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Some Links to help:

Blairgowrie and East Perthshire a dedicated website for this area - pretty much all the information you need is here.

Big Tree Country for walks and the great outdoors.

Scotland's Garden Scheme Perthshire Gardens Collection

The Cateran Trail

Doing a bit of Genealogy research? our local Blairgowrie Library is a super resource or get some help from Scotland's Genealogy

I am always happy to assist with advice and help when planning your holiday, just drop me an e-mail:

There is also have an excellent Visitor Information Centre at 26 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie. Their phone number is: 01250 872960

Blairgowrie and East Perthshire

Blairgowrie sits on the banks of the River Ericht and is often referred to as 'The Berry Town'. The climate is ideal for growing soft fruits. Blairgowrie is a lovely small town with plenty of interesting Independent shops, cafe's and restaurants. Blairgowrie is in a fantastic location for exploring the area and Perthshire in general, it is an ideal holiday base. The list of excursions is endless - one day is not enough. There is also the highlight of being able to view our local wild beavers on the River Ericht. I am more than happy to take you or give you the contact of someone who can or I can point you in the right direction.


Outdoor Activities in Blairgowrie and Perthshire

Walking - Blairgowrie has it's own Path Network - I have maps. The Cateran Trail starts and finishes in Blairgowrie and you are welcome to leave your car here. The whole of Perthshire is a walkers, hill walkers paradise. Try your hand at the Woodland Challenge, 4 areas in Perthshire with dedicated orienteering markers - Tayside Orienteers Whilst out walking why not try Geocaching, Perthshire has hundreds of hidden Geocaches, and it is great fun. Please have a look at Gilmore House's dedicated Geocaching page.

Ski-ing - Gilmore House is  only 35 minutes from Glenshee Ski Centre. Look at all my pictures on the Flickr icon link. Skiing in Scotland is the place to be.

Golfing - The championship golf course at Blairgowrie Golf Club is only a 5 minute drive away, and there over 60 courses within an hours drive, a golfers paradise.

Wildlife - Watch the Famous Ospreys along at Loch of Lowes as well as many other birds. I was lucky to get some rather nice Osprey photos which you can view on my blog. Watch the birds in my own garden from the comfort of the upstairs lounge and if your lucky a red squirrel. The whole area is 'teaming' with wildlife and there are even wild beavers on some of the local rivers.

Fishing - Plenty of famous Salmon rivers round here!