Itisnowsome six monthssinceI started writingmy Perthshire -Crieff- Strathearn local
history “ blog ” . Incredibly thesite
has notched up some5000 hits in that
comparatively shortperiod . Lastmonth alone it recorded well over 1000 , perhaps indicatinghow it is becomingbetterknown on the widerstage . The talesof the Strath I research are varied and fascinating .
Ourculture and heritage are central to
our Scottish nation , then and indeed now .I am delightedthat you havechosen to read the blogsanddo hopethat youwill someday managea visit to ourbeautiful part of
has astounded meisthe international mixofmy
readers . As a“ blogger ”, I amprivilegedto know wheremy audiencecomefrom and that has proven areal
delight and reward formy efforts .
Notsurprisinglythe largestnumber ( some 60% ) come from the UK – the
figuresdo notsubdivide into Scotland ,
England Ireland or Wales .
Secondwith some 25% is the USA which
givesme personal satisfaction as many
ofmy ancestors emigrated across the “
Pond ” particularly to Delaware Co New York State in the 19th
century . Our“ bronze medal ” winner in
thirdplace is one that hasreally taken meby surprise . Proofthat the “ Cold War “ is very much ancient
history – itis Russia !!(Очень тепло приветствовать всехвас!) . Making
up thetop ten
in orderare Australia, Germany , Canada , Ukraine, New
Zealand, Austriaand France . Perhaps the local Tourist Board aka Visit Scotland will take due note !
Thank you friends for readingmy Crieff and Perthshire local history blog