Blairgowrie lies at the heart of raspberry growing country and is also a main accommodation and facilities centre for the Glen Shee Ski Resort 24 miles (39km) to the north. Its fame as a soft fruit producer started in 1898 when a local resident decided to grow wild raspberries as a commercial crop.

Today, with its favourable soil and climate, it is the major raspberry-growing district in the British Isles. The town has a relaxed air with a selection of woollen mill outlets and pleasant cafes or ice cream shops. The tourist information outlet overlooks the main square.

Our recommended places to stay in or near Blairgowrie include:

  • Tigh na Leigh Guest House
  • Bridge of Cally Hotel

What Makes Perthshire Great!

Spectacular Big Tree Country

Exciting Outdoor Adventure Activities

The 'Fair City' of Perth

Taking in the region's breathtaking variety, from its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it's impossible to argue with Sir Walter Scott. Perthshire's scenery is truly awe-inspiring.