Rare Black Grouse, Glen Quaich, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from central Edinburgh, Scotland and then embarked on an intensive sightseeing tour in central Scotland which covered:

  • The popular small town of Dunkeld with its historic Cathedral.
  • Watching canoeing on the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river.
  • A backroads trip through Glen Quaich where we saw snow-capped mountains and a rare Black Grouse ( game bird).
  • Taymouth Castle.
  • Scotland’s oldest inn (16th century) at Kenmore, on the eastern end of Loch Tay. We had lunch here.
  • 5000 year old stone circle at Croft Moraig, near Aberfeldy.
  • Canoe Slalom at white water rapids, Grandtully.
  • Deanston Distillery. Here we made a short stop for whisky tasting and purchases of single malts.
  • Doune Castle, famous as a location for filming ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’.

Canoeing, River Tay, Dunkeld, Scotland

Dunkeld Cathedral, Scotland

Dunkeld, Scotland

Telford Bridge, Dunkeld, Scotland


Glen Quaich Scenery, Perthshire, Scotland

Glen Quaich Scenery, Scotland

Taymouth Castle, Perthshire, Scotland

River Tay at Kenmore, Scotland

Croft Moraig Stone Circle, Perthshire, Scotland


Canoe Slalom, Grandtully, Scotland

Stills at Deanston Distillery, Scotland

Doune Castle, Perthshire, Scotland