Another day working for Visit Scotland – beginning with a quick visit to Auchterarder for a little light retail therapy with a restorative coffee and a rubarb pie in a delightful deli.
Time pressing – so on to Falkland to climb the hill at East Lomond. The views are amazing – all the way to the Firth of Forth. As we approached, we wondered at the aerobatics of the glider pilots .. and, as we got closer, began to ponder the ‘is that a big plane far away or a small one nearer’ question. Sure enough, a peep over the summit of the hill revealed a nest of model plane enthusiasts with radio controllers. So we had a chat to them – about glider racing at 150 miles an hour and how they can gain speed by circulating within a vortex of air. Enthusiasts about anything are always fascinating. And on the descent we met one of my regular blog-readers climbing up – could any day hold more?
So we ended a restful day with a really remarkable concert at Strathgarry, near Blair Atholl, where Henrietta, Lavinia and Bumble run a music festival, presiding over a feast of both music and food.
And maybe the weather is starting to improve?