The Hill Takes a Hit
Storm Ali did considerable damage to some of Holmehill’s trees. The one in our picture overlooks the Heliemanns, and others were brought down at the top of the Perth Road path. A beech overlooking Holmehill Court has lost a big upper branch, a beech on the big area roughly above the Braeport lodges wss leaning at 45 degrees, and a hazel right at the entrance to the old house area, which has been leaning recently, finally came over.
Elsewhere in Dunblane trees were down in the Braeport and Old Churches House. Perth road was blocked for a while.
Fortunately, the Carman Family Foundation took rapid action and cleared the access paths through the Hill and to the old house site.
Image: © David Prescott.