Perthshire

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Perthshire
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Primary Destinations
Crianlarich • Perth
Other Important Destinations
Aberfeldy • Aberfoyle • Blairgowrie • Callander • Coupar Angus • Crieff • Doune • Dunblane • Pitlochry • Tyndrum
Current Highway Authorities
Perth and Kinross • Stirling
Borders
Aberdeenshire • Angus • Argyll • Clackmannanshire • Dunbartonshire • Fife • Inverness-shire • Kinross-shire • Stirlingshire
Transport Scotland Roads
M9 • M90 • A9 • A82 • A84 • A85 • A90

Perthshire is one of the larger Scottish traditional counties, situated in the central belt of Scotland astride the River Tay. From 1929 to 1975 the County of Kinross was combined with Perthshire to form the Perth and Kinross County Council, and this situation survives to this day, after 20 years as a district within Tayside Regional Council, Perth and Kinross Council became a unitary authority in 1996. The boundaries have been somewhat different, however, since 1975 when a large chunk of southern Perthshire was transferred to the Central Regional Council, and is now part of Stirling Council area.

Geography & Economy

The A85 on the banks of Loch Earn

Spanning from the fertile Carse of Gowrie along the banks of the Spey to the mountains of the Cairngorms, the landscape of Perthshire is a varied one. The north of the county is often referred to as Highland Perthshire, because of the stark difference from the rest of the county, and much of this area was belatedly added to the Cairngorm National Park area. The Tay and its tributaries extend the farming land available far inland, and also provide rich fishing areas in the lochs such as Loch Earn and Loch Tay.

Fishing isn't the only use of the land, however, aside from the farming in the Carse of Gowrie and around the lower reaches of the Tay, there are vast tracts of forestry in the county, and many of the upland areas are given over to Grouse Moors or Stalking in season. Tourists also flock to the county, whether to climb the mountains, explore the deserted glens, or settle in the more genteel resorts of Pitlochry and Crieff, amongst others.

Roads

Wades Bridge at Aberfeldy

The main road through the county is the A9, which runs west-east along the southern edge from Dunblane to Perth and then turns northwards to the mountains, climbing up to the county boundary at Drumochter Pass. To the north and west of the A9, there are a series of roads threading their way through the lush glens,a long lochsides and over hill passes to reach the north west of the county around Crianlarich and Tyndrum. Many of the more important routes originated as Military roads built by General Wade and his successor Major Caulfeild nearly 300 years ago.

The Tay is spanned by some fine bridges, including Wades Bridge at Aberfeldy. Most non-trunk roads within the traditional county are maintained by Perth and Kinross or Stirling Councils. The trunk roads are managed by Transport Scotland and include the A82, A84, A85, A90 and Motorways. The A9 is currently undergoing a program of upgrading to Dual Carriageway, which should see the whole route through the county being dualled by 2025.


