North Perthshire Study Day

North Perthshire Study Day

This special visit is to important, private, country houses in north Perthshire.

Venue: Straloch and Auchleeks
Time: 11am
Cost: £20

Straloch, near Pitlochry, is a 1912 shooting lodge and was a highlight of our 2012 spring study tour. It is credited in Buildings of Scotland to Sir Edwin Lutyens but was designed by Watney and Evans respectively former pupil and assistant to Lutyens, who set up in partnership in 1911 and it is likely Lutyens passed them this commission to enable the practice to become established. It is definitely the product of two men who trained in his office; it is designed very much in the tradition of the office and it fits comfortably within the Lutyen’s ouvre. The client was an American descendent of the Paisley Clark family. It is little altered from the original, has wonderful light airy interiors, and original garages, workshops and walled garden. The owners are very skilled and enthusiastic gardeners so these are worth taking time to visit.

Auchleeks, in Glen Errochty, at Calvine, was originally part of the Barony of Struan. It is a modest, symmetrically planned classical house of c.1820, possibly by Charles Sim, for the Robertsons of Auchleeks using funds gained in the West Indies after the ’45. Again Auchleeks has a wonderful garden, which is regularly open for Scotland’s Garden Scheme (though not this year). Bring a picnic.

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Tayside East Fife Summer 2016

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Non-members are very welcome.