Fishing in Perthshire around Pitlochry

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Pitlochry area - Heart of the Highlands

perthshire scotlandHighland Perthshire is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and a very popular tourist destination for people from all over the World, especially anglers, hunters, stalkers, hill walkers and golfers. It is a perfect fishing destination, surrounded by salmon and trout fishing rivers and lochs. Fishing vacations and guided trips can be arranged to suit your requirements by professional instructor Ally Gowans.

Pitlochry, the geographic centre of Scotland, is a mecca for travelers wishing to explore the surrounding area and beyond. With the main trunk road (A9) to Inverness and the north skirting the town and the main rail link passing through it, the town makes an ideal stopping off point or base for a truly Scottish Highland break.

Here are some of our local attractions.

loch tummel perthshire scotlandQueens View - said to be Queen Victoria's favourite vista takes the breath of many visitors each year as the light changes over the shimmering loch and the great mountain, Schhallion in the background.

pitlochry perthshire scotlandPitlochry Dam must rank as one of the best known of all Scotland's tourist attractions. Every year, an estimated 500,000 tourists visit the dam and fish ladder, making it one of Scotland's top six attractions. It is part of the Tummel-Garry Hydro-Electric scheme and is used to regulate the water level in the River Tummel, whilst generating up to 15MW of electricity. It has a highly acclaimed visitor centre and a salmon "ladder" that allow the fish to swim past it into the loch above.

fish ladder pitlochry scotlandThe fish ladder, 310m long and with 34 chambers, enables about 5,000 Atlantic salmon returning home from the northern oceans each year to reach their spawning grounds high in the rivers and streams of Glen Tilt and the Tummel Valley. An observation chamber allows visitors to watch them ascend through the chambers towards their home pools after a sea journey of some 6000 miles. Truly remarkable fish!

blair castle perthshireBlair Castle is the ancestral home of the Murray's of Atholl. It is also the base for the Atholl Highlanders, the only private army in Europe. These fearsome warriors are nowadays better known for piping and slaying bottles of our famous spirit than harming anyone. Steeped in history and tradition and with marvelous displays of armour and other artifacts, the Castle is reckoned to be second only to Edinburgh Castle in terms of visitor numbers.

whisky edradour scotlandEdradour Distillery, oddly enough, makes whisky and is the smallest distillery in Scotland, in a beautiful setting. Produces two brands "The Edradour" and the "House of Lords", the latter is available only from the distillery, or from the House of Lords.

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