where the soft fruit grows in abundance and the restaurants make full use of local produce!
steeped in history, legend and breathtaking scenery!
on Perthshire's eastern borders and with one of the country's most impressive collections of early Celtic stone monuments.
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lyth has grown from being a very small village in northern Perthshire into a small
county town, situated on the edge of vast heather-clad moorlands which stretch
all the way to Braemar.
Granted a Charter by King James III in 1488, Alyth was raised to the rank of Burgh of Barony with the right to hold markets and fairs. The steady growth of this area means that the Queich (or Alyth burn), with its several bridges, now runs through the centre of Alyth.
The Old Market Cross of Alyth (rected in 1670 by the Earl of Airlie) was sited originally by the churchyard gate in Toutie Street, or the Causeway, as it was once known. It eventually proved an obstruction to traffic and had to be removed but was erected again in 1913, this time at the Market Square, by the Dowager Countess of Airlie.
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