Blairgowrie is located in Perth and Kinross in northeastern Scotland. The twin burghs of Blairgowrie and Rattray are situated in the Strathmore valley, straddling the River Ericht. Rattray is located on the east bank of the river while Blairgowrie is located on the west bank. During the 19th century the town saw significant growth due to the development of the many jute mills in the area along the river. Today Blairgowrie is popular with both tourists and those looking to enjoy the excellent skiing in the area. Visitors will find ample accommodations in the surrounding area.
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Blairgowrie is the second largest town of the Scottish unitary council Perth and Kinross. The locals call it with a brief name of Blair. The 19th century industrial age provided the immediate boost to this town of Scotland. Hundreds of jute mills spring around the attached River Ericht. Even in those times it became a centre for visitors as people from all across the neighboring villages used to come here. Hydro energy was the main sources for running those mills and the River Ericht offered its services for this enterprise.
Out of dozen mills the town has the largest waterwheels in the Scottish territory. So the hydro power combined with the diligent working class made it possible to boost the economy of this lovely town. Today it has the finest soft fruits growing gardens. There are several varieties of berries that are locally grown and this ability gives it the genuine title of Capital of Berry. This amazing riverside town has many more surprises waiting for its visitors.
The town has enough diversity to welcome people from different spheres of interest. For a golf lover the town is a heaven as it offers sate of the art 9 and 18 holes course. The neighboring sports shops offer reasonable deals for all the essential golf kits. As it is customary with all the towns to have their own native festivals, the Blairgowire Walking Festival is the most celebrated festival. It begins in September so if you are visiting the town in that period then surely you will take back with you the amazing memories of jubilant festive fever.
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