Highland Perthshire

Follow the course of the Highland Line or the A9 trunk road northwards from Perth, and you cross the highland boundary fault at Dunkeld to enter an area of lush, forest-cloaked hills overlooking fast flowing salmon rivers, dotted with villages and small towns and inviting lingering exploration. Those parts of the Highlands that lay within Perthshire have an atmosphere of their own, being more highly populated than most of the lands to the north and west, and also lusher and more generously forested. Here there are more likely to be farms and pastures than moors and bleak, empty hill country and the scenery is generally richer and more diverse than elsewhere.

perthshire landsat

Perthshire is synonymous with the river system of the Tay, and that great river basin has a complex system of feeder rivers and lochs, many exploited for hydroelectric power. Loch Tay, Glen Lyon and the Ben Lawers mountains are central to the region, which also covers the area drained by the feeder rivers such as the Tummel and the Garry. The main towns include Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld and Crieff. This section also covers Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch, the popular Munro of Schiehallion, and of course Ben Vrackie - one of the most accessible hills in the Highlands, standing just a few miles north of Pitlochry.

Gallery Index

Pitlochry town, May 2001
Beinn Vrackie, May 2001
Craigower, Killiecrankie & Linn of Tummel, May 2001
Pitlochry Town, June 2005
Kinloch Rannoch, June 2005

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This page last updated 9th October 2005