It was a beautiful night to spend some time distributing Good News Perthshire postcards in one of the most peaceful and picturesque parts of Perthshire, the little village of Stormontfield.
Stormontfield is a small settlement a few miles from Scone Palace and Scone Race Course, and lies on the banks of the River Tay opposite Luncarty. It was historically home to a cotton spinning mill and its small population consisted primarily of the mill's workers.
New houses were built there in recent decades following the closure of the mill, and within the small hamlet you'll also find fishponds, a lade, and a community hall.
You'll also come across St David's Chapel, with its unique sun dial which says "tak tent o time ere time be tint, for time will no remain." Or to put it in more commonly understood language... "take account of time before your time is finished." Wise words indeed!
The Bible poses the question, "what is your life? it is even a vapour that appears for a little time then vanishes away." (James 4:14) In light of the brevity of life, the Bible also encourages us to think carefully about where we'll spend the afterlife (either Heaven or Hell) and that "it is time to seek the Lord." (Hosea 10:12)