Owner and author Ann Lindsay enjoyed an idyllic childhood in a remote corner of Aberdeenshire, was educated within the traditional rigourous schooling system of Scotland before escaping to Italy and Paris. After studying at the Haute Couture school in Paris, she was following in the esteemed footsteps of Yves St Laurent, whose design skills took Christian Dior to new heights. However she crossed the Channel to work for couturier Hardy Amies, then, by chance, side stepped career into writing.
Many years on, her articles have drifted from political profiles to hilarious events of family life (her own) and appeared in most of the newspapers and magazines in Scotland. She has also produced eight books, endeavored to keep on top of much loved gardens, and over the years created a home for her three sons, the odd cat which has appeared on the doorstep and various dogs wandering by in the hope of rescue. She gave them a home - one at a time!
She now enjoys life in Dunkeld, especially meeting the many visitors to her cottages.
Guests can willingly pick from her encyclopaedic knowledge of Perthshire and beyond; discovering secret places round about, pin pointing what's on far and near or simply locating the best food around!