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Camera Obscura

The camera obscura is situated in the cricket pavilion on Kirrie Hill

The camera obscura is situated in the cricket pavilion on Kirrie Hill

The Kirriemuir camera obscura, one of only three in Scotland, is housed in a purpose-designed turret room within the cricket pavilion on Kirriemuir Hill.

Both the camera obscura and the cricket pavilion were donated in 1930 by the author and playwright J. M. Barrie, a native of Kirriemuir.

Run by the National Trust for Scotland, the camera obscura provides striking views of the surrounding countryside including the Sidlaw hills, the Ochils, the Grampian foothills and Angus glens. On a clear day you can see over to Ben Lui, 71 miles away. You can find out how the camera obscura works and learn about its early role in astronomy, travel, design and art. The cricket pavilion is also of interest.

 

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