Perthshire Scotland > Introduction

Perthshire, ScotlandPerthshire is situated near the centre of Scotland. Know as the 'big county', not only because of it's physical area, but because of the diversity of towns and countryside to be found there.

In the east is the city of Perth, compact by most standards but with a wealth of shops, attractions and history. Perth lies on Britain's biggest river - the mighty Tay - while the Severn may the longest, the River Tay contains more water than the Severn and Thames added together!

To the southwest is Strathearn and in the north and west the Scottish Highlands begin - Atholl and Breadalbane - the land of Lochs, mountains, salmon rivers and hydro-electric dams. Other main towns situated around Perthshire are Crieff, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy.

Perthshire, ScotlandPrior to local government reorganisation in 1975 when Perth & Kinross was formed, historic Perthshire extended further south & west to include the towns of Aberfoyle, Callander, Dunblane, Doune and Killin plus the famous Trossachs. This web site covers the area tarditionally recognised as Perthshire.

The whole county is steeped in history - Romans, Picts and Celts and many of the main players in Scottish history all contributed to the creation of present day Perthshire - Pontius Pilot, Ossian, Macbeth, William Wallace, Robert Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, John Knox, Montrose, Rob Roy Macgregor, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns - a who's who of Scottish history.

 

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