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Location of Perthshire in Scotland

Perthshire ( Scottish Gaelic Siorrachd Pheairt ) or "County of Perth" is one of the traditional counties of Scotland . The historical capital and eponymous place is the city of Perth .

Administrative history

As administrative county was Perthshire since 1890. 1929 it received a joint management with the neighboring county of Kinross-shire . In the administrative reform of 1975 Perthshire went in District Perth and Kinross the region Tayside and the District Stirling the region Central on. Since 1996 Perth and Kinross and Stirling Council Areas .

Geography and economics


Perthshire is bordered by the traditional counties of Argyll , Inverness-shire , Fife , Aberdeenshire , Kinross-shire , Angus , Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire . The area of ​​Perthshire is approximately 77 miles in length and 68 miles in width and covers an area of ​​5300 km².


The summit of the 1214 meter high Ben Lawers

Part of Perthshire is in the Scottish Highlands , so there are several mountains over 1000 meters high. Examples are the 1083 meter high Schiehallion , the 1214 meter high Ben Lawers , the 1174 meter high Ben More (Crianlarich) and the 1129 meter high Beinn a 'Gloe . Well-known valleys include Gleneagles and Glen Lyon . The main industries in Perthshire are agriculture, forestry and tourism. There are numerous castles and palaces as well as several ancient sites such as the Croft Moraig stone circle or the Dull site .

In addition to several lakes such as Loch Tay, there are numerous rivers such as the Tay , which has numerous tributaries such as the Earn River , the Tummel and the Isla and which is the longest river in Scotland at 193 kilometers.


In addition to Perth, there are the following places in Perthshire:

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c S. Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. British History Online, 1846, accessed May 21, 2019 .

Coordinates: 56 ° 21 ′  N , 4 ° 0 ′  W