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.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Lunan Bay

On Sunday afternoon I had an excursion to Lunan Bay, which is just north of Arbroath. It is a lovely stretch of sandy beach. It was slightly cooler here than Blairgowrie and with a stiff wind. The young pup loved the sand beneath his paws, old dog seemed a bit disorientated, perhaps with the noise of the sea etc. I had planned to look at the old castle ruins etc, but old dog decided to be violently sick and lay down and refused to move. Managed to encourage him off the beach and he seemed far better, and once home and settled seemed none the worse. I think it may be time to limit any long car journeys and walks.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Carmyllie Church and Monikie Church

The next two churchyards on my afternoon ancestry grand tour were Carmyllie and Monikie. Ancestors on my grandmother's maternal side come from round here. There are loads of Sturrock headstones, but all the connections will have to be made to find out who is who, also found some Lumgairs. It was a lovely trip into the Angus countryside and I probably wouldn't even have gone to those places if it wasn't for this family research.

Aberlemno Kirk and Sculptured stones

Following on from my last post a trip was taken to the church and churchyard at Aberlemno, where there may be some family connections. What an amazing place and history, the churchyard is covered in ancient headstones and is home to the Aberlemno Sculptured stones.