Tomorrow, 26 April, Troustrie House will throw open its door for guests. At long last it will be wonderful to have people to stay. The East Neuk is looking fabulous in the sunshine, so come and enjoy this beautiful corner of Scotland.
A new add-on to a Troustrie stay so why not treat yourself to a home-baked afternoon tea.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter and looking forward to seeing you soon. Check the calendar for availability and to see what’s planned for the summer ahead.
New heathers just arrived to boost the winter colour. Planting might have to wait until the snow has melted!
Look closely at this wee robin and you’ll see she’s been recently ringed. In a chilly couple of hours, a local birder ringed 27 birds including blue tit, coal tit, great tit, greenfinch, yellowhammer, tree sparrow, robin and blackbird and also spotted woodcock and snipe in the boggy area. Good evidence that local birdlife can flourish and feel safe by adding relatively small areas of mixed trees and shrubs, especially those producing berries and hips, and allowing boggy flooded areas to remain.
Here’s a reminder (if ever you need one) of a few of the things that makes this corner of Scotland a very special place to visit.