North East Perthshire

Base Camp

Blair is the ideal base from which to explore the small towns and villages, rolling farmlands and mountain scenery of North East Perthshire.

  • Nearby Alyth is a picturesque farming town criss-crossed by streams & little footbridges;
  • Meigle’s old village schoolhouse displays one of the most important collections of Pictish-carved stones in Scotland;
  • and pretty red sandstone Kirriemuir, the home of JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, sits nearby fairytale Glamis Castle.

Blairgowrie is just to the south of the North Highland Boundary Fault line and its central position offers the visitor access to an incredible variety of countryside - from farmland to moorland, woodland to mountain and riverside to loch shore.

Below the line you'll find lush and fertile plains and valleys and above it more rugged and spectacular Highland scenery.

The Cateran Ecomuseum, a museum without walls, is designed to reveal the hidden heritage of this captivating part of Perthshire, telling the story of its people, places and landscapes.


Call of the Wild

Both the dramatic mountain scenery and glorious heather moors of Glenshee and the highland glens of Strahardle and Glen Isla provide great walking, fishing and wonderful wildlife photography and birdwatching.

Soaring trees, the scent of bluebells, the sounds of thundering waterfalls.

You’ll see some of the finest woods and specimen trees in Britain – oak, ash, birch, rowan and Scots pine. Perthshire’s woodland heritage is what makes it such a distinctive and attractive environment for walkers.

You may hear the red deer stags roaring if you walk The Cateran Trail in autumn. Or spy osprey at the Loch of the Lowes if you visit in the summertime.

And, all year round, you’ll have chances to spot golden eagle, buzzards, hen harriers, peregrine and merlin in the ever-changing skies and pine martens, red squirrel, beaver, otters and wildcats in the woodlands, burns and moors.

To find out more about North East Perthshire visit the Cateran Country website.

Now where would you like to go? Relaxed & friendly Blairgowrie or The Fair City of Perth?