Falls Of The Bruar
Photographer: Wilson, George Washington
Medium: Photographic print
"The celebrated Falls of the Bruar are about three and a-half miles westward from Blair Athole Hotel, and spring from the skirts of Ben Dearg, or the red mountain. The upper fall is divided into three parts, the aggregate height of which is estimated at 200 feet, the lowest forming an unbroken and perpendicular descent of 100 feet. Burns has well described these falls in the poetical supplication addressed by the Bruar to the Duke of Athole to have its banks shaded with trees. And now, according to the poet's wish,
' - lofty firs and ashes cool
The lowly banks o'erspread,
And view deep bending in the pool
Their shadow's watery bed!
Here fragrant birks in woodbines drest
The craggy cliffs adorn,
And for the little songster's nest
The close embow'ring thorn.'"
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson