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Aug 8, 2015 - Crannog Crag, Dunkeld, and Whiskey

August 8- We headed out early this morning back through Aberfeldy to backtrack to Crannog Crag on Loch Tay. This was a demonstration of a primitive housing on the Loch in 500 B.C. It was an interesting demonstration on how people cleverly adapted in a world without power or even much metal. We learned a lot about how to use a string and a bow as an early power tool to drill holes in rocks, act as a lathe, and make fire. Not exactly Black and Decker, but it got the job done in the hands of a skillful user. From there we headed to the...

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Jul 22, 2015 - Pitlochry

Wednesday July 22 After breakfast we briefly met with Mairi (our landlady) who informed us that her mother had just passed away and asked if we could check out earlier on Thursday morning as the funferal was set for 11:00am. We drove into Pitlochry and then to the Loch Tummel where we first went to the Queen's View and then went for a forest hike at Allean in the Tay Forest Park, spending the rest of the morning walking on really good trails through the woodland. It was sunny for the most part although we did have a brief shower or two. We...

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Jul 21, 2015 - Pitlochry

Tuesday July 21 At the Ellangowan House B&B, we were up for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and enjoyed a home-cooked breakfast before seeking out the local laundrette (which we found with no problem). We only had to wait ten or so minutes before we could use one of the two machines. We have become quite familiar with the UK laundrette routine, and after completing the task we put the clothes in the car, moved it to a public lot and went for a walk around Pitlochry. Our next stop was the Explorers Garden behind the Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The...

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Jul 20, 2015 - On to Pitlochry

We arrived in Pitlochry and did not have much difficulty in locating our B&B for the next few days. The Ellangowan B&B was a large Victorian house with high ceilings and spacious rooms. It was very nice -- clean, spacious and well looked after. We were glad to get to bed early!

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May 19, 2014 - Pitlochry

It was a lovely sunny morning when we went for a short walk along the shores of Loch Ness and round in a loop through the Lower Foyers Cemetery and back to the campground before we headed off again today. We retraced our route along the one way road with passing places back to Inverness as we’d been advised this was the best way to Pitlochry. It was a lovely drive and after a short detour to Castle Blair (where we decided not to pay the entrance fee to see the castle and gardens) we arrived at Faskally Caravan Park (PH16 5LD) mid-afternoon....

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May 11, 2011 - Inverness to Pitlochry

This was another day of beautiful scenery and mini-adventures as we headed for the town of Pitlochry. Our excursion today was a side trip to the top of CairnGorm mountain, a very popular skiing area. The last 1500 ft. climb is a popular walk up, but we opted for the funicular railroad. The top station (3600ft. one of the higher mountains for Scotland) was cold and windy. but the views fantastic. As we stood there, with a hot drink, we could watch the rain move across the valley. After enjoying the fantastic views, we traveled back down and...

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May 11, 2009 - Pitlochry to Craigellachie

Mom and Dad got up early to go for a walk before breakfast as the sun was shining and they know from past experience that it’s hard to get anfy exercise in on Mr. Ferguson’s trips! Shermie and I went with them because Shermie wanted to go past his old field, which we did, and we took some pics! Shermie was SO happy that Mom was afraid he might not come home with us (but he’s a smart sheep; he knows he has a good thing going on in Calgary). After breakfast we made our way through town to the nearby Edradour distillery – the smallest in...

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May 23, 2007 - Day 6 - Distillery Swan Song

Distillery Swan Song Today we stayed in Pitlochry and visited the last distillery on our list. We started out the day walking along a tree covered trail from the old folk's home, ah, our hotel, along the river to the towns' hydro plant and fish ladder. They had viewing windows, so when the salmon run you can see them working their way upstream. We went across an old suspension walking bridge that Jennifer did NOT like and walked down to the Blair Atholl distillery. It is one of the oldest in all of Scotland. All four of us took the tour...

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May 22, 2007 - Day 5 - Petite Pitlochery

Petite Pitlochery (and the smallest distillery to boot!) This morning we launched early on the Edinburgh to Pitlochery train. This is a very picturesque location on the banks of a scenic river. After lunch we headed up to Scotland's smallest distillery, Edradour. We wish our friend Mark Scott (B.S., Brewing Science and general expert on all things spirit related) could have been with us today. Edradour's output of 16 casks a week output pales in comparison to the larger facilities that might put out 16 casks in an hour. We "nosed" the fumes...

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Oct 28, 1976 - Pitlochry

After breakfast, while Wendy and Ian went on a shopping expedition, I did some ironing, tidied up and packed up a few thigs. We had some toasted cheese for lunch and then the three of us left in the van for a trip around Scotland. We drove up through Stirling and Perth and got as far as Pitlochry where we cooked our meal in the back of the van on our little gas cooker. Then we drove to the local pub where we stayed till after 10pm, and then we drove to a big car park and slept the night.

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