This evening, I am focusing on the Falls of Braan near Dunkeld in Perthshire. This is a popular visitor attraction which receives some 200, 000 visitors each year.

Originally, the falls were the centre piece of a private ‘finger’ of landscape garden owned by the Duke of Atholl. To approach the falls visitors enjoy a gentle walk along the banks of the River Braan, then through the tallest grove of Douglas Firs in the UK and finally to the viewing platform at Ossian’s Hall which was originally built as summer house in 1758 (for afternoon tea and the like).

The images together with this video clip were taken just recently with the layer of snow and ice reflecting the tail end of a very harsh winter.

The Braan, which at about 80 miles in length, is quite short. It contains salmon but, regrettably, and despite heroic attempts, the fish are unable to leap up the falls.

This site is owned by Scotland’s National Trust and entrance is free. I usually bring touring guests to the site when I am in the area.



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