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The People's Friend - - This Week’s Cover Feature 9 -

Along the way you’ll find many odd named wild flow­ers like Stink­ing Helle­bore, Wound­wort and Devil’s-bit scabi­ous – so named be­cause its roots sud­denly end just as if they’ve been bit­ten off by the devil.

Wood­land Trust Scot­land is a reg­is­tered char­ity keen to help pro­tect our na­tive wood­land and wildlife. You can find out more about the Trust and even be­come a mem­ber by vis­it­ing www. wood­landtrust.org.uk or by call­ing 01738 635544

In 1296, Ed­ward I crossed the Earn at Bridge of Earn with his army and in 1328 the pre­de­ces­sor to the present bridge was re­paired by King Robert the Bruce. The Earn is well known for its trout and late salmon run.

Both fort sites are pro­tected sched­uled an­cient mon­u­ments. Dur­ing care­fully con­trolled ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sur­veys sev­eral arte­facts have been un­earthed in­clud­ing a shale bracelet, old quern stones used for grind­ing food and gam­ing pieces made of stone.

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