Perthshire

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Perthshire
Siorrachd Pheairt
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Primary Destinations
Crianlarich • Perth
Other Important Destinations
Aberfoyle • 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 176 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
C106 Lochearnhead Ardvorlich 1.9 miles View
C107 Killin Ardeonaig 8 miles View
C114 Callander Invertrossachs 1.4 miles View
C18 Markethill Meigle 5.3 miles View
C19 Coupar Angus Flatfield 1.1 miles View
C22 Meigle Cardean Bridge 0.8 miles View
C33 Kingshouse Inverlochlarig 7.7 miles View
C34 Bridge of Allan Hillside of Row 2.9 miles View
C35 Bridge of Allan Dunblane 3.2 miles View
C401 Glendoick Inchture 6.4 miles View
C402 Inchmichael Perth Airport, Balbeggie 5.8 miles View
C403 Longforgan Tullybaccart 5.7 miles View
C404 Perth Glencarse 5.8 miles View
C405 Woodside Abernyte 5.8 miles View
C4 West Tofts Kinclaven 3.9 miles View
C407 Almondbank Methven 4.9 miles View
C408 Airntully Pitcairngreen 7.5 miles View
C409 Methven Buchanty 8.5 miles View
C40 Kirk Lane 1.3 miles View
C410 Crieff Huntingtower 14 miles View
C411 Kinkell Bridge Crossgates 8.2 miles View
C412 Dunning Forgandenny 4.3 miles View
C413 Path of Condie Milnathort 7 miles View
C414 Glenfarg Forgandenny 10.3 miles View
C415 Glenfarg Ardargie 5.8 miles View
C416 Glenfarg Bridge of Earn 5.1 miles View
C417 Friarton, Perth Bridge of Earn 5.7 miles View
C418 Abernethy Council Boundary 3.8 miles View
C419 Murthly Bridge of Isla 4.3 miles View
C420 Glenfarg Milnathort 3.8 miles View
C421 Alyth Bridge of Dillavaird 2.3 miles View
C422 New Alyth Alyth 0.8 miles View
C423 New Alyth Arthurstone, Ardler 4.3 miles View
C424 Balhary Bardmony 2 miles View
C425 Blacklaw Chapelhill 1.6 miles View
C426 Perth Road Coupar Angus Road 1.1 miles View
C427 Meikleour Craw Law 0.4 miles View
C428 Forneth Caputh 3.6 miles View
C429 Dunkeld Snaigow House 3.7 miles View
C430 Clunie Loch Snaigow House 2.6 miles View
C431 Old Military Road Bridge Road 0.4 miles View
C432 Essendy Clunie 2.1 miles View
C433 Kinloch Essendy 0.6 miles View
C434 Guildtown Balbeggie 3 miles View
C435 Cargill Woodside 2.7 miles View
C436 Coupar Angus Little Keithick 2.2 miles View
C437 Guildtown Burrelton 5.3 miles View
C438 Cargill Redstone 3.2 miles View
C439 Croftanrigh Saucher 1.3 miles View
C440 Pitcur Collace 4.2 miles View
C441 Redstone Collace 2.7 miles View
C442 Campmuir Lawton 3.7 miles View
C443 Coupar Angus Campmuir 1.3 miles View
C445 Drumkilbo Kirkinch 1 mile View
C446 Alyth Glenshee 9.6 miles View
C447 Pitnacree Bridge Weem, Aberfeldy 6.5 miles View
C448 Coshieville Bridge of Balgie 12.1 miles View
C449 Fearnan Fortingall 2.6 miles View
C450 Tomphubil Bridge of Gaur 21.9 miles View
C451 Kenmore Council Boundary 8.2 miles View
C452 Logierait Foss 16.3 miles View
C453 Tummel Bridge Trinafour 3.5 miles View
C454 Trinafour Dalnacaroch 4.9 miles View
C455 Crieff Comrie 5.6 miles View
C456 Gilmerton Junction Highlandman 2.1 miles View
C457 Muthill Kinkell Bridge 4.8 miles View
C458 Auchterarder Machany 3.7 miles View
C459 New Foulis Kinkell Bridge 4.7 miles View
C460 Mains of Garthy Kinkell 4.7 miles View
C461 Muthill Culloch 6 miles View
C462 Trinity Gask Madderty 3.6 miles View
C463 Aberuthven Wallfauld 2.2 miles View
C464 Auchterarder Gleneagles 0.3 miles View
C465 Auchterarder Pairney 1.6 miles View
C466 Auchterarder Lochie 0.5 miles View
C467 Braco Gleneagles 6.2 miles View
C468 Blackford Sherriff Muir 4.2 miles View
C470 St Fillans Council Boundary 5.4 miles View
C471 Forteviot Dalreoch 2.2 miles View
C472 Millhills Wester Dollerie 0.8 miles View
C473 New Fowlis Buchanty 3.6 miles View
C479 Greenloaning Junction Sherriff Muir 2.4 miles View
