In August 1893, Madeline Halkett, together with her father Sir Peter Arthur Halkett, her cousin Alice Hill and uncle Colonel Francis Hill from Dover, set out by carriage from Pitfirrane House for a week`s tour to the Trossachs. Their route took them from Bridge of Allan to Dunblane, Callander, Aberfoyle, Loch Katrine and the Lake of Menteith.
The journal is written humorously in verse and delightfully illustrated with drawings of the party, their carriage, grooms and horses as well places visited on the way. Drawings include Stirling Castle, Dunblane Cathedral, Doune Castle, the Dreadnought Inn Callendar, the Trossachs Hotel and Loch Katrine. There are also drawings and comments on the inns they stayed in, their staff and meals served