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Monday, 27 August 2007

Visit Comrie Scotland


Visit Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Fearnan Scotland


Visit Fearnan, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Inver Scotland


Visit Inver, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Old Perthshire

Perthshire, large county, partly maritime, but chiefly inland, in centre of Scotland. It extends southward from summit-line of Central Grampians to upper amd middle reaches of Forth, and eastward from summit-line of lateral Grampians to boundary with Forfarshire and Fife; it includes a section of 6 1/4 miles by 4 1/2 detached about 2 miles from its main body, lying on upper end of Firth of Forth; and it comprehends the ancient districts of Athole, Breadalbane, Monteith, Strathearn, Strathtay, Stormont, and Gowrie. Its length is 74 miles; its greatest breadth 67 miles; its area 2601 square miles. Its extent of coast is 12 miles on Firth of Tay and 4 on Firth of Forth. Its interior unites the Highlands to the Lowlands, combines or puts into juxtaposition the characteristic features of both, and contains a larger quantity and richer variety of picturesque landscape than any other equal extent of country in the British empire.

The northern and western sections, comprising more than one-half of all the area, are entirely Highland; consist mostly of mountain-ranges, intersected by long glens, radiating towards the centre; and contain Benlawers, Bendarg, Benygloe, Benvrackie, Schichallion, Stobinian, Benvoirlich, Mealgirdy, Benchonzie, Benmore, Benledi, Benvenue, and other alpine summits. The other sections exhibit a large miniature of all the Scottish Lowlands; consist variously of hill-range, strath, valley, undulation, and plain; and include portions of the Sidlaw and Ochil hills, part of Strathmore, all Strathearn, most of Strathallan, part of Carse of Forth, and all of Carse of Gowrie.

The mountains and the uplands are greatly diversified in form and feature; the upland plateaux range from pastoral to wildly weird; the glens, especially towards their outlets, exhibit rich diversity of width, flank, and ornature; and the several proportions of Lowlands range from bold cliffs to gardenesque expanses; and the entire area is threaded and gemmed with beautiful streams and lovely lakes.

The chief rivers are the Tay, winding centrally through both Highlands and Lowlands; the Tummel, the Lyon, the Bran, the Isla, the Almond, and the Earn, running to the Tay; the Garry, running to the Tummel; the Ericht, running to the Isla; the Forth, running mainly along the southern boundary; and the Teith, the Allan, and the Devon, running to the Forth. The chief lakes are Ericht, Rannoch, Garry, and Tummel in the north; Lows, Marlee, and Clunie, in the east; Tay, Earn, and Dochart, in the centre and the west; and Katrine, Achray, Vennachoir, Monteith, Lubnaig, Voil, Ard, and Chon in the south-west.

Coal and ironstone abound in the detached section; red sandstone lies beneath Strathmore and Carse of Gowrie; and fine marble is found in Glentilt. The tillage lands in the carses, in Strathearn, and in other parts, are of prime character; and the pastures for both sheep and black cattle are nearly as various as those of all Scotland. Textile manufacture employs much of the population; and commerce at Perth and through Dundee and Alloa is considerable.

The towns with each more than 3000 inhabitants are Perth, Crieff, and Blairgowrie; with each more than 2000, Auchterarder, Alyth, and Coupar-Angus; with each more than 1000, Dunblane, Doune, Callander, Kincardine, Scone, Comrie, Dunning, Aberfeldy, Muthill, and Lornty; and the villages with each more than 300 amount to 26.

The territory belonged to the Caledonian Horestii and Vecturiones; was included by the Romans in their Vespasiana; continued a capital of Pictavia; and figured much in the public events of the mediaeval and Reformation times. Its chief antiquities are numerous Caledonian stone circles, hill forts, and cairns; vestiges of many watch-towers; the Roman camp of Ardoch, other Roman camps, a Roman road, and the site of the Roman Bertha; the cylindrical tower of Abernethy, and the site of the royal palace of Scone; curious monuments associated with the semi-fabulous King Arthur and the famous Macbeth; Doune Castle, Ruthven Castle, Elcho Castle, and Castle-Campbell; the cathedrals of Dunkeld and Dunblane; the abbeys of Scone, Inchaffray, Culross, and Coupar-Angus; the monasteries of Inchmahome, Strathfillan, Loch Tay, and Elcho; and the collegiate churches of Perth, Methven, and Muthill. Real property of the county in 1880-81, £977,216. Pop. in 1871, 127,768; in 1881, 128,985. From Wilson, Rev. John The Gazetteer of Scotland by Rev. John Wilson, 1882. Visit Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Blairgowrie Community Market


