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Pitlochry Festival Theatre Panto – Sleeping Beauty (Dec 2011)

We went to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre last week to see this season’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.  An excellent show.  Well acted with great sets.  Book your tickets here -

http://www.pitlochry.org.uk/ - The Pitlochry Festival Theatre website.

At least one show a day until the 7th of January. Tickets still available for most performances.

 

Press reviews are also positive:

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/34750/sleeping-beauty

http://www.perthshireadvertiser.co.uk/lifestyle/arts-perthshire/2011/12/20/review-of-sleeping-beauty-at-pitlochry-festival-theatre-73103-29979297/

 

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Pitlochry bothy refurb – week 4, Dec 2011

Some good progress was made in the week before Christmas.  Despite quite a lot of snowfall the temperature warmed up considerably and the new concrete floor and tanking system has dried out nicely.  The joiner has now started work on framing out the interior including a structural stud wall to give additional support to the roof.  The leadwork has also been completed under the coping stones at the top of the roof and the weatherproof, breathable paper has been laid on the roof.  A few hundred slates, a door and some windows and we will be watertight! Next update will be mid January 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pitlochry ‘Hurricane’ takes out Torrdarach House trees, Dec 2011

Last Thursday Pitlochry and large sections of Scotland were hit by several hours of incredibly high winds.  A one in ten year storm apparently.  Power to Pitlochry was lost fairly quickly (and was off for about 36 hours). Watching our big trees being tossed about by the wind was pretty scary.  The garden sustained a fair battering, but amazingly, Torrdarach House and the bothy under refurbishment, were largely unaffected.

 

 

 

The damage – a couple of large limbs of our two oak trees came down, but the major damage was sustained to two big cypress trees at the bottom of the garden.  One was uprooted and flipped onto its side smashing a few large rhododendrons. The other was split right through the root leaving one half leaning unnervingly close to the overhead power lines.

 

Tree surgeons have now tidied things up and left us with enough firewood to heat Pitlochry for an entire winter. I love watching these guys wielding chainsaws whilst hanging off ropes 10m up a tree. A few photos below.

Make sure you have a look at the ‘before storm’ and ‘after storm’ photos at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as a lifetime supply of firewood, the other upside is much improved views of Pitlochry and the hills from the front of house. Here is a before and after comparison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just need to spend a few weeks splitting and stacking logs……..

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Pitlochry bothy refurb – week 3, Dec 2011

Pitlochry was hit by hurricane speed winds last week. Well over 100mph and most of it seemed to be directed at the Torrdarach House trees.  The garden took a fairly serious pummeling (see other post) but the house and, incredibly, the crumbling bothy remained unscathed.  Hurray!  When power was restored to Pitlochry (after about 36 hours) progress on the bothy was swift.  The tanking system, designed to prevent water ingress from the high ground level behind the bothy, was installed and the insulated, reinforced concrete floor went in.  Given the recent Pitlochry weather and low temperatures this is great news.  Next job – the roof!  Will update again before Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pitlochry bothy refurb – week 2

Loads of rain in Pitlochry last week, followed by low temperatures and snow has made for some nice early morning Pitlochry photos, but has resulted in all work on the bothy coming to a halt.  Not a good first week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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