The Blair Atholl white horse

Contributed by Atholl Country Life Museum

The Blair Atholl white horse

In 1859 the 6th Duke of Atholl commissioned the white horse from Austin Seely & Co., London, in Mrs Coades stone, at a cost of 10gns. It stood sentinel for over 100 years on a stone arch over the horse and coach entrance to the Atholl Arms Hotel in Blair Atholl, which was then a regular stop and change-over for the Perth to Inverness coach horses. The arch was also the route to the public bar and rather than say a man was away for a drink, it was "He is away under the white horse."
As delivery vans increased in size and had difficulty driving under the arch it was removed and the horse was acquired for the Atholl Country Life Museum.

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