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Monday, 03 March 2014 17:32

River Tay, Perthshire

The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland at some 119 miles long and it is the 7th longest river in the United Kingdom. 

The river is well known in Scotland and indeed around the world for its salmon fishing. The salmon fishing season runs from 15 January until 15 October. Check out http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tay/index.asp?dom=Tay

The River Tay is also used for some of the best watersports in Scotland. 

The Tay flows through Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and the City of Perth, as well as other picturesque villages and towns in Perthshire. Have a look at the Google map on our contact page and trace the journey of the river to the Forth of Tay just south of Dundee into the North Sea.

If you are in the area, enjoy a walk or cycle along the riverside or just sit and admire the scenery hopefully spotting some of the wildlife on the river.

Monday, 03 March 2014 00:00

Lochranza Castle - Arran

Lochranza Castle sits on a stunning site on the north of Arran in the village of Lochranza overlooking the loch – Loch Ranza. It is well worth a visit when you are in Arran.

The views from the castle towards the mountains and Loch Ranza are simply breathtaking. You can also look out across the waterway known as the Kilbrannan Sound over to the Argyll coastline. You might even spot some native red deer roaming around or seals in the water. Look out for oyster catchers flying above you!

Originally a medieval hall house built in the 13th century, Lochranza Castle was later converted to a tower house in the late 1500s. It has seen many varied uses and been owned by many historical characters.

The castle is now in the care of Historic Scotland. For more information on the history of this magnificent structure, why not visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

 

Friday, 07 February 2014 12:21

Pitlochry Dam & Salmon Fish Ladder

The Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Fish Ladder is just a short walk from the centre of Pitlochry surrounded by amazing Perthshire scenery. It is well worth a visit!

The Pitlochry Dam is opened at various times in the year to allow excess water into the River Tummel. The Dam was built between 1947/1951. There is a visitor's viewing room where you can get a glimpse of the engineering works of the dam.

The Salmon Fish Ladder was built to enable salmon to travel up and over the dam into Loch Faskally to get to their spawning grounds. The best time to view the salmon is between April and late September. Approximately 5000 salmon pass through each season.

For more details go to -
http://www.highlandperthshire.com/regions/pitlochry/pitlochry-dam-and-fish-ladder.aspx