Frisky Hall

This photograph of Frisky Hall Inn was taken by Duncan Brown in 1856. This once popular Inn no longer survives. It sat within an orchard on the north bank of … Continue reading Frisky Hall

comet [COMET]

My son Andrew was born under the glow of Hale Bopp. I have been fascinated with passing comets ever since. Their forever fading tails [tales] seem as wonderful to me as … Continue reading comet [COMET]

‘Big Kate’

During her stay in The Trossachs, Queen Victoria visited various places of historical interest in the neighbourhood. One day she drove to Balquhidder to see Rob Roy’s grave. Another day … Continue reading ‘Big Kate’

Snug as a bug in a rug

After reading me a bedtime story and putting me to bed my mum used to say, no doubt like her mother said to her when she was wee: “Sleep tight. … Continue reading Snug as a bug in a rug