Queen's View, Loch Tummel
Queen’s View, Loch Tummel, Scotland
 
This evening, I am focusing on a popular visitor site in Perthshire, Central Scotland, namely Queen’s View  which is located between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. 
 
After which Queen the view is named is a subject of speculation. Queen Victoria visited in 1866 but it is thought that the nomenclature relates to Queen Isabella of Mar ( 1277-1296),  first wife of King Robert the Bruce.
 
The scenic view is of Loch Tummel with a mountain named Schiehallion in the background.  The loch is 11km long and about 1km wide. In 1950 the loch was incorporated into a hydro-electric scheme which resulted in a raising of the water level by some 4.5m ( about 13 feet). Access is via a minor leading off the A9 main North-South route.
 
The site forms part of the Tay Forest Park within which can be found a variety of wildlife including ospreys, chaffinches, wild geese,  red squirrels, buzzards, eagles, red deer, pine marten and capercaillie.
 
Close to the viewing point is a visitor centre with shop, refreshments and parking.
Queen's View, Loch Tummel

Queen's View, Loch Tummel, Scotland

 
Skein of Geese, Loch Tummel

Skein of Geese, Loch Tummel, Scotland

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