Big Tree Country

If you've ever read or seen Shakespeare's┬áMacbeth performed, you may remember the prophecy "'til Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane" for Macbeth's final defeat. Considering that Perthshire, where Birnam is located, is known as Big Tree Country, you, like Macbeth, might expect that to be an impossibility. Birnam Wood is apparently not as extensive as … Continue reading Big Tree Country


The Hermitage

When I traveled to Scotland two years ago, one of my must-see stops was Dunkeld. I wanted to visit the ancient cathedral, but I also wanted to head across the River Tay to hike to the Hermitage, a gorgeous woodland landscape. Of course, when I finally arrived, I was between lodgings and thus had all … Continue reading The Hermitage