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Cateran Ecomuseum

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About the Cateran Ecomuseum

Caulfeild Military Bridge, Glenshee, photo by Clare Cooper

The Cateran Ecomuseum is a museum without walls, all its sites are outside. Situated on the 500-million-year-old Highland Boundary Fault – the great geological feature that divides the Scottish Highlands from the Lowlands – the area’s human history stretches back through millennia with sites identified from Neolithic times.

There are Pictish Stones to excite your curiosity, unknown stories from the legends of King Arthur and the Irish Giant Finn mac Cumhaill, contemporary histories of the Scottish Traveller Community, important events linked to the great Jacobite rebellions and fables of the Caterans themselves, the Highland clan warriors who came to be associated with cattle raiding.

Broughdearg Standing Stone, photo Kevin Greig
Alyths 15thc Pack Bridge, photo by Clare Cooper

You can discover the history of Scotland’s Berry Capital, Blairgowrie, and visit the site of its twelve Victorian Textile Mills, walk a part of the Highland Boundary Fault in Alyth and enjoy its well preserved old town centre. A hike along the Cateran Trail, one of Scotland’s great long distance footpaths will take you to the small villages of Kirkmichael and Glen Isla, offering you spectacular views through huge landscapes sculpted by glaciation and traversed by old drove roads and ancient rights of way.

This website is being developed to help you find out what you can do and how you can plan your journey. Have a look through the information we already have and keep coming back to the site to see what’s new. If you would like to join our mailing list, please use the form below.

Diarmuids Grave, Glenshee, photo by Clare Cooper
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