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Gask ... a pretty little Perthshire village and once the home of Lady Caroline Nairne (1766-1845)
Perth .... situated on the banks of the river Tay, this beautiful city is one of the jewels in Scotland's crown!
Blackford ... famous for its natural spring water sources and of course the Blackford Highland Games!
Dunning ... a village steeped in history from the earliest times.
Aberuthven ... the village with historical links to the Marquis of Montrose and a haunted tavern!
Crieff ... the capital of Strathearn situated in one of Scotland's most beautiful and unspoiled areas.
Access to Auchterarder is excellent. We're just off the A9 trunk road through Scotland and only an hour from Edinburgh.
For a wider look at the area just load our Perthshire map and choose your destination!
Details of all the items mentioned in this page are available from the Tourist Office on the High Street.
Scottish Touist Board
he mile and a half long High Street of Auchterarder gave the town its popular
name of the "Lang Toon". It is a shopper's paradise so let's take a
look at some of the shops you must not miss!
Within easy striking distance of Scotland's rugged West Coast and the fishing ports on the East, visitors are within twenty miles of real wilderness country, yet just over an hour's drive from the bustling, vibrant heart of Glasgow and the sedate elegance of Edinburgh.
Take a look at our selection of views of the surrounding countryside and the artwork of local artist Allan Perera-Liyanage, who kindly provided the watercolour of our High Street above. (Click on the picture for more information)
If bird-watching is your thing, we have an in-depth ornithological section on-line along with some interesting archaeological notes.
Visitors to Auchterarder need not leave their pets behind as Swallowlaw boarding kennels provide first class accommodation for your dog or cat.
The great Covenanter and royalist James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, spent his boyhood at Kincardine Castle and the family burial ground where"gallant Grahams are lying low", is by the neighbouring village of Aberuthven.
In the 11th century Auchterarder was the seat of a fine hunting lodge for King Malcolm Ceannmor, the castle is now a ruin.
Having risen from the ashes of the Jacobite 'burnings' of 1715, the town became the centre of the Perthshire weaving industry.
Auchterarder is now a thriving rural town with lots to offer the visitor and traveller.
If you would like to learn more about the 1715, 1745 and other important local historical events, we have a dedicated history section.
lackford, which lies at the foot of the Ochil Hills, has been famous for centuries for the quality of it's water. At one time there were three breweries here (including Scotland's first public brewery) which drew upon the abundant spring water of the area. Today, water from the same source is bottled at two plants for sale throughout the world.
To the west is Maggie Wall's monument, which commemorates the burning in 1657 of the said lady as a witch. A thorn tree in the centre of the village is a memorial to the burning of the village in 1716 by the retreating Jacobites.
Glendevon Homes build quality homes throughout the Auchterarder & Strathearn district. If you are considering moving into the area, talk to us first.
|Last updated June 2001|
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