Perth, in the Heart of Scotland
This sign means that we arrived at Pitlochry...
...the gate to the Scottish Highlands!
Pitlochry is justly called the "Gate to the Highlands". From here all routes are open to the traveller. Furthermore this little town is worth a short stop, pausing for breath before you proceed.
Right behind Pitlochry a branch-off can easily be overlooked...
Touching Queen's View into the direction of Rannoch Moore.
For many miles we follow the River Tummel...
...down to Kinloch Rannoch.
In the distance the Schiehallion is hidden under deep clouds.
On we go to Giaur.
A cup of coffee is waiting for us in the tea room of Rannoch Station.
- A far croonin is pullin me away
As I take I wi my cromak to the road
The far Coollins are puttin love on me
As I step wi the sunlight for my load
Shur by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Locharber I willgo
By heather tracks wi heaven in their wiles
If its thinkin in your inner heart braggarts in my step
You’ve never smelt the tangle O the isles
Oh the far coolins are puttin love on me
As step I wi' my cromak to the isles
- Its by Shiel water the track is to the west
By Aillort and by Morar to the sea
The cool cressesIam thinkin o for pluck
And bracken for a wink on Mothers knee
- Its the Blue Islands are pullin me away
Their laughter puts a leap upon the lame
The Blue Islands ffom the Skerries to the Lews
Wi heather honey taste upon each name
(Road to the Isles - Kenneth MacLeod)