Aberfeldy Town Centre

This evening, I am posting information on the country town of Aberfeldy which is located in Perthshire, central Scotland, about seventy-five miles north of Edinburgh.

Population is about 2000 persons and the name is actually of Brittonic (Welsh) origin inspired by the name of local water-sprite.

There is much to see here with key sites including:

General Wade’s Bridge

This dates from 1733 as part of a British Government road building project to control and police the Scottish Highlands. The bridge was designed by leading Scottish Robert Adam and took two years to build. It is still in operation today.

General Wade’s Bridge over River Tay at Aberfeldy.

River Tay at Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy Distillery

There is a history of distilling in the locality from 1825 but the current production facility has a history dating from 1896 when John and Tommy Dewar built the distillery. Subsequently, two ownership changes have occurred with the distillery now forming part of the drinks portfolio of the Bacardi Corporation.

Other facts and information concerning Aberfeldy Distillery:

  • Production capacity of 3.5m litres p.a.
  • Equipment includes one stainless steel mash tun, eleven washbacks and four stills.
  • Much of the production goes into Dewar’s blends including White Label. The Visitor Centre is branded as ‘Dewar’s World of Whisky’.
  • Core range of single malts comprises a twelve year-old and a twenty-one year-old supplemented with an eighteen year-old for duty-free.

Aberfeldy Distillery, Perthshire, Scotland

Watermill Book Shop

Ranked best (bookshop) in Britain.

Black Watch Memorial

Built on bank of River Tay in recognition of raising of the Black Watch, one of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious regiments. The regiment was raised  in the field on the opposite bank of the River Tay during May 1740, a time when the Jacobite’s posed a threat. The regiment’s raison d’etre was to ‘watch’, i.e. police the Highlands.  The name reflects the dark tartan worn as uniform.

Black Watch Memorial, Aberfeldy.

Black Watch Pub, Aberfeldy, Scotland

Golf Course

A nine-hole course located close to the Black Watch Memorial.

Aberfeldy Golf Course

Birks of Aberfeldy

A trail up a steep, scenic gorge alongside the Moness Burn (stream). Made famous by Robert Burns.

Moness Burn, Birks of Aberfeldy

Croft Moraig Stone Circle

A late Neolithic stone circle located about four miles away. One of the most impressive prehistoric circles on mainland Scotland.

Croft Moraig Stone Circle.

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