We were delighted to see our bar, over-bar light and curved bar shelves feature prominently on Countryfile on BBC1 last Sunday (11th August) when the Countryfile team visited The Taybank pub in Dunkeld.
We designed, made and installed the bar transforming a semi-derelict room into a warm inspirational place connected to the River Tay seen through the large Georgian windows. The bar, over-bar light, curved shelving and window seat were made in a gorgeous Brown Oak.
The dramatic prow-like shape of the bar references the Viking raiders who came up the River Tay to raid the early Celtic Christian Church in 903. This is now the lovely Dunkeld Cathedral (dating to the 14th century) now a parish church and ruin.
Further upriver in the hamlet of Dull (just past us in Aberfeldy) was an even earlier monastery, founded by St Adomnan in the 8th-century. The monastery was a centre for scholarship, or early university and locally we are proud that it is one of the first university’s of Scotland. (After Iona Abbey established in 563 but well before St Andrew’s University established in 1413, Glasgow University established 1451 and Edinburgh established 1582). Little remains of the monastery today but an 8th century cross can be seen in the village and another early cross links to Iona Abbey. Our valley was part of a pilgrim route between Iona and St Andrew’s.
Here is a link to Countryfile