The farm lies at the far end.
This field where the children are playing,is part of my elder brother's farm (where we were brought up) and now houses quite a few holiday chalets, a sign of the need for farmers to diversify. The view across the loch is beautiful.
In the background is Bishop Hill with 2 villages at its foot--Scotlandwell, to the r.h.s. , where I started my schooling, aged 4, in the 2 room school and Kinnesswood farther to the left, where My parents built their retiral bungalow. In between the villages stands the parish church where I was married in 1965.
Looking north with the Ochil Hills in the background and the 100 acre island in the middle of the loch. The ruins of an ancient monastery can still be seen but the only activity here now is the grazing of some sheep ferried over in a boat. A neighbour, who had grazing right some time ago, once ferried cattle over in a makeshift raft, nearly coming to grief because of the cattle panic-ing, but they arrived home before him!
I've had a bit of a problem with my usual method of posting and have had to put the last part of the previous post into this new post. Someone has now suggested how to fix the problem--Thank you.