A taste of Blairgowrie and Rattray, East Perthshire
Hello and welcome to blairgowrieandrattray.com, this is when we tempt you to come and join us on Facebook where we have a dedicated community driven page that aims to showcase the area’s best qualities, its natural beauty and special attractions that lie right at our doorsteps. It’s a wonderful way for you to enjoy the fruits of our labour as well as sampling the pick of the crop of what we could find from farther afield, sourced directly from our neighbours who believe in Blairgowrie and Rattray as passionately as we do.
Distinct flavour… First up, after almost 3 years learning from experience, together with great support from the local community our dreams are starting to come to fruition (pun intended). Produced and maintained by it’s author for the benefit of ex-pat’s, visitors and those who shop, live, work and conduct business in mind. Largely inspired by using traditional values, great memories and good humour we take any and all opportunities to make sure there is an adequate crop, picking conditions are right and the rewards are well worth it - think fresh!
Constantly growing… As of today we continue to ripen and mature into something that has real value, purpose and meaning. A consistent and valuable community interest resource tool that serves up an abundance of useful, interesting and surprising treats all at arms-reach for comfortable easy picking.
Tailored by variety… We are completely flexible in our approach when it comes to local campaigns and have rapidly established a growing reputation for our creative efforts to get tailored messages out there to a target audience, effective marketing to promote local goods and services and help attract both new and existing customers. We’re filled to the brim and spilling tasty bits and pieces of useful stuff, such as generating excitement and enthusiasm to increase awareness of community activities, upcoming events, special offers, promotions, contests, competitions and giveaways that will grab and hold the attention of our visitors.
Carefully selected and picked by ourselves… Knowing your home town and audience is a good thing. Having a different perspective and approach and making it work well is even better. We’ve always had close links and like nothing better than hearing from our friends in addition to newcomers so that we never stop improving what we do. Of course, we couldn’t do it without our loyal fan base (friends) that just keep coming.
Bumper crop… Based on engaging content covered, there is no doubt that the broad variety of fresh information shared will remain the foundations for this site and help shape the future of all its contents. Such an obvious love and respect for the town and it’s people. It’s so fulfilling to see friends pick Blairgowrie and Rattray and I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating. Thank you so much for being part of it, we are appreciative and grateful for your continued support.
Share the harvest… To complement our own variety we are proud to introduce you to our neighbours providing a diverse and unique selection of provisions for the enthusiastic picker. Don’t be shy! Stroll in and ask them if they’ll let you pick. Chances are you’ll adopt some new tastes while you’re there. Pick as much or as little as you need, but please remember to come back to weigh in and do the count. We love to know which ones you liked most.
Top tip to ensure a great pick-your-own experience: There’s foraging to be done. The best pickings are usually hiding under the leaves, so don’t forget to carefully brush the canes aside while picking.
As fresh as it gets (PYO)… Whilst flavour is obviously very personal we believe our taste buds are good enough to pick out the best in their field as they become available throughout the season. As usual we have picked the sweetest and juiciest top spots for convenience. If you're feeling especially indulgent then the rapidly growing ‘Blairgowrie and Rattray Memories’ page makes for a satisfying and rewarding jaunt to help build on and share your passion. For some, It’s a trip down memory lane. Most importantly, however we feel that by making it easier to select ensures you can enjoy Blairgowrie and Rattray at its most fresh at the time of your visit.
Nibble as you pick, we don’t have a problem with ‘tasters’ and believe it’s all part of the pick-your-own experience.
Weigh In… And there you have it, Blairgowrie and Rattray the way you like it - All hand-picked and delivered by us for you. I hope that our passion and dedication comes through as you read this and I hope, too, that you will be inspired to take a minute to give a ‘like’ and become a fan of our page on Facebook if you have not done so already. We hope you enjoy the nostalgic feel the page brings to mind as much as we enjoy compiling it.
Come join us Blairgowrie & Rattray on Facebook and help us grow: https://www.facebook.com/blairgowrieandrattray
Merk yer dreel fir the morn… Picking season isn't over yet! The more you pick, the… It's always work in progress, so please make sure to bookmark this page.
We hope you'll enjoy getting to know a bit about us, what we're up to and we look forward to welcoming you in more traditional surroundings. *Please not that picking conditions change daily, so always check what is available before leaving home.
Thanks for picking Blairgowrie & Rattray - We can’t grow without you