House of Bruar
As well as a large men's and women's clothing store there was an even larger department store selling anything from gifts, house wares, soft furnishings and manchester.
Another store sold gourmet foods. Confectionery, chocolates, jams and preserves, biscuits and delicatessen items.
There was a very nice tearoom as well. I chose a piece of apple pie. They had large bowls of cream and berries where you just helped yourself. I was in heaven! And not that expensive either.
Another place of interest was the exclusive art gallery at the back. Worth a look! but I doubt you'll buy anything!
Also an antique store where I nearly bought an old walking stick for 15 pounds...bargain!
The Salmon Ladder
The best part of the salmon ladder is the walk there. There are two paths to the ladder. The best way is over the swing bridge.
Anyway the Ladder was built when the dam was constructed in the 1950's to enable the salmon to make their way up stream into the dam. A series of ponds each higher than the other and connected by a doorway allow the fish to slowly climb upwards.
Pitlochry, in the heart of Scotland
Another over-nighter. Pitlochry is a very pretty town, definitely how I imagined it would be. It's a small and beautiful town, the buildings/houses are beautiful - nothing like this back homein Australia. It doesn't take very long to walk around Pitlochry, so take your time, there's no rush!
From Pitlochry you have gorgeous views of surrounding mountains. Even with the storm clouds the scenery is amazing. The night I was there there was a huge storm, thunder and lightning and A LOT of rain. But I don't mind storms (as long as I'm safe and warm I don't :) ), and it was nice to watch from the bedroom window at the B and B (see accom. tip for view from my room).
A local footpath leading down to Atholl Rd. I know it's probably not the safest thing for someone travelling alone to do - but I did spend some of my time checking out 'local' footpaths, and just strolling around back streets of towns.