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Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Scotland.

his evening, I am posting information on the central Scottish town of Pitlochry. This town, in its Highland Perthshire setting, became popular with visitors on the advent of the railway in late Victorian times and  to this day tourism plays a major role in the local economy.

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Peacock at Scone Palace.

This morning, June 5th., we departed our lodgings in Stirling, central Scotland and embarked on a trip as follows:

First to Scone Palace near Perth. Although the Palace is 19th century, the site is very ancient, reputedly a power base of the Picts but most importantly the ancient crowning site of the Kings of Scotland during the medieval period. Those to be crowned were required to sit on the Stone of Destiny, a block of sandstone, which is now represented by a replica with original in Edinburgh Castle. Inside the Palace are artefacts, paintings and antiques whilst outside are well-kept gardens with a small muster of Peacocks in attendance.

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Pass of Killiecrankie, Perthshire, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the stunning nature site of Killiecrankie which can be found roughly equidistant between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl (Blair Castle )  in central Scotland. In essence the site comprises a deep, wooded gorge at base of which flows the fast running River Garry.  In addition to the nature related attractions the site is also known for the Battle of Killiecrankie  which was fought in July 1689 between rebellious Jacobite troops and Government forces. The name ‘Killiecrankie’ appears somewhat quirky but actually translates as ‘Aspen Wood’ which appears very apposite.

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