Perspective - by Katie Wood

This issue : Perthshire
January Edition

If you want an active holiday, then Perthshire has wonderful places to ride , walk, fish, and, of course, play golf. For something a bit different you could try white water rafting down the Tay. This is organised in Kenmore by the Croft-na-Caber outdoor pursuits centre. (Tel 01887 830588).

Try your hand at all sorts of watersports or quad biking on a day or residential basis. Dunkeld Park Activities at Dunkeld House Hotel (tel 01350 728 370) has an excellent range of activities. Here you can try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, 4X4 Off Roading, Archery, Mountain Biking, Fishing and a whole lot more.

The Perthshire Tourist Board actually organise Activity days for you (01577 86 11 86), with dozens of sports on offer, they will set it all up in just one phone call.

Unpack your hiking boots and head to The Hermitage, near Dunkeld for some of the most spectacular walking you can find. See the tallest tree in Europe - a Douglas fir (David Douglas was local to this area and brought back the seeds for these magnificent trees from the Pacific Northwest two centuries ago).

On the outskirts of town stands the Caithness Glass Works - paperweights are the speciality and you can watch them being made. If you want to learn more about the process there is a short film show. Entry is free and it is open 7 days. There is also a large shop which sells the finished product and a restaurant.

Nearby Scone provides historic interest in the shape of the magnificent Scone Palace, home to the Earl of Mansfield, which is open to the public daily.


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