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Last year we came across an otter in the little dam that many years ago served as the water supply for Birnam - but I think no-one believed me!  So imagine how happy I was this morning when, just as we pass by the Birnam Glen gnomes, I hear a splash...
Robin McKelvie, Helen Ochyra and Rob Savage were up in Highland Perthshire just a few days ago, and after conquering a Munro in the capable hands of the Atholl Estates on day one of their trip, they bravely moved on to what turned out to be a pretty exhausting challenge -...
Matthew Lindsay was up in our part of the world in April and wrote this lovely article in the Sunday Herald about cycling in Highland Perthshire... Sunday Herald19 May 2013...

Posted by on in Big Five
When we thought about the Big 5 wildlife species for Highland Perthshire, Black Grouse were a certainty.   This Sunday morning's 6am departure from Blair Castle with our brilliant guide, Sandy, was well worth the trip!     ...

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I am quite prepared to be told I'm just not very observant, but I can't remember ever seeing snowdrops on the last day of April.   The Royal Horticultural Society, no less, tells us that the flowering time is January to March (http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=703), and by now I'm usually getting blase about...

Posted by on in Highland Perthshire
I must admit to being relieved - not that there's still romance in the world or anything as grand as that!  I'm relieved because for the first time in months I saw red squirrels in the glen this weekend.  I can only think it's been the unusual cold which has kept...

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If you walk up Birnam Glen and out on to the farmland around Balhomish, you'll find yourself on the path that takes you to Rumbling Bridge in Strathbraan, beloved of Millais and many others since.   Strathbraan is simply beautiful - less commercialised now than it was even a few years...

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Ok, it may be chilly, but the woodpeckers are giving it large!   ...