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Lossett Inn

One of Scotland’s oldest Inns.

A listed building, the Lossett Inn or Creel has been a Drover’s Inn since 1760. At that time, Alyth was larger than Blairgowrie and had nine fairs a year, many more than most market towns, so the Lossett would have been a busy place.

However, it was not likely to have been very comfortable one at that time as Scottish Inns were renowned for their poor standard of accommodation well into the 19thc. Thomas Kirke, writing in 1669 says “Scots have not Inns, but changehouses as they call them, poor small cottages where you must be content to take what you find”.

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