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Tour de Perthshire du Tandem - Team Matilda welcomes Team Bluebird!

I have been uber excited over the past week or so as I have made a new friend! I am now ‘best pals’ with another tandem – called Bluebird – who kept me company on some rides and with whom I had lots of chats and fun! 4,377 more words

7. Laurence Keir (1738-1814) of Sauchie (Part III)

We continue the 7th Blog entry in this current series of articles looking at the Keir family from Aberdalgie. This is the final installment (Part III) in our endeavour to trace the children of  William Keir and Mary Clerk (therefore the grandchildren of Rodger Keir and Isabel Armour) – specifically looking at Laurence Keir eldest son and heir and his wife Marrion Paterson, (whose story is told initially in… 1,500 more words

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Innerpeffray: Scotland's oldest free lending library

“I have erected a Library… which I appoint and ordain to be preserved entire… for the benefit and encouragement of young students…”   

David Drummond

If somebody asked me where was the oldest free lending library in Scotland, I would have hazarded a guess at one of the institutions in Edinburgh – the National Library of Scotland, for example.   1,595 more words

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Old Favourites

It’s a while since I posted anything to this blog although I have still been adding walks to the website. There’s now a good selection of short walks around south Fife on the site, most of which I have been doing on Tuesday evenings. 583 more words

Fife

The Pictish stone of Fowlis Wester

Some of the churches in Perthshire contain the most extraordinary things.   I discovered this a while back, in the little village of Dunning;   and it was confirmed again last weekend, when I stepped into the cool shadows of St Bean’s church at Fowlis Wester, a sleepy little village about five miles to the north-east of Crieff. 1,381 more words

Scotland

Tay Bridge to Carnoustie on the Ooor Wullie Bucket Trail ... and Tour de Perthshire getting close!

After last Sunday’s hilly and wet ride at Loch Katrine, the “old gal” had a simple request when planning this weekend’s ride. “Can we do a flat ride in the dry?” she begged! 2,903 more words

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Perthshire - Summer season, 2016: "stay six days, see seven shows."

Best Theatre in Scotland

I can’t rate this place highly enough.  It’s a repertory theatre so you can see different shows each night, and two shows on matinee days. 1,448 more words

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