There has been a years break on sorting out the other buildings at Inshriach. This one, known as the bothy has at various times been the estate laundry, the workshops, ski sheds and assorted gun and chimney brush cupboard, then it became a summer house, occasional music studio and a house again, by which point, externally at least, it was in a bit of a state. The back half of the building was painted with modern vinyl paint and on the front the limewash was worn thin in the places you wanted it thick and caked up in the mouldings and the details. Harry and I did a good go at taking the paint off the back half this time last year, at the same time removing all the smashed up gutters from this and the two adjoining sheds. The gutters got painted and now the rentals are quiet for the winter it's time to get back on it and sand and scrape the rest of the building. I dont recommend sanding whole buildings, least of all ones with fiddly battens all over them, but after 4 days solid it's finally making progress. The picture above shows the back half mid sand and the picture below is the front after the first coat of lime paint (a few more of those to come), and with some of the gutters finally back up.
Huge Congratulations to Calum and Rhiannon on their wedding last weekend. Not everybody can lay their hands on The Horndog Brass band, most (sorry - all) of the Banana Sessions, a fine wee ceilidh and such a lovely bunch of folks.
This great picture is by Ingrid Mur who also took a lot of brilliant photos at the various Insider festivals.
Its been all hands on deck today to put up the 42ft yurt we are using for Calum and Rhiannon's wedding. Its the 4th time we have used it, it's always absolutely spectacular (especially now with the autumn colours around) and if you want to use it get in touch with Paul at Red Kite yurts (for he is a lovely chap).
Inshriach House is an Edwardian country house in the Cairngorms National Park. It is available to rent for groups of up to 17 people, or for weddings and location work. It is also home to the Inshriach Yurt and the Beermoth, available to rent through Canopy and Stars. This blog is an informal guide to projects underway around the house, the farm, the gardens and the workshops and to what's going on around Aviemore, up and coming and past events, good places for food, drink and music and entertaining bits of local news