Forget
We arrived in Blair Atholl just before mid day & spotted this band taking a salute outside Blair Castle's Gates. It was a Remembrance Service Parade held on the nearest Sunday to 11th. November. Blair Atholl is a very small place so we felt privilaged to walk with the parade to the war memorial & pay our own silent tribute.
Perth Cobbled Street in Detail
Down narrow side streets (in Perth called Vennels) you often will find beautifully lade cobbled streets, just wide enough for a cart to make its way loaded with produce to/from the harbour on the River Tay.
Each Vennel tells its own story, like Cut Log Vennel.
This picture is taken down Water Vennel.
Kinnoull Hill - Ancient Woodland and Views
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The best place for a view of Perth and the River Tay.
Warning - Steep cliffs at top and no guard rail - this is Britain - just wee signs warning you - but that's all.
Perth - Gateway to the Highlands
"My Home Town of Perth."
Well I have lived in the Fair City of Perth all my life so i will proclaim to knowing quite a bit about the place.
I will supply an honest, forthright view of Perth in due course.
Perthshire is a vibrant rural area covering 5,286 square kilometres. It has a population of around 135,990, representing around 58,323 households. Perth City, at the heart of the area is the largest centre of population with 43,501 residents while some of the area’s more rural locations have settlements of just one or two households. The area’s many attractive towns and villages, set in beautiful scenery, are popular tourist destinations.
Perthshire is in central Scotland in the United Kingdom. The historic town of Kinross marks the southern gateway to Perthshire which then stretches up beyond Blair Atholl to the Highlands. Its central location means that Perth City is within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.
Early 2005 has seen a few heavy falls of snow in Perth, here is a view looking towards Kinnoull Hill from the city centre, could be a scene from a Christmas card. Snow in my part of the world does'nt really hang around for to long.
Within easy driving distance of Perth you can find a few ski areas, Glenshee being the closest. Although not guarenteed snow all winter, usually around February time is the best to go.
"The River Tay"
Running through Perth is the River Tay, pictured to the right here is the Perth Bridge which spans the river in the city centre, the river can also be crossed using the Queens Bridge and on foot or rail on the Railway Bridge.
On the Perth Bridge there are markings of how high the river has been over the years including times where there has been quite bad flooding. A flood defence system ahs now been constructed to hopefully prevent this from happening again.