This is an optional extra for anyone who can join us during the day on Friday 4th of October. Led by architect, Robin Baker we’ll be looking at exciting and innovative use of timber in buildings in the area. This is a self-driven tour but there will be some spare places in cars for people to be picked up from Perth or Pitlochry train stations.  This tour must be booked in advance as spaces are limited.

David Douglas Pavilion


The David Douglas Pavilion is one of the central features in the Explorers Garden at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. It was designed as a tribute to David Douglas, the world famous 19th century plant hunter from Perthshire, and to raise awareness on the use of sustainable homegrown timber.


Pinecone Viewpoint, Craigvinean forest, Dunkeld

The views from Pine Cone Point across the Tay to Dunkeld and to the mountains in the north are quite spectacular. The shelter was designed by Robin Baker and built by Toby Greene. Hand crafted benches offer a fantastic place to eat our packed lunches.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. The star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys who nest here over the summer. The extension was designed by Richard Shorter Architect, and the bothy designed and built by Charles Dobb.

Keillor Farm Cottages

We’ll visit the extension to the house of Fred Conacher and Matilda Scharsach, designed by Robin Baker and built in 2011.

Balgownie Mill

We’ll visit a new timber workshop and office space made by Chas Heath of Arbor-Antics. A traditional timber frame construction using Scottish Douglas Fir with some contemporary features.

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