This evening, I am presenting some images from today’s visit to Dalguise, a small village in rural Perthshire.
The name Dalguise derives from trees, originally dal giuthas and means fir heugh. Heugh or haugh means river meadow. So, the original name means wooded river meadow, which is spot on!
Dalguise is a delightful small village with today’s unusual sunshine increasing the appeal of this magical place.
Like many villages, Dalguise was originally self-sufficient with it’s railway station, shop and Kirk (church). However, only the village hall remains operational today as a community resource.
Here are some sheep making a meal of fallen apples. I have never seen sheep eat apples before.
This building is actually Dalguise Village Hall. Unusually this is a two story building with the hall comprising a purpose built facility on the first floor. There are Ceilidhs and similar functions held here.
The following are images of Dalguise Kirk (church). Now defunct as a place of worship, it it used for holiday lets.
Entrace to Dalguise Village Hall.
This is Cottar House, wherein (allegedly) lived the role model for Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggy Winkle character, a washerwoman. This is quite feasible as Beatrix Potter spent time in Dalguise studying funghi and obtained inspiration for some of her characters in the locality.
Dalguise is something of an upsacle community with good number of holiday let cottages which are popular with visitors. Being close to Dunkeld and the main A9 road Dalguise is a good base for touring.