World's Tallest Hedge
This evening, I am focusing on Meikleour Hedge, the world’s tallest at Meikleour in central Scotland. Summary particulars as follows:
- Meikle is a Scots word meaning beech. Not surprisingly, this is a hedge comprised of beech trees.
- Located close the the village of Meikleour which in turn is about 12 miles north of Perth.
- Was planted in 1745 by Robert Murray Nairne and wife, Jean Mercer. The former was a Jacobite supporter and was killed at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
- The hedge is 530 m ( 580 yds) long and 36 m ( 120 ft.) in height.It is cut at ten yearly intervals.
When touring this
part of Scotland, I usually stop by for photographs. However, great
care is required as the road in front of the hedge is extremely busy and