Griffin Forest is a huge tract of commercial woodland cloaking upland slopes to the south of Aberfeldy. In more recent years, a vast wind farm has sprouted up above the conifers. However, tucked away amongst the trees and turbines hidden gems like Loch Kennard invite exploration.
Take A Hike
Today rail travellers can catch a train from Leuchars to Dundee, in the north, or Edinburgh, in the south. Up until 1956, however, it was possible to ride the rails to Tayport on a line that pre-dated the current route from Leuchars to the Tay Bridge.
Delving into the history of mountain and hill landmarks can sometimes throw up more questions than answers. One curiosity that piqued my interest is the conspicuous cairn atop St Arnold’s Seat, a hill in the Braes of Angus.
Geal Charn is one of the more common hill names in Scotland. Translating from Gaelic as “white hill’, there are four Munros with this moniker plus numerous other lower peaks.
A kittock, as scholars of the old Scots tongue will vouch, is a wench, a woman lacking in moral fibre.