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The Four Seasons

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fireworksThe year at Morenish Mews starts at one minute past midnight on New Year's Day when hundreds of visitors and local residents gather to watch the Killin Firework Display above the spectacular Falls of Dochart.

Salmon fisherman have to wait slightly longer for their year to begin but the opening of the Scottish salmon fishing season on 15th January at Kenmore Hotel is accompanied by the opportunity to cast a line on the River Tay and have a warming dram of local whisky.

winter1The opening months of the year can often be ideal for winter hill walkers as the frozen ground actually makes for easier walking over the wetter stretches of moor and peat bog.

winter2When the snows do fall to the level of Morenish Mews, one can also enjoy winter scenery without travelling far.

From March 15th, trout fishermen can cast a line from our 300 metre stretch of Loch Tay shoreline or hire our rowing boat to fly fish on the loch itself. Coarse fishing from the shore is available all year round.springloch

Spring sees Morenish Mews burst into colour (mainly yellow!). The gorse blooms and daffodils of April are swiftly followed in May by the waving sea of broom behind the cottage and the primrose wood above the burn. A stroll around the garden woods reveals bluebell beds that become larger with each passing year.

picnicAs the days warm and lengthen into summer there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy open air eating at our barbecue or beside our fire pit.

Summer brings many events and visitor attractions, both in Killin and further afield. At the beginning of June the Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial provides a great spectacle as the trialists guide their bikes over the rocks at the Falls of Dochart.

The Killin Highland Games take place on the 1st Wednesday in August but throughout July and August there are other games nearby in places such as Kenmore, Lochearnhead, Aberfeldy and Crieff.

Agricultural shows are also popular, with the Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition and Killin Agricultural Show attracting a large number of visitors.

Throughout July and August, the National Trust for Scotland organises a series of guided walks over the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve.

autumnAs autumn arrives and purple heather cloaks the hills and the bracken on the hillsides turns from green to brown and gold the colours are not only stunning but ever changing, while even on dull days atmospheric mists can entrance.

winterlastAnd then winter returns but the scenery can still be magical. And for those seeking a "winter warmer" distilleries such as Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery are open for most of the year!