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Stories and Tips Perthshire

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A blaze of copper and gold: fall colours in Scotland

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 01 Dec, 2010

Scotland used to be covered in woodland, but now only small vestiges of that ancient Caledonian Forest remain. Despite that, there are still many spots in Scotland where you can see the glorious foliage of the autumn (or fall, as the Americans would say). There…Read More

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Best hotels in Perth and around

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 29 Nov, 2010

A lot of Scotland's best sights are within easy reach from Perth and the town itself has a lot to offer, calling itself a "perfect centre" for a reason. The position on the border between Central Scotland and the Highlands, historical interest, excellent restaurants and…Read More

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Walking in Perthshire

Written by Red Mezz on 16 Nov, 2010

When you live in a country like Scotland - with vast expanses of open spaces and beautiful walk ways and camping and hiking and hill climbing to your heart's content - it's hard not to take it for granted. I know that seems a…Read More

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Perth's Finer Dining

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Mar, 2010

Perth is the first place in Scotland to have embraced the Cittaslow Charter, which requires attention to detail, use of local and seasonal ingredients and embodies the slow-food ethos diametrically opposite to the industrialised fast-food, chain franchises. This focus on quality is reflected in…Read More

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Dunkeld & Birnam

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Sep, 2009

Dunkeld, for most of the year a little sleepy town about 15 miles north of Perth along the A9, is one of my favourite places in central Scotland (although I suspect that technically it's possibly already in the Highlands).Dunkeld lies low on the banks of…Read More

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Short Breaks and Day Trips from Perth, Scotland

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Sep, 2009

Perth advertises itself rather grandly as a "perfect centre", and although the town itself falls rather short of this line of copy, Perth itself and the area around it is certainly an excellent starting base for exploring a lot of Scotland: from the known attractions…Read More

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Why Holiday at West Cottage?

Written by shaunandtrish on 28 May, 2005

I've described the features of the property in the accommodation journal, but I feel compelled to add more because I don't really feel that it fully describes just why you should holiday there. We've been twice but will probably return as many times as health…Read More

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West Cottage, Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Written by shaunandtrish on 05 Jun, 2004

This is a lovely little single-storey cottage miles from anywhere in the middle of rolling agricultural land. It’s at the end of a short track off a very quiet single carriageway road (about one car every half hour passes by). The nearest village…Read More

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We came for the walks

Written by Amanda63 on 15 Jan, 2003

As we had our dogs with us, we spent quite a lot of time walking and finding new walks. Up the road from the resort we found some great woodlands where we could walk our dogs for a couple of hours at a time. And…Read More

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Scottish Outdoors

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 22 Sep, 2009

This is just a placeholder to attach all my favourite photos of the amazing sky and an occasional other landscape shot or a quirky detail I see in Scotland - mostly in Strathearn.This part of Strathearn (the flat valley of the river Earn, before it…Read More

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