The Dunmore Pineapple
Dunmore, by Airth, Stirling District
Yes, it IS a forty foot high stone pineapple on top of a building.
Built in 1761 as part of a garden retreat the building originally had hothouses
along the front wall in which pineapples were grown, before the easy access
to supplies in the likes of Tesco and Asda that can be bought today. And in
cans as well, of course.
When the Scots build follies they do it with style.
Part of the Dunmore Pineapple can be rented out as a holiday home.
“ Where did you go on holiday this year? Where? A what? Look, it was
a perfectly sensible question…”
A small section of the previous photograph.
From ground level looking straight on to the entrance
From ground level looking across the front and showing the wall against which
there used to be hot-houses for the pineapple plants.