The hotel, built in 1820, has a selection of well-appointed rooms and five comfortable, modern cottages and a menu selection making the most of the bountiful local estate produce and seasonal wild game.
Meikleour is a great location for shooting grouse on estates like Invercauld
Over the last two weeks, I have noticed a change in the weather, I have felt the difference in the temperature especially first thing in the morning when it’s been 4 or 5 degrees lower. The air has a fresh quality to it and the light is shortening and sunrise is now creeping in at 06:00.
One of my favourite pieces of clothing for outdoors, shooting and for deer stalking is the Hillman sweater troyer, it is warm and comfortable to wear. It’s included in what I call, my reliable gear, because it is exactly that, reliable!
Last year I put down my camera and picked up a rifle. It was all thanks to my collaboration with VenatorPro Ltd based in Perth, Scotland. Learning a new skill was an exciting new process, and one I embraced because I highly value personal growth.
When acquiring additional skills the benefits are numerous. Learning something new brings variety into our life, counteracts boredom and makes us more adaptable. Life rarely stays the same so being adaptable makes accepting change much easier.
Learning can help prevent dementia. When we learn new skills there is an increase in the density of the white matter in the brain and this helps improve performance. Learning stimulates neurons which form neural pathways and allow electrical impulses to travel faster across them.
There is a sense of euphoria when learning and seeing the result of your skills base expanding. I certainly felt that when shooting at targets with .243 Tikka T3 Rifle. It felt as though I was in a state of flow, where all my senses were charged and my focus was fully aligned to the task of target shooting. Previously, I had never shot a rifle, only a shotgun so my learning started from the basics.