The two counties of Perthshire and Angus straddle the Highland Boundary Fault, which separates the Highlands from the Lowlands, while Kinross, once Scotland’s second smallest county, is wholly Lowland in character. So there is a wide variety of scenery within this area, from mountains, glens and lochs, to quiet, intensely cultivated fields and picturesque villages.
Perthshire is a wholly inland county, a place of agriculture, high hills and Highland lochs. It is the county of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, and of possibly the loneliest railway station in Britain, Rannoch, deep within the bleak expanse of Rannoch Moor. It is also the county of the Gleneagles Hotel, one of Britain’s most luxurious, and of rich farmland surrounding Perth itself. Blairgowrie is the centre of Scotland’s fruit growing industry - and once supplied the Dundee jam makers.