is situated near the centre of Scotland. Know as the 'big county',
not only because of it's physical area, but because of the diversity of towns
and countryside to be found there.
In the east is the city of
Perth, compact by most standards but with a wealth
of shops, attractions and history. Perth lies on Britain's biggest river
- the mighty Tay - while the Severn may the longest, the River Tay contains
more water than the Severn and Thames added together!
To the southwest is Strathearn and
in the north and west the Scottish Highlands begin - Atholl and Breadalbane
- the land of Lochs, mountains, salmon rivers and hydro-electric dams. Other
main towns situated around Perthshire are Crieff,
local government reorganisation in 1975 when Perth & Kinross was formed,
historic Perthshire extended further south & west to include the towns
Doune and Killin plus
the famous Trossachs. This web site covers the area tarditionally recognised
The whole county is steeped in history
- Romans, Picts and Celts and many of the main players in Scottish history
all contributed to the creation of present day Perthshire - Pontius Pilot,
Ossian, Macbeth, William Wallace, Robert Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, John
Knox, Montrose, Rob Roy Macgregor, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Burns -
a who's who of Scottish history.