• Laura Cooke


A quick venture to Dunkeld Forest to collect some mosses from the forest floor and fallen logs. Its hard to describe the sense of peace, excitement and a slightly fairy-tale vibe that Dunkeld gives off – it really is unlike any other forest I have ever experienced and the sense of magic really gets you coming back for more. After a quick breakfast, we visited Blair Castle in Pitlochry to merchandise our stock (we have just created an incredible custom range for them from their Hercules Garden) and then we found ourselves at Dunkeld – on the hunt for mosses.

We are enormously proud to be stocked with the National Trust for Scotland who own the Hermitage site.

Since the heatwave here in Scotland, the weather has taken a turn for the worse with lightening storms and torrential rain. We managed to photograph the few spots of sunshine that appeared today.

The delicate and ethereal bridge at the Hermitage site (National Trust for Scotland).

The waterfall of the River Braan in Craigvinean (Dunkeld) Forest. The waterfall is followed by a steep drop. It’s easy to imagine why Scottish poet James Macpherson drew inspiration from here.

A real moss necklace, a tiny piece of Scottish forest.

Stephanie wearing our real Scottish moss earrings (link to shop at the top of the page).

As we were leaving, we noticed the incredible wall of moss which has grown on the bridge at Dunkeld – the different tectures and colours of each species has inspired me to create more moss pieces.

The rain has created beautiful dipping pools for local frogs to play in. Swimming around as tiny pond dwellers, there were several large pools filled with tadpoles.

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