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This was built in 1775 near Dunkeld, Perthshire and features regularly in tours provided by catswhiskerstours

It is a charming garden folly that was created to enhance the human experience of the power of nature. A circular building with an opening out onto a balcony, it sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Black Linn Falls on the River Braan.The Hall is surrounded by spectacularly tall Douglas firs making the location one of the most visually stunning in Perthshire.

The Hall is subject of a conservation project which aims to restore this popular building which atrracts 250,000 visitors each year and provides excellent photo opportunities.

The famous Domesday Book, which provides a snapshot of 11th. century England, went on-line Aug 4th 2006. This was an inventory commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085 following his 1066 invasion of England. Curiously, the whole of London and Winchester were omitted; some speculate that the statisticians of the day could not cope with the sheer volume of data. Research capabilty is currently restricted to a place name or person. Website is www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday
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Official 2006 opening August 6th. For the ensuing three weeks, Edinburgh will host 1,800 shows and 16,000 artists.This is the world’s largest arts festival entailing a record-breaking line-up of 1867 shows spread across 261 venues in the City. All of this activity places extreme pressure on existing facilities; the 16,990 performers have been forced into all sorts of contortions resulting in a number of improvised venues,viz:
– A show named Metamorphoses will take place in a hotel swimming pool.

-Some productions have found space in a rented bus.

A Midsummernights Tree will present acrobatics and a caberet in a tree in Belgrave Crescent Gardens.

More facts:

-Theatre comprises approximately one third of the programme, just ahead of comedy.

-It would take 5 years, 11 months and 16 days to see each performance back-to-back at a cost of about GBP14,000 ($26,000).

-There will be 28,014 performances, 94 pct more than 10 years ago.

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