Auchterarder

Auchterarder situated in Perthshire in known as the Lang Toon due to the main road. Auchterarder has history back to circa 1200 when Alexander II granted the canons of Inchaffray Abbey (near Crieff) rights over Auchterarder circa 1220. The original village was burnt to the ground by the Jacobites circa 1715 after the Jacobite defeat at the battle of Sheriffmuir near Dunblane. It was rebuilt and textiles and weaving were the main industry. Circa 1840 the railway linked the village to the larger Towns and Cities. The Town is most famous for the Gleneagles Golf Course which is close by.