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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 self-taught photographer and artist based in Perthshire, Scotland. Her fine art photography is atmospheric and enchanting, inspired by nature, fantasy, folklore and videogames. Cat's work is exhibited at various events throughout Scotland and she offers photography workshops and online mentoring to clients worldwide. If you'd like to know more, simply get in touch via the Contact page.

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  1. My daughter was there last week and got 3 different videos of we don’t know what. I would say fairies or sprites or something else. Little blue flying things

    1. That’s interesting – I wonder what they were?! There are so many myths and legends in this area!

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