100 Weeks of Scotland: Loch Earn | Edinburgh

Mhor84 Hotel, near Balquhidder. Picture: Alan Mccredie
Mhor84 Hotel, near Balquhidder. Picture: Alan Mccredie
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I DON’T think I am alone in being a fan of the old red telephone box. I love it when I stumble across them in unlikely or out-of-the-way places. And even then, to find one that is still an actual phone box is even more rare.

So to find an old phone box, still working, where the lights still work was a wonderful surprise. To me this conjures up two iconic images; the cover of Bowie’s ‘The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars’ and of course the memorable scenes from Local Hero where the phone box is so important to the film. This phone box is outside the fantastic Mhor84 hotel at Kingshouse midway between the northern end of Loch Lubnaig and the western point of Loch Earn.

Other images this week include an impromptu fairy-cake sale in Edinburgh manned by some very enterprising local children, a portrait of Lorraine F from the series “This Happy Breed – at home and work in Scotland” and lastly a hen-party celebration in a recording studio, The Groove Tunnel, in Loanhead as the bride-to-be and her friends spend the afternoon rehearsing and recording a song with an ‘enthusiasm’ that would put the legendary excess of Led Zeppelin’s “Hammer of the Gods” tour to shame...

• For more information on Alan McCredie’s 100 Weeks of Scotland project, click here