Aberfeldy & Kenmore: An In-Camera Book
Content: It would be hard to imagine any town or village more charming than the town of Aberfeldy and the nearby village of Kenmore. They both lie within that wonderful stretch of countryside that is Strathtay, Strathtay lies right at the heart of Perthshire and Perthshire lies right at the heart of Scotland! This is also where Perthshire’s highest mountain (Ben Lawers) and Scotland’s longest and most volatile river (the Tay) are to be found.
Aberfeldy grew up around 1796, probably due to the construction of General Wade's fine bridge that still stands today, which made movement to and fro much easier than the river crossings that would have been rather perilous. It is famous too for its Birks (birches) which glow in the autumn and are an amazing sight to behold. Robert Burns, the poet, had a hand in making them widely known by his song The Birks of Aberfeldy following a visit to the area.
Just six miles along the road is Kenmore, a most picturesque village thanks to the charming planned-village redevelopment by the Earl of Breadalbane from 1755. Its position at the east end of Loch Tay gives wonderful views down the loch. The outflow of the loch in Kenmore marks the source of the River Tay. A sense of tranquillity surrounds the area. Nearby is the Scottish Crannog Centre, a most interesting and fascinating journey into Scotland's prehistory.
This book was written to provide an insight into this majestic land and is an inviting read with a short introduction. Contemporary photographs, supported by long captions, lead the reader through the book in a systematic trail around the area. We asked local photographers to submit photographs for inclusion in the book and are delighted with the response – a real collaboration!
What's in the book... Contemporary photographs of Aberfeldy and Kenmore by Colin and Eithne Nutt and contributions from local photographers supported by lively text.
Reasons to buy... This book is aimed at locals and visitors alike to give as gifts or to keep for their own enjoyment. It will also be very helpful to anyone planning to visit the town. It will be a great reminder of a visit, while local people can buy them to send to friends and family to show off where they live.
Author: Colin Nutt is an author and photographer who lives in Elgin. He has worked in book publishing for 44 years and created two other successful series in which he wrote and compiled more than 50 books. He and his wife Eithne started Ness Publishing in 2007 in Inverness and moved to Elgin in 2008 where they launched the acclaimed Picturing Scotland Series: a book for every part of Scotland. You can read more about our story on the About Us page.
What's featured in the book...
Aberfeldy Golf Club
Aberfeldy Parish Church
Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop, Gallery & Café
Black Rock Viewpoint
Black Watch Memorial
Bolfracks House & Garden
Croft Moraig Stone Circle
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
Dull & Weem Parish Church
Falls of Acharn
Falls of Acharn Stone Circle
Hermit's Cave, Acharn
Ice Climbers on Moness Falls
Kenmore Parish Church
Mains of Taymouth Country Estate
Old Kirk of Weem
Old Pavilion, Aberfeldy Bowling Club
R Doig & Sons
River Tay at Grandtully
Scottish Crannog Centre
St Mary's Church, Grandtully
The Birks Cinema
The Birks of Aberfeldy
The Square, Kenmore
Upper Moness Falls
Village of Weem
Colin Nutt, Ness Publishing, 47 Academy Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1LR
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