Saturday, 29 October 2011

Beatrix Potter Exhibition Birnam and Dunkeld Perthshire

People quite righlyt associate Beatrix Potter with the Lake District, but her links with Birnam and Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire are equally as strong, where you'll find the Beatrix Potter Exhibition Birnam and Dunkeld. 

 Beatrix developed her interest in wildlife, drawing and painting during her childhood summers spent at
Dalguise House (below today) near Dunkeld and Birnam.


Beatrix Potters most famous book "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was written in Dunkled (published in 1902) and 22 more books followed.  

Beatrix Potter Exhibition Birnam and Dunkeld

Other characters from the books were inspired by local worthies - the most famous being Mrs Tiggywinkle -
inspired by a Dalguise washerwoman! 

Beatrix Potter Exhibition Birnam and Dunkeld

Beatrix Potter Exhibition Birnam and Dunkeld

Beatrix Potter Garden open daily, exhibition 
open 10am to 5pm.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer 2012 Line Up

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre confirms the follow plays for its Summer 2012 line up, commencing Friday 18th May (at last, one week after the Etape Caledonia!) with 1950's creature feature musical,
Little Shop of Horrors. 

You'll also have the following fantastic plays to choose from........

The 39 Steps - a breathtakingly hilarious adventure

Communicating Doors - a time travelling comedy thriller

Dear Brutus - a comic midsummer fantasy

Rope - a suspense filled crime classic

..........and finally the return of a Pitlochry Festival Theatre Classic (like Whisky Galore in 2011) but yet to be confirmed.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Greetings from Pitlochry in Autumn

Congratulations to Andy & Harriet who got engaged at The Enchanted Forest this week whilst staying at Craigatin House & Courtyard Pitlochry. Andy is a keen photographer, and these are some of his images taken during their visit...........pretty good shots Andy!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

House that lost £1,309 a day

Bought for £2.2m, yours for £750k, a house close to Pitlochry
that lost £1,309 a day!

Full story here: 


Craigatin House & Courtyard - Gift Vouchers

Got round to thinking about Christmas presents yet?
Why not purchase a Craigatin House & Courtyard B&B
Gift Voucher for that special person?

Call us now for details on 01796 472 478.

Craigatin House and Courtyard Pitlochry

Friday, 14 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Misty Tummel Valley

Some very autumnal views of the Tummel valley from the top floor of Craigatin House this morning as the Scotch mist rolled on by.

Craigatin House and Courtyard

Monday, 10 October 2011

WORLD PORRIDGE DAY - 10th October 2011

Its World Porridge Day!

Join in this celebration of Scotland’s traditional national
dish to help feed needy children in some of the
poorest countries across the globe.

Friday, 7 October 2011


MORE RALLY CAR'S We have more rally car fans checking into Craigatin House tonight for this weekends fantastic "Rally of Scotland" The spectacular high speed route for this year’s Rally of Scotland – the UK’s only round of the high profile Intercontinental Rally Challenge – takes place in Highland Perthshire. We have a stage just north of Pitlochry at Calvine and south at Dunkeld on Saturday, with the finale at Scone. See you in the woods!

Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2011 VIDEO

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Enchanted Forest - Pitlochry

Perthshire Big Tree Country's award winning The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is a feast for your senses.

The 2011 event takes place in The Explorers Garden in Pitlochry and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors, at night and with spectacular imagery.

Using the woodland garden as a natural backdrop, you will experience a lighting show that is, quite simply, out of this world.

Make a night of it and eat at The Enchanted Forest.

The forest have brought in local caterer Fayre & Square to cook up a delicious savoury feast with the very best of Perthshire produce, brew up some delicious mulled wine, and prepare the freshest mini donuts you'll ever taste.

The Enchanted Forest is renowned to be Scotland's premier sound and light experience and attracts around 20,000 visitors every year.

This year's show, Transitions, is managed by the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company.

The Enchanted Forest runs from 7th - 29th October 2011.

Craigatin House and Courtyard - Pitlochry - Scotland