Today I went to Aberfeldy where I was going to
visit the Cranogh which is a model of one that was built in Scotland
around 2,500 years ago. The inside photos didn't come out too well
but I've kept in a couple just to give you an idea of the inside.
On the way to Aberfeldy I notices a Lime Kiln
so stopped to take a photograph...
Views from the Cronagh onto Loch Tay
The inside was huge and very comfortable. They
had the ability to do a kind of double glazing when the winter came along.
You'll not the loom above and there looked to be an inner circle of seats
around the fire with rooms off for sleeping, storing food, part for
animals, etc. As straw and grass was laid over the wooden boards it was
easy to get rid of it down the cracks in the floor and then to lay new
fresh material in its place.
The guide was excellent and provided a most
interesting commentary on the Cronagh and the life people lived there. She
concluded the tour by taking us to a craft centre to show how they did
things in that time period. She concluded by creating fire and an
excellent job she did of it as well.
The above pictures are of
Menzies Castle which you pass on your way to Aberfeldy although I visited
this on the way back. Impressive castle in excellent condition and would
be of great interest to the Clan Menzies and in fact the Clan Menzies
Society of America helped greatly to restore the castle. Inside you will
find many portraits of Menzies and there was also one who was Prime
Minister of Australia.