Welcome to Gilmore House, Bed and Breakfast, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

This blog is my random ramblings and photos of what is going on in the B&B, my life, but generally my little jaunts out which I hope will give you a taster of all the wonderful excursions to do in our area. Please feel free to comment and you can also interact with me on Facebook and Twitter.


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Queen's Baton Relay 2014

Last Friday the 4th of July the Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games came through Blairgowrie. The Commonwealth Games are being held in Glasgow this year. The relay came right past the house and ended up at the Golf Club. The biggest crowds were in the town centre and at the Golf Club. The torrential rain, forecast, was only a drizzle fortunately. Got a few pictures, nothing spectacular. The lady who ran in my section of the town does sporty things for youngsters and oldies alike, Tennis and Hockey in particular. I sometimes play Hockey when I can and she is one of the coaches. Got my wee flag to wave and a sticker of Clyde, the Commonwealth Games Mascot.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Alyth Show

This is the 2nd year that the Alyth and District Show has been held in the Highland Games field here in Blairgowrie, which makes it a gentle 7 minute stroll away. Alyth is the next town along from Blairgowrie. The show is an Agricultural show with livestock, Trade stands, Highland Dancing, Food and Crafts etc. I missed a couple of the things I wanted to see like the dog agility. The weather was a mixture of sunshine and showers, but a nice couple of hours. Timed my return to the house perfectly just as regular golfing guest's arrived at the door. It is the Scottish Mixed Foursomes this week. I also have some guest's from the US doing a bit of geocaching on the Cateran Trail GeoTour.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Darroch Bluebell Wood, Blairgowrie

The local Bluebell Woods here in Blairgowrie are at their peak right now, you can see the swathes of blue under the oak trees from quite a distance away, quite breathtaking. I did a little photographic walk the other day, yes landscape and nature (sorry have been enthralled with all things natural from being a young child)
From Gilmore House turn right along the Perth Road then take a right onto the Essendy Road. This road may look like a quiet back road but take care as the traffic is very fast and many a time I have had to jump into the verge. Keep walking, past the Highland Games field, until you come to a house on the left called Northallerton and you can access the woods from here, there is also ample parking. You can do a full circuit of the woods or cut down via White Loch and back to the Perth Road or go  along another path that brings you out at Muirton Woods and across the field back onto the main road.
In other news my daughter won the final of the Junior MasterCook which was held at the High School and won many goodies, clever girl :-)