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Caulfeild Military Bridge, Glenshee, photo Clare Cooper

Situated on the 500-million-year-old Highland Boundary Fault – the great geological feature that divides the Scottish Highlands from the Lowlands – the area’s human history stretches back through millennia with sites identified from Neolithic times.

Situated on the Highland Boundary Fault – the areas human history stretches back through millennia with sites identified from Neolithic times.

Broughdearg Standing Stone, Glenshee, photo Kevin Greig

There are Pictish Stones to excite your curiosity, unknown stories from the legends of King Arthur and the Irish Giant Finn mac Cumhaill, contemporary histories of the Scottish Traveller Community, important events linked to the great Jacobite rebellions and fables of the Caterans themselves, the Highland clan warriors who came to be associated with cattle raiding.

There are Pictish Stones, stories and legends, contemporary histories, important events and fables of the cattle raiding Caterans.

Alyth Pack Bridge, photo, Clare Cooper

You can discover the history of Scotland’s Berry Capital, Blairgowrie, and visit the site of its twelve Victorian Textile Mills, walk a part of the Highland Boundary Fault in Alyth and enjoy its well preserved old town centre. A hike along the Cateran Trail, one of Scotland’s great long distance footpaths will take you to the small villages of Kirkmichael and Glen Isla, offering you spectacular views through huge landscapes sculpted by glaciation and traversed by old drove roads and ancient rights of way.

See Scotland’s Berry Capital, Blairgowrie and its Victorian Textile Mills or walk a part of the Cateran Trail through Alyth, Kirkmichael and Glen Isla.

Diarmuids Grave, Glenshee, photo Clare Cooper

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