Belmont House
A magical venue for holidays and events

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The return of the light by Wendy Scott

February 1st 2021

The garden is in stasis, under frost and snow; clear skies and sunshine, enormous moon, diamond air.

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Belmont - Folk in aboot, by Wendy Scott

January 9th 2021

The Man family were living at Gardon in the 1760’s, just up the brae from the site of Thomas Mouat’s new house. In the 1770’s James Man was of some standing – he was a Baillie, and so probably not in the first flush of youth; he had two sons, Thomas and Robert.

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The Lockdown Garden by Wendy Scott

November 24th 2020

Winter has finally swept down upon us, though for how long ? – but rendering superfluous our earlier decision not to cut the grass again as the wind scythed the lawns.

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Furnishing Belmont, by Wendy Scott

January 7th 2020

When in early 2005 the long drawn out restoration of Belmont House approached completion, it dawned on the Belmont Trustees that they were shortly to take possession of their perfect Georgian building; but that they had no money at all with which to furnish and outfit it.

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Hidden histories, by Wendy Scott

November 23rd 2019

I once read the comments of a visitor to Clugon bemoaning the fate of those forced to live in such a remote spot.

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Summer's end by Wendy Scott

September 2nd 2019

I like weeding – it lets you get intimate with your plants.

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Flowers in the Belmont gardens

June 3rd 2019

We've just spend a few days working in the Belmont gardens.

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A Geranium in the window, by Wendy Scott

May 21st 2019

A couple of years ago I bought, for pennies, a geranium at one of the country plant sales

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Reveille, by Wendy Scott

April 8th 2019

Full of rabbit and self-satisfaction, the cat did not come in at breakfast time as is her wont.

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Mr (but not Mrs) Smith by Wendy Scott

March 3rd 2019

In 1688 John Smith of Insista in Bressay was an elder of the kirk.

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