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a scenic village on the western shores of Loch Earn.
the capital of Strathearn situated in one of Scotland's
most beautiful and unspoiled areas.
with it's famous
'Birks' (Robert Burns 1787) and General Wade's bridge (1733).
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Details of all the items mentioned in this page are available from the
Tourist Office on the High Street.
Scottish Tourist Board
he little village of Killin, with its close association with
sits serenely on the very western edge of Perthshire's border with
Stirlingshire. In fact, it's exact location is often debated; officially it
may be in Stirlingshire but many Killin residents consider themselves to be
in Perthshire! Regardless of it's county, Killin maintains its air of charm
and tranquility on the shores of Loch Tay.
n air of majestic
tranquility is the first impression most visitors have as they approach the
stone bridge that takes you into Killin itself. The late Dr McCulloch, a well
respected authority on Highland scenery, described Killin as ....
"the most extraordinary collection of extraordinary scenery in
Scotland, unlike anything else in the country and a perfect picture gallery
It would be easy to assume this picturesque highland village has always been
so peaceful but traces of its turbulent past can still be seen. To visit
Killin is to tread the footsteps of the clans
MacGregor and Campbell. During your visit make sure you call in at the
Folklore Centre where the past
comes to life. In the meantime you may like to visit our detailed
history of this fascinating area.
ocated on the shores of Loch Tay makes Killin an unrivalled haven for sports.
A quiet day sailing the calm waters of the loch, a round of golf, horse riding
through the forests and glens, clay shooting, scuba diving or an afternoon
salmon and trout fishing.
Loch Tay Highland Lodges, situated
on the tranquil western shores of this picturesque loch, provide the ideal
base for all your holiday and leisure pursuits.
en Lawers, the highest mountain in Perthshire (3984ft/1214m), towers above
the shores of Loch Tay and is now protected by the National Trust for
Scotland and has SSSI status (Sight of Special Scientific Interest).
Professional and amateur botanists travel far and wide to see and study the
alpine flora in these mountains. Take a look at our
Natural History section which gives
greater detail on the plant and wildlife of this very special area of
Scotland, which is also a superb area for
Ensure you get the full benefit by treating yourself to one of
many guided walks, where a professional guide will provide all the experience
and knowledge to help you discover some of Scotland's many hidden natural