Blairgowrie Community Market where you can find locally produced food that comes without excess packaging from local farmers, and producers. Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Blairgowrie Community Market Photographs.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Visit Blackford Scotland


Visit Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Stanley Scotland


Visit Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Tigh Na Geat Scotland


Visit Tigh Na Geat, Killiecrankie, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Comrie Scotland


Visit Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Bridge of Balgie Scotland


Visit Bridge of Balgie, Glenlyon, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Trochry Scotland


Visit Trochry, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Abernethy Scotland


Visit Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Blairgowrie Scotland


Visit Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Acharn Scotland


Visit Acharn, by Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Visit Crianlarich Scotland


Visit Crianlarich, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Bridge Of Tilt


Bridge Of Tilt, Perthshire, Scotland.

Loch Faskally


Loch Faskally, Perthshire, Scotland.

Pass Of Killiecrankie


Pass Of Killiecrankie, Perthshire, Scotland.

Visit Bridge of Earn Scotland


Visit Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Perthshire Waterfall


A Perthshire Waterfall, just North of Dunkeld, Scotland.

Clan Donnachaidh in Atholl


Clan Donnachaidh in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. The Clan Donnachaidh bears some of the most renowned and recognisable family names in Scotland. As Scots sought a new life beyond their native shores, so the Robertsons Duncans, Reids, McRoberts and many others settled in far flung countries of the world. But Clanship forges an unbreakable link. For those who ventured abroad, and for those who remained in clan country amidst the beautiful hills, lochs, heather and forests of Atholl, its world-wide association remains as strong a bond as ever. This history forms a further bond in the chain of kinship for all members of Clan Donnachaidh, wherever they may be. It will serve as a reference for them, as well as for their generations to come. The Robertsons, Clan Donnachaidh in Atholl. Visit perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Amulree Scotland


Visit Amulree, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Visit Killiecrankie Scotland


Visit Killiecrankie, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Perthshire Clouds


Clouds gathering over Perthshire at 6pm this evening.

Cherrybank Gardens


Cherrybank Gardens in the City of Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, is home to Europe's largest collection of heathers, The Bell's National Heather Collection

Monday, 13 August 2007

Dunkeld Bridge


Visit Dunkeld Bridge, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

Dupplin Cross


Visit Dupplin Cross, Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

River Tay at Dunkeld


Visit dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

Pitlochry War Memorial


Visit Pitlochry War Memorial, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

Aberfeldy Bridge


Visit Aberfeldy Bridge, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

Croft Moraig


Visit Croft Moraig, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

Visit Glen Quaich


Visit Glen Quaich, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove.

River Tay


River Tay, Scotland. Crail Lobsters, Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove, Cincinnati area freelance photographers. Photography for Real Estate Virtual Tours, commercial products, sports, editorial, freelance, and stock photos in Greater Cincinnati.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Blair Atholl Watermill


Blair Atholl Watermill, Perthshire, Scotland. Tour Blair Atholl, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Loch Leven Castle


Loch Leven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. Photographs of Scotland by, Dave and Kathy Dove, Cincinnati area freelance photographers. Photography for Real Estate Virtual Tours, commercial products, sports, editorial, freelance, and stock photos in Greater Cincinnati.

Visit Auchterarder Scotland


Visit Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

Steamers of the Tay


Steamers of the Tay. This is a readable and accessible account of the history of steamers on the Tay, illustrated with pictures showing all the key vessels, as well as other aspects of the subject such as passenger certificates and illustrations from guidebooks. The various Tay passenger ferries feature prominently, as does the history of the Tay train ferry, the second in the world after that across the River Forth, while excursion traffic is also well covered. The excursion vessels are seen at destinations including Dundee, Newburgh, Broughty Ferry, Bridge of Earn and Balmerino. The last ferries to operate between Dundee and Newport prior to the opening of the Tay Road Bridge are featured prominently, and the excursion story is brought bang up to date with pictures of those vessels that have made an appearance on the Tay in more recent years. The final three pages of the book cover Loch Tay. Steamers of the Tay.

Wheels Around Perth


Wheels Around Perth. This book will delight both transport enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the history of Perth. Not only are there dozens of excellent transport photographs, but many of these include aspects of the city that have long since vanished. There are plenty of pictures of Perth's erstwhile trams, while horse-drawn traffic, locomotives, a paddle steamer, bicycles, cars, buses and delivery vehicles are illustrated going about their daily business on the city's streets. Perth's important history as a rail hub is well covered, while more unusual subjects include a fair on the South Inch and a cricket match on the North Inch (you'll need to read the book to discover the 'wheels' connection!). Wheels Around Perth.