Built in 1859 on an elevated spot overlooking the River Isla, Ruthven Parish Church is very much the archetypal rural kirk, a beguiling wee red sandstone building adorned with octagonal bell tower and buttresses set in a graveyard of antiquated headstones.
Stormont Loch, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross
Blackhill Forest, Stronachie, Perth & Kinross.
Sitting on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Forth valley and the Hillfoots Villages of Clackmannanshire, The Nebit is one of the most popular and prominent viewpoints in the Ochil Hills.
Formonthills Community Woodland sits on the northern edge of Glenrothes.
Cairn Daunie, Glen Isla, Angus
Cloaking low tops in the northern fringes of the Ochil Hills, Pitmedden Forest straddles the border between the county of Perthshire and the Kingdom of Fife.
Ben Vorlich is a mountain where east meets west, not in any specific geographical sense but in terms of the walkers you will likely meet along the way, if my experiences climbing this shapely peak were anything to go by.
Exploring less well-walked trails during the summer months can sometimes turn into a mini jungle adventure, encroaching vegetation prompting thoughts that packing a machete may in future pay dividends.
Crail harbour is one of the prettiest little ports in the country, its rugged stone breakwater a haven for fishing boats since the 16th century.