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Somewhere in the woods beneath the tower of Kinnoull Hill is a cave known as The Dragon Hole. Local legend tells of it being home to, obviously, a dragon, but that it also used to be a hiding spot for William Wallace and the site of pagan rituals.

These days the cave is apparently quite hidden and blocked by large stones, but in times gone by, it could fit a dozen people.

I love that legends and myths like this are all around us if we look close enough. I’ve still not gone to find the cave – part of me enjoys the mystery of not knowing where in these trees it is.


For those visiting my home studio during Perthshire Open Studios this coming week (Sat 1st to Thursday 6th September), I’ll have a small number of prints of this image available which are currently not available on the website!

If you’d like one, pop into the studio or contact me. If there are any left after my September events, I’ll pop them on the web store then.

Published by Cat Burton

Cat Burton is a photographer inspired by the wild nature of Scotland. Passionate about animals, conservation and the environment, she's happiest when exploring the wilderness with her camera. From her studio in Perthshire, Scotland, she shares a daily photograph of adventures around the Scottish countryside. From landscapes and wildlife, to farm animals and lone trees. You can follow her adventures around Scotland here. From time to time she creates fine art photography which has been exhibited across the UK and is available as fine art prints here.

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