My husband has boldly suggested to many a pregnant mother that Fraser is a good name for a child (regardless of gender). This appealed to Kev’s sense of humour and when he registered that Briar means a thorny bush, “Fraser Briar” was born.
Last chance to see Fraser Briar at Briar Cottages as he is going on tour. The steel celeb. will be on display at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, at Tatton Park and other venues over the next few months. Kev is bringing a surprise installation to stand in its place in our garden on Loch Earn. All updates will appear on www.robroycountry.com/blisstrail map of art installations throughout Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Strathyre and St Fillans.
BLiSS trail has captured the imagination of many visitors who have been stopping in their tracks. Many have arrived in response to #BLiSS trail publicity and STV news at 6 coverage.
LETi the tourism group that I Chair, is lucky to have photographer Melanie Lewis as a member. Mel took some excellent "press quality" photographs of the trail installations. Mel runs a bed and breakfast in Lochearnhead called Wester Achraw Croft, where you can also book a photography lesson, as our recent Canadian guest did. Briar Cottage used to be known as Easter Achraw and was once owned by the same landlords as Mel's cottage. In the 17th century, the Earl of Atholl and later the Earl of Breadalbane. Cottars houses were mapped here on Achraw farm land before Lochearnhead village existed.
The BLiSS trail has attracted some talented amateur photographers . My favourite to date is the work of school janitor Dave Murray. He took the following photographs and you can see more beauties on his Twitter site @canniejannie
Artistic gene’s come from both sides of the family. My uncle, George M. Donald RSA RSW MEd (Edin.) ATC (Lond.) DA, has had an impressive career in the world of painting and printmaking as per images on his website georgedonald.com and the wonderful Christmas cards and special birthday gifts received over years.