We have been lucky enough to be given two postcards of Torrdarach House, our Pitlochry B&B, from 1913. As you can see, one of the photos shows the house in the summer and the other shows the infamous Pitlochry snowfall of January 1913. You need strong gutters to hold that amount of snow!
The winter photo shows the original owner, a rather grumpy looking Mr Briggs, standing in the deep snow in the drive. Mr Briggs was a wealthy industrialist who manufactured asphalt in Dundee. Torrdarach House was his holiday home…nice. If you look closely you may notice that the gate posts have been moved from their original position up by the house, about 30m down the hill towards Pitlochry to their current position.