Historic Alyth is an old trading-town on the edge of the Cairngorms where Highlanders met Lowlanders on its market days.

It’s the sort of thing you contemplate as you stroll around noticing the surviving 16th century packhorse bridge and the Alyth Museum (open in summer).

Today, this community is especially associated with golf. Alyth Golf Club has a beautiful wooded and heathery course, originally laid out by St Andrews master Old Tom Morris, then later extended by James Braid. The nearby Strathmore Golf Centre with its attractive Rannaleroch and Glenisla courses cement Alyth’s reputation as a golfing paradise.

With an excellent range of accommodation, this little town makes a great place for tourers and walkers and the Cateran Trail. Also close by is a sheltered wooded valley, the Den of Alyth, west of the town. This delightful spot is a site of special scientific interest. The Alyth Burn has cut deeply into the soft sandstone and created a varied habitat sheltered by beech woods and containing red squirrels.

For more information, visit the Alyth Museum and the Cateran Trail