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About the area


Perthshire is one of the largest and most varied counties in Scotland being part highland and part lowland. The county features large rural areas especially to the south where strawberries and raspberries are a major crop. It also features wilder areas to the north, including the skiing areas around Spittal of Glenshee, and also to the west where you find the long glens and lochs of Tummel, Rannoch, Tay and Earn. Also in the west are mountains such as Ben Vorlich and Ben Lawyers, the highest in Perthshire at 1214 metres.
Perthshire has many trees including a number of very famous ones such as:
  • the Fortingall Yew said to be the oldest living thing in Europe at about 3000 years
  • the Meikleour Beech Hedge which at 100 metres is the tallest in the world – it was planted shortly after the Battle of Culloden

  • Perthshire is a sportsman’s paradise and especially renowned for golf and fishing. But the county also boasts many other attractions - from houses and castles to distilleries, towns, historic sites and waterfalls. The list is endless.


    There has been a settlement at Alyth in the Strathmore valley since ancient times (Pictish stones are on display in nearby Meigle) and there was an early Christian community here in the 6th century. King Robert the Bruce is said to have hunted in the Den O’Alyth and the town was granted a Charter by King James III in 1488 and the right to hold “fairs and markets”. The Alyth burn runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by a number of bridges. The old roman bridge is no more but the 16th century packhorse bridge still remains over which for many years drovers herded their cattle from the highlands to the lowlands markets.

    Facilities in Alyth

    There is a good range of shops, pubs and places to eat in the town including an award winning Q Guild butcher in the Square. The Alyth Hotel, also in the Square provides a good range of “pub grub” and especially worth a mention are Sheila’s home made soups. More formal dining in Alyth is available in the Drumnacree Hotel and the Lands of Loyal Hotel (see brochures) and more choice in nearby Blairgowrie. The Alyth Museum presents the local history and a wide range of folk exhibits. The Den O’Alyth , a site of special scientific interest, provides woodland walks and picnic facilities.

    The workshop at Alyth is a lovely little Scottish cottage, in the Perthshire countryside. Located in the idyllic village of Alyth (near Blairgowrie), it is a short walk from all amenities, whilst having both highland and lowland on its doorstep.

    The Workshop at Alyth is available for holiday lettings by contacting our agent CKD Galbraith :
    Website : www.cottagesandcastles.co.uk
    Telephone : 01463 226990
    Fax : 01463 716723