C483 Helen MacGregor Park Longforgan Junction 0.7 miles View
C484 St Madoes Invergowrie 13.8 miles View
C500 Kinross Hilton 0.7 miles View
C502 Dunkeld Rotmell 2.9 miles View
C503 Moulinearn Pitlochry 1.4 miles View
C504 Birnam Inver 2.7 miles View
C569 Luncarty Marlehall 0.8 miles View
C83 Doune Dunblane 2.5 miles View
C85 Perth Road The Cross 0.3 miles View
C86 Dunblane Sherrifmuir 3.5 miles View
C87 0.05 miles View
C90 Killin Kenknock 7 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
Gaick Pass Dalnacardoch Drumguish, Speyside 20 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 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
Trossachs Trail Callander Thornhill View
Tummel Bridge to Drumochter Road Tummel Bridge Dalnacardoch 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 • Craigend Interchange • Doune • Dunblane North Junction • Dunblane West Junction • Dunning Junction • Greenloaning Junction • Keir Roundabout • Loaninghead Junction • Muirmont Junction
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 • C106 (Stirling) • C107 (Stirling) • C114 (Stirling) • C18 (Perth and Kinross) • C19 (Perth and Kinross) • C22 (Perth and Kinross) • C33 (Stirling) • C34 (Stirling) • C35 (Stirling) • C401 (Perth and Kinross) • C402 (Perth and Kinross) • C403 (Perth and Kinross) • C404 (Perth and Kinross) • C405 (Perth and Kinross) • C406 (Perth and Kinross) • C407 (Perth and Kinross) • C408 (Perth and Kinross) • C409 (Perth and Kinross) • C40 (Stirling) • C410 (Perth and Kinross) • C411 (Perth and Kinross) • C412 (Perth and Kinross) • C413 (Perth and Kinross) • C414 (Perth and Kinross) • C415 (Perth and Kinross) • C416 (Perth and Kinross) • C417 (Perth and Kinross) • C418 (Perth and Kinross) • C419 (Perth and Kinross) • C420 (Perth and Kinross) • C421 (Perth and Kinross) • C422 (Perth and Kinross) • C423 (Perth and Kinross) • C424 (Perth and Kinross) • C425 (Perth and Kinross) • C426 (Perth and Kinross) • C427 (Perth and Kinross) • C428 (Perth and Kinross) • C429 (Perth and Kinross) • C430 (Perth and Kinross) • C431 (Perth and Kinross) • C432 (Perth and Kinross) • C433 (Perth and Kinross) • C434 (Perth and Kinross) • C435 (Perth and Kinross) • C436 (Perth and Kinross) • C437 (Perth and Kinross) • C438 (Perth and Kinross) • C439 (Perth and Kinross) • C440 (Perth and Kinross) • C441 (Perth and Kinross) • C442 (Perth and Kinross) • C443 (Perth and Kinross) • C445 (Perth and Kinross) • C446 (Perth and Kinross) • C447 (Perth and Kinross) • C448 (Perth and Kinross) • C449 (Perth and Kinross) • C450 (Perth and Kinross) • C451 (Perth and Kinross) • C452 (Perth and Kinross) • C453 (Perth and Kinross) • C454 (Perth and Kinross) • C455 (Perth and Kinross) • C456 (Perth and Kinross) • C457 (Perth and Kinross) • C458 (Perth and Kinross) • C459 (Perth and Kinross) • C460 (Perth and Kinross) • C461 (Perth and Kinross) • C462 (Perth and Kinross) • C463 (Perth and Kinross) • C464 (Perth and Kinross) • C465 (Perth and Kinross) • C466 (Perth and Kinross) • C467 (Perth and Kinross) • C468 (Perth and Kinross) • C470 (Perth and Kinross) • C471 (Perth and Kinross) • C472 (Perth and Kinross) • C473 (Perth and Kinross) • C479 (Perth and Kinross) • C483 (Perth and Kinross) • C484 (Perth and Kinross) • C500 (Perth and Kinross) • C502 (Perth and Kinross) • C503 (Perth and Kinross) • C504 (Perth and Kinross) • C569 (Perth and Kinross) • C83 (Stirling) • C85 (Stirling) • C86 (Stirling) • C87 (Stirling) • C90 (Stirling) • Deeside Tourist Route • E120 (Old System) • E15 • E32 (Old System) • Gaick Pass • 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) • Trossachs Trail • Tummel Bridge to Drumochter Road
PlacesAberfeldy • Blairgowrie • Callander • Crieff • Doune • Dunblane • Pitlochry
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