Route From To Length
A81 Glasgow Callander 35 miles View
A82 Glasgow Inverness 167 miles View
A820 Dunblane Doune 4.3 miles View
A821 Braeval Kilmahog 15.0 miles View
A822 Greenloaning Inver 33.1 miles View
A823 Pitreavie, Rosyth Westerton 28.8 miles View
A824 Aberuthven Muir of Auchterarder 4.7 miles View
A825 Comrie Street Lodge Street 0.1 miles View
A826 Aberfeldy Milton 9.0 miles View
A827 Lix Toll Ballinluig 34.8 miles View
A84 Stirling Lochearnhead 29 miles View
A85 Oban Dundee 115 miles View
A873 Blair Drummond Blairhoyle 7.9 miles View
A892 Callander Coilantogle 1.6 miles View
A9 Polmont, Stirlingshire (M9) Scrabster, Caithness 279 miles View
A90 Edinburgh Fraserburgh 146 miles View
A91 St Andrews Stirling 53 miles View
A912 Muirhead Perth 21.6 miles View
A913 Cupar Aberargie 15.0 miles View
A920 Edinburgh Road Victoria Bridge 0.3 miles View
A921 King Street Tay Street 0.3 miles View
A922 Victoria Bridge Perth Bridge 0.3 miles View
A923 Dundee Dunkeld 30.0 miles View
A924 Bridge of Cally Pitlochry Bypass 21.8 miles View
A925 Bankhead Boat Brae 0.1 miles View
A926 Rattray Forfar 20.1 miles View
A927 Muirhead Alyth 11.7 miles View
A93 Aberdeen Perth 110 miles View
A93/History Perth Aberdeen 110 miles View
A94 Bridgend, Perth Forfar 29.2 miles View
A977 Kincardine Kinross 17.3 miles View
A984 Dunkeld Coupar Angus 13.5 miles View
A989 Perth Railway Station Perth Railway Station 2.0 miles View
B8019 Pitlochry Tummel Bridge 10.6 miles View
B8031 Frew Toll Mains of Burbank 3.1 miles View
B8032 Doune Cambusmore 6.7 miles View
B8033 Dunblane Braco 8.5 miles View
B8034 Port of Menteith Arnprior 5.0 miles View
B8061 Main Street Railway goods yard 0.05 miles View
B8062 Crieff Dunning 13.8 miles View
B8063 Luncarty Buchanty 12.9 miles View
B8064 Perth Road bridge (S) Four Ways roundabou 0.5 miles View
B8075 near Blair Drummond Gargunnock 2.2 miles View
B8076 Stirling Road Sunnyside 0.1 miles View
B8079 Garry Bridge Bruar 7.7 miles View
B8081 Tullibardine Drumlochy 1.4 miles View
B822 Torrance Callander (S) 26.5 miles View
B824 Keir Doune 3.0 miles View
B825 Port of Menteith Blair Drummond 7.9 miles View
B826 Doune (S) Thornhill 3.0 miles View
B827 Braco Comrie 10.2 miles View
B828 Callander Coilantogle 1.6 miles View
B829 Aberfoyle Stronachlachar 11.2 miles View
B846 Aberfeldy Rannoch Station 37.2 miles View
B847 Bruar Kinloch Rannoch 11.0 miles View
B867 Bankfoot Birnam 5.1 miles View
B898 Dunkeld (North) Grandtully 9.0 miles View
B9098 Auchterarder (NE) Dunning 3.9 miles View
B9099 Luncarty Caputh 8.4 miles View
B9112 Forteviot Perth 4.6 miles View
B9141 Broom of Dalreoch Dunning 2.2 miles View
B934 Yetts o' Muckhart Upper Cairnie 13.4 miles View
B935 Bridge of Earn Forteviot 5.8 miles View
B947 Kirkton of Lethendy (South) Blairgowrie 4.2 miles View
B947 Dunkeld Coupar Angus 13.4 miles View
B948 Blairgowrie Road Union Street 0.5 miles View
B949 Perth Street Coupar Angus Road 0.2 miles View
B950 Kirkmichael Dalrulzian 3.5 miles View
B951 Kirriemuir Lair 18.9 miles View
B952 New Alyth Pitcrocknie 2.2 miles View
B953 Inchture Balbeggie 9.6 miles View
B953 Alyth Alyth (S) 0.5 miles View
B954 Muirhead Dykend 17.5 miles View
B958 St Madoes Lochee 15.0 miles View
B996 Kelty Bein Inn 14.6 miles View
B9993 St Johnstone Interchange Bertha Park View
C431 Old Military Road Bridge Road 0.4 miles View
Deeside Tourist Route Perth Aberdeen 107 miles View
E120 Perth Perth 303 miles View
E15 Inverness Dover 640 miles View
E32 Abington Perth 81.2 miles View
Glen Lednock Road Ardeonaig Comrie 11 miles View
M85 Craigend, Perthshire Walnut Grove, Perthshire 2 miles View
M9 Edinburgh Dunblane 32 miles View
M90 Kirkilston Perth 28.7 miles View
NCN7 Sunderland Culloden Moor View
765 Stirling Callander View
77 Dundee Ballinluig View
NCN775 Almondbank, Perth Lochearnhead 35 miles View
NE250 The Devils Elbow Crathie 229 miles View
Perthshire Tourist Route Greenloaning Pitlochry 45 miles View
Rannoch Road Rannoch Station Kingshouse Hotel 12 miles View
Rannoch Road Tulloch, near Fersit Killin 46 miles View
Snow Roads Scenic Route Blairgowrie Grantown on Spey 84.7 miles View
T12 London Inverness View
T1 London Scrabster View
T29 Tyndrum Oban View
T30 Perth Inverness View
T93 Inverkeithing Perth View
T94 Stirling St Andrews View
T95 Stirling Crianlarich View
Three Lochs Forest Drive Dukes Pass Dun Mor 7.25 miles View
Trossachs Trail Callander Thornhill View
Tummel Bridge to Drumochter Road Tummel Bridge Dalnacardoch 9.8 miles View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Perthshire
JunctionsAberuthven Junction • Auchterarder Junction • Barnhill Junction • Broxden Roundabout • Callander • Coupar Angus • Craigend Interchange • Crianlarich • Doune • Dunblane North Junction • Dunblane West Junction • Dunning Junction • Greenloaning Junction • Keir Roundabout • Loaninghead Junction • Muirmont Junction • Tyndrum
CrossingsGaick Pass
RoadsA81 • A82 • A820 • A821 • A822 • A823 • A824 • A825 (Crieff) • A826 • A827 • A84 • A85 • A873 • A892 • A9 • A90 • A91 • A912 • A913 • A920 (Perth) • A921 (Perth) • A922 (Perth) • A923 • A924 • A925 • A926 • A927 • A93 • A93/History • A94 • A977 • A984 • A989 • B8019 • B8031 • B8032 • B8033 • B8034 • B8061 • B8062 • B8063 • B8064 • B8075 • B8076 • B8079 • B8081 • B822 • B824 • B825 (Thornhill) • B826 • B827 • B828 (Callander) • B829 • B846 • B847 • B867 • B898 • B9098 (Auchterarder) • B9099 • B9112 • B9141 • B934 • B935 • B947 • B947 (Dunkeld - Coupar Angus) • B948 • B949 • B950 • B951 • B952 • B953 • B953 (Alyth) • B954 • B958 • B996 • B9993 • C431 (Perth and Kinross) • Deeside Tourist Route • E120 (Old System) • E15 • E32 (Old System) • Glen Lednock Road • M85 • M9 • M90 • NCN7 • NCN765 • NCN77 • NCN775 • North East 250 • Perthshire Tourist Route • Rannoch Road • Rannoch Road (Thomas Telford) • Snow Roads Scenic Route • T12 (Britain) • T1 (Britain) • T29 (Britain) • T30 (Britain) • T93 (Britain) • T94 (Britain) • T95 (Britain) • Three Lochs Forest Drive • Trossachs Trail • Tummel Bridge to Drumochter Road
PlacesAberfeldy • Aberfoyle • Blairgowrie • Callander • Coupar Angus • Crianlarich • Crieff • Doune • Dunblane • Perth • Pitlochry • Tyndrum
MiscellaneousCrossings in Perthshire • Junctions in Perthshire • Stirling Council
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