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Earl this morning I drove up fro Glasgow to Dunkeld in Perthshire, central Scotland. This is one of my favourite spots. At this time of the year the trees are magnificent as the leaves change from shades of green to a whole range of browns, golds, russets and other variations. Unfortunately, the weather today was appalling with heavy rain in both morning and evening. However, I did manage to secure a few decent shots of the trees and scenery in transition to winter. These were taken near a small village called Dalguise which is known for its generous endowment of trees of all shapes, sizes and types.

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This morning, I collected guests from Edinburgh Marriott (Dalmahoy) at 9.00 am and proceeded north across Forth Road Bridge to East Neuk of Fife as follows:
  • Lower Largo where was born Alexander Selkirk, the real role model for Robinson Crusoe. We stopped at the sandy beach here to admire the scenery.

Lower Largo Beach

  • St. Monans with its historic church the interior of which features model ships suspended from the ceiling.

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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.

Here is a nice image of the local country side which I could not resist.

The following two images are of nearby fishing beats on the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river. Salmon fishing is big business in this area.

The following images were taken in and around Dalguise Village.

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.

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