River Ericht at Blairgowrie, Scotland

Here is a video clip of the centre of Blairgowrie-

This evening, I am posting information on Blairgowrie. a small, prosperous town with population of 8,000 in Perthshire, central Scotland.

Summary facts and information concerning Blairgowrie:

  • The name is likely derived from the description of a plot of land or plain belonging to Gabran (Gowrie).
  • The River Ericht flows through the town. In days past this powered textile and other mills. There are walking trails along the river banks.
  • Tourism is an important but not dominant industry. The town is well served with shops, hotels, B&Bs and restaurants.
  • Blairgowrie is a gateway to Glenshee, Speyside and the North of Scotland whilst Dundee and St. Andrews are within easy reach to the East.
  • Nearby can be found Meikleour Hedge, the Meigle Stones and site of the 2000 year old Roman Fort at Inchtuthil.
  • An important industry in this part of Scotland is the production of soft fruits such as Raspberries and Strawberries.

Perthshire Soft Fruit.

Central Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

Central Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

War Memorial, Central Blairgowrie, Scotland

Street Scene, Blairgowrie, Scotland

Weir, River Ericht, Blairgowrie, Scotland

Street Scene, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

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