Black Spout Waterfall and Blair Athol Distillery

We enjoyed our last day in Pitlochry and are all very sad to be leaving. I highly recommend this little village as a place for an enjoyable family break.

This morning we went for a short walk to Black Spout waterfall. It’s a 60 m high waterfall just next to the village of Pitlochry and is a pretty and accessible walk through forest. All the trees are still bare but the buds of springs are visible on their branches so it won’t be long before it looks completely different.


Here’s the waterfall:


Elizabeth likes to pose for every photo now:


I can’t think where she gets this from.


I blame the father.


The Atholl Palace Hotel in just visible in this next one:


My husband graciously tolerates an awful lot living with me. It’s one of the many reasons I love him. He always says, “A happy wife is a happy life”. So I thought it only fair that we do something to make him happy: a quick visit to the Blair Athol Distillery. It’s one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland; established in 1798. We both tasted some while we were there. I can’t stand whiskey and this was just as disgusting as any other I have tasted but I tactfully told the lady behind the counter that it was delicious. Who said Australians are tactless? Ben is the true whiskey connoisseur and he thought it was very good.