This evening, my theme is Pitlochry, a prominent country town in Perthshire, central Scotland which is also popular with visitors. The name means ‘Place of the Stepping Stones’ which dates back to Pictish times, maybe 2000 years ago.

Pitlochry is very well endowed with visitor accommodation although perhaps skewed towards the coach party sector.The town is popular with shoppers. Close by there are many activities, attractions and places to visit, viz:

  • White Water rafting on the River Tay.
  • Fishing for salmon on the rivers.
  • Hiking and walking.
  • Stalking (deer)
  • Queen’s View
  • Blair Castle and grounds.
  • Edradour Scotch Whisky Distillery which provides excellent tours.
  • Nearby Dunkeld and Birnam.
  • Fish Ladder (for the salmon).
  • River Tummel
  • Curling Rink.

Looking wider afield, Pitlochry’s central location affords within the day access to Stirling, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Balmoral, St. Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh. When touring I find Pitlochry useful as stopover for refreshments and laundry. Parking can be a challenge in the peak tourist season during the summer period.

Elsewhere today, I should have been out touring if it were not for an unfortunate cancellation due to a family bereavement. However, I have plenty of tour enquiries to keep me occupied including two self-drive and various small group tours. Posted information on Loudon family history to my GlagowAncestry blog.

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