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Point of interest for Sunday.

Postby Malc » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:01 pm

On your way back from the "Gathering" keep an eye open for the "Beech Hedge" at Meikleour.
You'll pass it on your way back to Perth just before the Kinclaven/Stanley junction.

It's the highest & longest hedge in the world. :shock:

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Postby Kev777 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:24 pm

I think the "babybio" research facility is nearby too............. :shock:
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Postby Detritus » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:12 pm

It looks like it eats people too.

Is that a pair of boots sticking out of it. :shock:
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Postby Malc » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:53 pm

Phillistines - f...ing Phillistines. :?

You try to introduce some culture to the site and this what you get. :cry:
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Postby Robin » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:57 pm

It is an astonishing thing though...drove past it on the way to Alford...had to stop and admire it :lol:
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Postby Colin » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:16 pm

Looks like the hedge trimmer battery ran out after the bottom 8 feet were cut. :)

Having lunched at the Meikleour Hotel, we must have come pretty close to it on our River tay run.
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Postby Malc » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:09 pm

Colin wrote:Having lunched at the Meikleour Hotel, we must have come pretty close to it on our River tay run.


So close we drove right past it. :shock:

It's at it's best in Autumn colours though.
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Postby DouglasH » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:30 pm

Is indeed an amazing sight, passed it at Easter going up to Huntly and I was convinced it was so brown and dead looking that it would never recover, yet when we passed by on the Tayside Run, I couldn't believe how it had recovered.
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Postby Si » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:50 pm

Having lived next not so many miles from it for a vast proportion of my life, I never really saw the appeal. My wife however loved it! These photos were taken 5 years ago when she was easily impressed :D

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If you want to quiz her about it she'll be at The Gathering :P

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Postby rockdoc » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:12 pm

It,d certainly give the neighbours summit to complain about.
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Postby The Pram » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:21 pm

Just think how many of these you could get out if it
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Postby rockdoc » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:22 pm

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Postby Rugger » Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:55 am

Hedges, trees...............aint seen none of them in peeterheed :lol: :lol:
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Postby Dawn » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:57 am

I know that hedge! :D :D :D

My Auntie Bessie lived in Meikleour. She ran the pub. As kids, my sister, a cousin and myself used to spend a couple of weeks every summer holidaying with her. We used to help her behind the bar and go berry picking. It was brill!!! :D :D :D
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Postby PaulDS » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:43 am

I had a vague memory from my childhood of this hedge and often wondered if it was a figment of my imagination. However a few years ago we went past it on our way to Perth and it was one of those moments where everthing fell into place and I remebered coming up north on holiday and passing it in the late 50's in 2 tone Standard Vangard.
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