Strathearn In Focus. A selection of articles on different places and aspects of the area.
Places to visit, things to do.
Earthquake House, Comrie
- In 1874 the Earthquake House was built on solid rock to hold an early seismometer.
In 1988 Earthquake House was restored and modern equipment
was supplied by the British Geological Survey.
St Bean's Church, Fowlis Wester
- The restored 13thC Church of St Bean (d.720) lies in Fowlis Wester.
Outside the church, on the village green, is a 3M high replica of a Pictish slab-cross.
- The oldest free lending Library in the country, founded about 1680.
Established with a school by David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madertie.
Lady Mary's Walk, Crieff
- Gifted to the town in 1815 by Sir Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre, the walk was a
favourite of his daughter, Lady Mary.
- Loch Earn lies in the west of Strathearn. The deepest point is 87m and it is 10.5 km from east to west.
Lochearnhead is situated at its western end of the Loch and St Fillans village at the eastern.
Macrosty Park, Crieff
- The park is currently under extensive renovation in 2010/11.
- The earliest part of the Church is the bell tower which dates to around 1140.
The foundations may be as old as 9thC. Round Norman arched belfry windows survive.
Walking in Strathearn
- The Strathearn area of Perthshire offers the walker a wide variety of walks.
The rambles listed here are a few well known routes.