Blair CAstle

Blair Castle

Blair Atholl

Blair Atholl is a village in northern Perthshire at the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry,  in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian mountains. It lies within the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, just off the A9 road from Perth to Inverness.

Until the early 19th century the only building on the site of the present village was the Old Mill, but it began to grow around the present parish church, largely as a planned settlement, when this was moved from Old Blair. Blair Atholl's most famous feature is Blair Castle, one of Scotland's premier stately homes.The Castle was the traditional home of the Dukes of Atholl, the Duke being the only person in the United Kingdom allowed to raise a private army. Today, this army, known as the Atholl Highlanders, conducts largely social and ceremonial activities, and primarily consists of workers on the extensive Atholl Estates.

The voluntary group Blair Atholl in Bloom became a member of the Take a Pride in P&K Association in 2019.

 

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