• December 27, 2006
  • Posted by Marc

Found Cleaning Out Our Inbox #5 ( Or Hidden Discoveries in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland.


A Story From Gregor Watson:

“I discovered this whilst looking after a farm near Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. How I came to be looking after the farm is a whole other story but whilst cleaning out a grain store I came across this portrait painted directly onto the wooden paneling on the wall.

I asked about it and the store was occupied by tinkers (and I use that description accurately as that is what they were called in this part of Scotland, this is not a derogatory term) during the 50,s and 60,s during sheep shearing and lambing. It was always a temporary accommodation. No one I spoke to realized it was there, including the current occupier of the farm who has lived there for 26 years.