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.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Bonnie Perthshire

Nearly the end of July and the weather has been rather glorious.  The Bed and Breakfast has been very busy so that has basically taken up most of my time and many an interesting guest crossing the door.  The sunny weather has not been good for any fishing guests I have had, but that's just the way it is.  I have not been out on many excursions, just getting fruit for jam and a couple of evenings have managed to get out for my favourite pastime of wandering the countryside. Had a very close encounter with a beaver at Loch of Lowes which I was thrilled about. So that's about it really as I'm sure you don't want to hear the mundane day to day stuff. Hopefully my next blog post will be more interesting, so much to do, so little time.   Keeping the black dog at heel.

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.