We met Penny and John half way between Edinburgh and Evanton, at Blair Atholl, and enjoyed Sunday lunch in the ballroom at Blair Castle. Blair Castle, just off the A9, is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle is situated at the south-west end of Glen Tilt.
The ballroom was designed by David Bryce and completed in 1876.
Colonel John George Stewart-Murray, the 8th Duke of Atholl, served in in Kitchener’s expedition to the Sudan, fighting at the Battle of Khartoum, and the Battle of Atbara. Hence the outfits in the above two photos.