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Cateran Ecomuseum


The Cateran Ecomuseum is close to both the cities of Perth and Dundee, part of it is in the Cairngorms National Park and the SnowRoads Scenic Route runs through it. Perthshire and Angus are so central that we have great links to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow too.

You can take the train to Perth or Dundee and then the bus (number 57) to Blairgowrie and Alyth. There is also now an electric bus service, Ember from Edinburgh to Perth & Kinross and Dundee and the places in between.

Come and find your favourite spot and wonder at this extraordinary place in the Perthshire and Angus Straths and Glens. Be inspired by the scenery, the trails and the history. The area is little known and the stories are being uncovered …

In our Travel for all our Tomorrows initiative we are focussing on what we can do to reduce carbon emissions, play positive role in the climate change emergency and at the same time encourage everyone to be more active in free time travelling car free, slowing the pace and making the most of being on foot or bike in this undiscovered corner of Scotland.

Getting to the Ecomuseum  Car Free

By public transport

From nearby towns and villages

Below you can find the current options to get to and around the area on foot, by public transport and by bike from the North, South, East or West of the Ecomuseum. All the towns and villages are less than 15 miles away. We realise you may have to come to the Ecomusum by car but hope you will be inspired to explore without it!

Bike: Along the SnowRoads  scenic route A93 or an offroad trail to reach the Cateran Ecomuseum at the Spittal of Glenshee.
Bike hire: Braemar Mountain Sports
Public transport: None

Bike: Up the A924 over the wild landscape of the Moulin Moor and drop into  Strathardle
Bike hire: Escape Route. Bike delivery possible for longer hire. e-bike charging (Bosch only at the moment): Escape Route
Bike Taxi Elizabeth Yule taxis
Public transport: None

Bike: Along the A923 to Blairgowrie
Bike hire: Progression Bikes e-bikecharging (Bosch only at the moment): Birnam Arts Centre
Public Transport: Stagecoach timetable. You can catch the bus (number 60) from Dunkeld to Blairgowrie on school days. The timetable enables a return trip with time to explore. Use the ‘personalised timetable’ on the link page to find out times.

Bike: There are various routes you can bike along to reach the Ecomuseum, including along part of one of our pre-designed routes.
Bike Hire:
Lintrathen Cycles
Public Transport: JP Coaches timetable bus (number 128)through stunning open landscape of Strathmore  to reach Alyth or Lintrathen (where you can rent bikes).

From nearby cities

Bike: Biking from Perth to Blairgowrie is straightforward but it is not on a national cycle route and the main A94 is busy. Once you get to the Strathmore there is a choice of routes to link the towns of Alyth, Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus along cycle friendly roads and tracks. Find out more here.
Bike hire: None
Public Transport: Stagecoach timetable. The Stagecoach bus (number 57) takes you from Perth to Dundee via Blairgowrie & Alyth.


Bike: Biking from Dundee to Meigle, Coupar Angus or Alyth is straightforward but again the main A94 is busy and there is not yet a designated cycle route until you reach the Strathmore Cycle Network.
Bike hire: Electric Bikes Scotland, Spokes Cycles
Public Transport: Stagecoach timetable. The Stagecoach bus (number 57) takes you Dundee to Perth via Alyth & Blairgowrie.

Getting around the Ecomuseum Car Free

There are walking and biking itineraries on the Explore page to help you get around and enjoy the Ecomuseum. If you’re starting from either Blairgowrie or Alyth there are also public transport options detailed below.

You can walk or bike the many itineraries shown from the town and you can use the Strathmore Cycle Network.
Bike Hire: None
Public Transport: The 71 bus takes youto Bridge of Cally, the Spittal of Glenshee and to Enochdhu Stagecoach Timetable with opportunities to walk and pick up a bus back. The No 57 bus takes you to Alyth making it easy to visit both or get to the bike hire shop in Alyth: Stagecoach Timetable.

You can walk or bike the many itineraries shown form the town and you can use the Strathmore Cycle Network. It’s a great starting point to explore Glenisla by bike as there is a bike hire shop. You can get the bus from Perth or Dundee and stop off in Meigle or Coupar Angus en route, or visit Blairgowrie.
Bike Hire: Alyth Cycles
Public Transport: The No 57 bus takes you to Blairgowrie: Stagecoach Timetable.

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