Here you will find the Poem Beautiful Balmerino of poet Max Plowman
Beautiful Balmermo on the bonnie banks of Tay, It's a very bonnie spot in the months of June or May; The scenery there is charming and fascinating to see, Especially the surroundings of the old Abbey, Which is situated in the midst of trees on a rugged hill, Which visitors can view at their own free will; And the trees and shrubberies are lovely to view, Especially the trees on each side of the avenue Which leads up to the Abbey amongst the trees; And in the summer time it's frequented with bees, And also crows with their unmusical cry, Which is a great annoyance to the villagers that live near by. And there in the summer season the mavis sings, And with her charming notes the woodland rings; And the sweet-scented zephyrs is borne upon the gale, Which is most refreshing and invigorating to inhale. Then there's the stately Castle of Balmerino Situated in the midst of trees, a magnificent show, And bordering on the banks o' the silvery Tay, Where visitors can spend a happy holiday. As they view the castle and scenery around It will help to cheer their spirits I'll be bound; And if they wish to view Wormit Bay They can walk along the braes o' the silvery Tay.