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Perthshire

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Perthshire (Siorrachd Pheairt in Gaelic) is an traditional county in central Scotland, which extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south. Perthshire is known as the "big county" and has a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. Perthshire was a local government area between 1890-1974, when traditional counties were replaced, for administrative purposes, by a two-tier system of local government. During the 1974 re-organisation, some administrative boundaries were changed, and West Perthshire (the area of west and south of Killin including Callander, Crianlarich and Aberfoyle) was transferred to the neighbouring administrative area of Stirlingshire. The smaller 1974 boundary was retained in 1995 when the two-tier system was abandoned, and the unitary council of Perth and Kinross replaced Perth and Kinross District Council and Tayside Region. However, the traditional Perthshire county boundary is still used for the purposes of land registration, postal addresses, and general geographic purposes. Perthshire extends to 5300 km2.

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Towns

Besides Perth, other towns in Perthshire include:

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Rivers

Mountains

Glens and straths

Schools

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