Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland



(Above image is of Atholl Road in the centre of Pitlochry.)


This evening, I am posting information on the popular central Scotland town of Pitlochry.

Pitlochry has a population of 2776 and is located about 84 miles N.E. of Glasgow.

More information:
  • The name is derived from the Gaelic Baile Chloichrigh and may mean 'place of the stepping stones'. The 'Pit' element suggests that Pitlochry has Pictish origins and thus may date back, possibly, at least 1500 years.
  • Situated close to the River Tummel which in turn feeds into the River Tay.
Landscape view of Pitlochry

Home to:
  • Two whisky distilleries: Edradour and Blair Atholl.
  • The well regarded Pitlochry Festival Theatre. 
  • Explorer's Garden aka The Scottish Plant Hunters Garden.
  • 18 hole, par 69 golf course.
  • A wide range of shops including the unique Heather Gems which produces jewellery products manufactured from local heather.
  • Many hotels, b&bs and guest houses.
  • The Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, a hydro-electric scheme which incorporates a salmon ladder.
Edradour Distillery

Blair Atholl Distillery

 Pitlochry Festival Theatre
 Explorers Garden

 Atholl Palace Hotel

 River Tummel

Other places of interest:
  • Black Spout waterfall.
  • Queen's View, about 7 miles to the N.W.
Black Spout Waterfall
 Queen's View



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