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Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross

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Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross

Blair Atholl is a small town in Perthshire, Scotland, built about the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian Mountains. The Gaelic place-name Blair, from blàr, 'field, plain', refers to this location. Atholl, which may mean 'new Ireland', is the name of the surrounding district.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN8765
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
 

Other names by which Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past

Blair ~ Blair Athole

Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Blair-Athole, par. and vil., N. Perthshire, 35¼ miles NW. of Perth by rail, at confluence of Tilt and Garry -- par., 181,113 ac., pop. 1742; vil., pop. 346; P.O., T.O.; 1 Bank; is noted for the splendid mountain scenery amid which it is situated. Blair Castle, seat of the Duke of Athole, is adjacent; the grounds contain the oldest and largest larch trees in Scotland.

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