Welcome to the Dunphail Web
My name is Jim Farquharson. This website was set up originally to market the
Braemoray Hotel which I, along with my wife Jennifer, had the privilege of owning
from 1997 until 2006. The hotel closed as a commercial concern in 2005 and we moved
to our current home when we sold “The Brae”. During our time as
publicans we were given a lot of information and photographs, not only about our
Hotel and its previous incarnations, but of the surrounding area. It seemed an
awful waste to just ‘fling it oot’ or put it into a box that no-one
would read, hence carrying on the site.
So, a little bit of history; the Braemoray was originally a school
which closed in 1965. In 1970 it was converted into a bar and hotel. It
is now a private home but its walls are steeped in the laughter of the
children who attended school there, the happy evenings when it served
the local community as a place to meet, and no doubt a few drams that
never made it to their proper destination.
You are welcome to browse around the pages that have been put together.
The links will take you around the area we live, the historical pages will be
updated as more information is found.
I have included pictures from a prize-winning local amateur photographer,
Julie Munro, her pictures are varied and interesting. She has recently
won "Best Print" and shared the "Best Portfolio" prize at the local camera club,
and again has had photographs included in the local "Benromach" calendar.
I would recommend a visit to
Some pages will have an e-mail address if you would like to comment on that
page, or add to the information available,, alternatively click the
Contact Information link which supplies more
You are welcome to sign our Guest Book,
I look forward to reading your comments and you may be able to get in touch with
former pupils or residents.
We would recommend a visit to the very highly praised site  Verdant Vista  for stunning photographs throughout Scotland most featuring water.
Please respect the copyrights of all photographs used on this site.
The Yes Declaration
"I believe it is fundamentally better for us all, if decisions about Scotland's future
are taken by the people who care most about Scotland, that is, by the people of Scotland.
Being independent means Scotland's future will be in Scotland's hands. There is no doubt that Scotland
has great potential. We are blessed with talent, resources and creativity. We have the opportunity to make
our nation a better place to live, for this and future generations. We can build a greener, fairer and more
prosperous society that is stronger and more successful than it is today.
I want a Scotland that speaks with
her own voice and makes her own unique contribution to the world: a Scotland that stands alongside the other
nations on these isles, as an independent nation."