Perthshire is home to beautiful soft glens, scented moors, snow-capped mountains, scenic lochs, noble palaces, heritage from the Romans, Pics and Celts, dense ancient woodlands and Royalist history from Mary Queen of Scots to King James 1. Perthshire is indeed Scotland’s handsome Highland county with an eight-thousand-year history – no wonder Sir Walter Scott described this wilderness as "The fairest portion of the northern kingdom."
Scotland’s newest city, Perth, which sits on the banks of the river Tay, is an ancient market town which earnt its wealth through the trade of salmon, wool, agriculture and of course, whisky. Further afield are the little hamlets of Dunkeld, Birnam and Aberfeldy – home to the oldest living thing in Europe, Fortingall Yew Tree is said to be the last descendant of Shakespeare's Birnam Wood.
Loch Tay, Glen Lyon, Rannoch Moor, Blair Atholl (home to 16thcentury Blair Castle) and the peaks of Schiehallion and Ben Lawers are nature’s canvas to a plethora of country pursuits available in Perthshire from cycling, hiking, fishing, shooting, climbing and ski – the great outdoors shared by wild Red Deer and osprey.
Dun Aluinn is a sophisticated style den that boasts the luxury proportions of a country house and the lovability of being an original Scottish villa set in over 5 acres – this is your private-hire designer refuge on the borders of the Highlands in picturesque Perthshire. Completely renovated, this house of contemporary design interiors is the perfect exclusive-hire venue is for social gatherings.read more
One of Scotland’s most beautiful coastal routes – and indeed the Highlands’ answer to Route 66 – take a drive around the North Coast 500 and sweep your way through 500 miles of varied, rugged natural beauty of the sort that only Scotland could ever really claim as its own.read more
Samantha McCoach remembers her grandmother, a kilt maker in Scotland with 40-years’ experience, hand-making her a kilt not too long ago, and wearing it out and about in London.read more