Pitlochry in Bloom

Pitlochry in Bloom, Scotland

Today, we visited Pitlochry in central Scotland. This town is popular with visitors and boasts two whisky distilleries, a special garden (Explorers),shopping and scenery.

We commenced by touring the Explorers Garden, which is relatively new, and  focused on the stories of Scottish plant hunters who risked their lives travelling around the world in search of new plants and trees for cultivation, commerce and conservation.

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Perthshire

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry

Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Scotland

The Explorers Garden offers good views of local mountain Ben Vrackie (or speckled mountain).

Ben Vrackie, the Speckled Mountain

Ben Vrackie, the Speckled Mountain, Pitlochry

 

Nearby is the popular Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Later in the evening we saw a rivetting performance of Dr. Angelus, a black comedy by Robert Dawson Scott.

Festival Theatre, Pitlochry

Festival Theatre, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Next we went to view the nearby Black Spout waterfall  which entailed a short walk through woodland. A few years ago, in this locality, I participated in an archaeological dig exploring a Pictish settlement.

Black Spout Waterfall, Pitlochry

Black Spout Waterfall, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Next, a walk into town taking in the local church and  Blair Atholl Distillery.

Holy Trinity Church, Pitlochry

Holy Trinity Church, Pitlochry, Scotland

Blair Atholl Distillery, Pitlochry

Blair Atholl Distillery, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Pitlochry, Perthshire

Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland

 

Today, weather was dry but overcast.

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