The slightly sad story of the seven sisters...
A few years ago someone mentioned they had seen some old postcards taken up Birnam Glen of a favourite Victorian picnic spot called the "Seven Sisters", and above there is one from 1911 (ok post Victorian, no need to be pedantic!!).
The strange thing was, no-one seemed to know where this lovely spot was, so off we went to search. Didn't take long to establish that this must have been in the spot below (click the thumbnail for a larger image), where the rubble from a landslip had been dumped when the path was cleared in 2004.
Now, I've no way of knowing what state the Seven Sisters were in before the landslip, but it's pretty safe to say they were in a better condition than after! What a shame, and wouldn't it be an amazing project to clear this rubble and return this to the way it was a hundred years ago...
You can find out huge amounts about Dunkeld and Birnam in days gone by at the new Community Archive, which has just opened at the Cross, in the centre of Dunkeld. Click here
for more information.
For the moment, some more pictures... first, the Seven Sisters site last summer:
then another view from the old days: