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These photographs appear on this site courtesy of Eric Thorburn. They remain his copyright. They may not be copied or reproduced without the explicit permission of their owner.

Inside - Main Room

Looking back into the main space from the 'Loch End'
Sitting area from beside the woodburning stove.
The dining table will easily seat 10. It was designed by Sir Anthony Wheeler, the architect who designed the most recent wing of Edinburgh College of Art. The chair in the centre is a 'DCM' designed by Charles Eames.
George Forbes had a viewing platform on the roof of the building, which sadly had to be taken down in the early-1980s. This very basic telescope and a high quality pair of binoculars are available for guests to use, should they so choose. A 5 inch refractor telescope with electronic controls is available for use by experienced users by special arrangement.
There is a upright piano which did many years service at Pitlochry Town Hall before coming to The Observatory. It is not currently in very good repair, nor has it been tuned recently. I plan to rectify this at some point. The prints are from an LNER poster series.

Main Room - Conservatory

The conservatory overlooks Loch Faskally (this photograph if from before it was rebuilt in the summer of 2000. The new one looks almost identical but with new doors.)


Tim Dawson
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