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Strathclyde Group: Pitlochry Study Day


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Please join the Strathclyde Group on a coach tour to Pitlochry. This Study Day will explore the prehaps unappreciated architectural riches of this popular tourist desination and endeavour to explain the hisotrical context.

Highlights of the Study Day include:

Pitlochry Festival Theatre: by Law & Dunbar-Nasmith (1979 and later)- sitting comfortably beside the Tummel at former ferry crossing downstream from A-Listed Dam and Hydro Station (Sir Alexander Gibb). There will be a guided tour.

Moulin Hotel: 1695 with picturesque 18th and 19th century additions.

Pitlochry and Moulin Heritage Centre: former church from 1829 on an Early Christain site.

Pitlochry Parish Church: Rogue Romanesque (1883) by C & L Owner standing on "Mount Zion" with a dramatic interior crossing. Intresting modern additions.

Atholl Palace Hotel and Gardens: by Andrew Heiton (1875), an enormous former Hydro with opulent interiors, it resembles a French chateau and is a signiture building for the town. There is a meuseum about the hotel and Heiton.

Holy Trinity Church: a fine grouping with Early Christian hall and lychgate. Inside there is good glass and a splendid Ninian Comper rerdos.

The coach will leave Hamilton at 8.00am (St Mary's Episcopal Church, Auchengramont Road) and Glasgow at 8.30 am (North Hanover Street- side entrance to Queen Street Station). We hope to return to Glasgow at 8.30pm and Hamilton at 9.30pm.

Cost: £70.00 or £40.00 (under 18s accompanied by an adult), price includes morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, transport and entrances and donations.

To book your place please email the National Office- nationaloffice@ahss.org.uk