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The small town of Alyth is situated in Perthshire, Tayside at the foothills of the Grampian Mountains, close to the Angus Glens, Kirriemuir and Forfar and within half an hour of Perth and Dundee. It has a population of over two thousand. With its Market Square and play park, it has developed around Alyth Burn, or Queich which rises well above the Den of Alyth, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Close to Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, distilleries and Royal Deeside. Scottish golf vacation accommodation. Walk Perthshire and The Angus Glens, visit Scottish Castles. Walk the Cateran Trail, a five night serviced walk passes Bridge of Cally, Glenshee, Glenisla, Kirkmichael and Blairgowrie. In town, crossing the burn, is the Pack bridge dating from the 16th century. The older part of the town is dominated by 'The Arches' part of the remains of an ancient Church and graveyard. James Sandy, Alyth's "mechanical genius" rests here. In summer, the Folk Museum offers an insight to farming life in times past in the Strathmore Valley. The area is well served by quality hotels, guest houses, inns, pubs, restaurants, chinese carry out, hardware, food and craft shops. There are several excellent local restaurants with varied menus, including Strathmore and Glenisla golf clubs.
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Callander is a small attractive town situated at the confluence of two rivers and in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as The Trossachs on the edge of the Scottish highlands. Within a 5 minute drive of Callander are Loch Vennachar, Loch Achray and Loch Lubnaig. Add 10 minutes to that and you can include Loch Katrine and its steamer and the Lake of Mentieth with its Inchmaholm Priory ruins. Loch Lomond is just an hour away. These Lochs between them offer sailing, water ski-ing, steamer trips, fishing and of course magnificent scenery. Callander is in Scotland's Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. These scenic surroundings in Scotland combined with the numbers and variety of Lochs and rivers make Loch Lomond and the Trossachs a natural playground for even the most demanding visitor.
Main road access to Callander from other parts of the UK is very easy, Callander being just 14 miles from the M9 motorway, yet still totally highland in nature.
Public transport to Stirling is adequately provided by the national bus and rail network from all parts of the UK and Scotland. There is a frequent local bus service from Stirling to Callander. Timetable information may be obtained at local bus stations, bus stops and from any rail station.. Population 3,200

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The focal point of the beautiful village of Comrie in Perthshire, Scotland, is the "White Church" on the banks of the river Earn on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Previously a historic church, the building was refurbished and opened as "Comrie Community Centre" on16th September 2000. The parish of Comrie has a thriving community to which this website is dedicated. Population 3,000.

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