Pitlochry


Pitlochry the town, which lies 26 miles north of Perth is bypassed by the main A9 Inverness to Perth road since 1981, and has a railway station on the Highland Main Line.

The town lies at the eastern end of the Rob Roy Way, a long distance footpath that runs from Drymen.

Pitlochry High School serves the town of Pitlochry and its immediate surroundings and the nearby village of Killiecrankie. Logierait Primary and Blair Atholl Primary are the associate
Primary schools and pupils from these schools would join in S1.
Pitlochry is home to the Vale of Atholl Football Club. The “Vale” were founded in 1879 and originally played at the old recreation park now situated at the bottom of Loch Faskally. Relocating along with the pavilion in the 1950s when the dam was built to the current location the Vale were regular competitors in the Scottish Cup in the past having played ties against the likes of Dundee and Hibernian.

The newly created Atholl Highlanders rugby team also play at The Recreation Park. Pitlochry Highland Games has been held annually on the second Saturday of September since 1852 and is the last event in the Scottish Highland Games calendar. In 1852 the original Recreation Park was formed on the north bank of the Tummel at the foot of Rie-Achan Road across what is now known as Lady’s Dell. However with the building of the dam the old park was flooded in 1950 and the Games moved to the new and current Recreation Park. The original pavilion had been dismantled and was re-erected for 1951. It remains unchanged externally today but was upgraded internally in 1964. A feature of the Games is the Pipe Band Championship which attracts a large entry and culminates in the unique Massed Pipe Band parade at the end of the day.


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