Blairgowrie is a scenic town with an abundance of local amenities and activities on your doorstep. This friendly, welcoming town is popular with golfers and anglers. It is also the main start point for the 60-mile circular Cateran Trail that walkers can follow around the historic drove roads used by cattle rustlers.
Life in Blairgowrie has a distinctive sense of community. It creates a favourable environment, social ties, and a support network for all walks of life. Let’s have a look at the lifestyle of Blairgowrie.
Blairgowrie Golf club
Founded as a private member’s club in 1889, this club has some of the best Green’s in Scotland and is consistently featuring in Scotland’s top 100 courses due to its exceptional quality.
This club has 3 courses to choose from, one of which hosts major PGA and SGL events, as well as an award-winning clubhouse which guests and members can enjoy, a professional shop and a catering service offering a fantastic bite to eat.
This golf club is only a 15 minute walk from our development, or even a 2 – minute drive. The club consistently receives excellent reviews from our clients and brings a lot of enjoyment to the community.
The Cateran trail
The Cateran Trail is a fully waymarked circuit through the Perthshire and Angus glens in the heart of Scotland starting in Blairgowrie. Some of these routes follow the same routes used by the Caterans – fearsome cattle thieves who raided Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. The Cateran Minitrail samples some of the best bits of the main trail with remains from iron age building and hut circles along the route which is a dive into history.
Whether you would enjoy the full hike in the peaceful countryside, to dog walking and having a stroll out of the town, these trail’s are some of the best in Scotland and are a great way to appreciate our Scottish landscapes and heritage.
Local restaurants and dining
Blairgowrie hosts many restaurants in the area with fantastic reviews and a love of the local Scottish Produce. From a quick bite to eat, to a unique dining experience, you can find it all in Blairgowrie.
The Dalmore Inn & Restaurant
Experts in sourcing fresh local ingredients which insures a varied, seasonal menu that reflects their love for the Scottish produce. As well as their full evening menu, they offer a light lunch, and a steak menu which is proving to be very popular.
1.4 miles from the development (4 minute drive)
Little’s restaurant is a unique bite to eat in Blairgowrie, with their speciality seafood dishes in a church setting. Little’s is committed to catering for everyone, regardless of requirements using fresh, local produce.
1.2 miles from the development (3 minute drive)
Blairgowrie Community Garden – a group of residents who share a passion for gardening came together to convert some unused land into a community garden. All produce from the garden is shared among members. It conducts fundraising events and has received local and government grants. Enjoy a cup of tea with potting friends after a working bee. It is a great place to flex your green fingers and make friends.
Ericht Allotment Association – contribute positively to food security, sustainability, healthy eating and productive hobbies. They even have raised beds for those with mobility issues. Having an allotment makes you part of a fruitful community.
Ericht Art Club
Members meet weekly to paint and draw with the help of a tutor. They enjoy a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolours, acrylics and pastels. The annual exhibition gives locals the chance to view and buy their works.
Blairgowrie has an action-packed club scene for competitive and recreational sports. Blair Bolts Netball Club, Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus Shotokan Karate Club, Blairgowrie Badminton Club, Blairgowrie Bowling Club, Blairgowrie Hockey Club, Blairgowrie Rugby Club, Blairgowrie Tennis Club, Blairgowrie Runners, Wellmeadow Amateur Boxing Club, Rattray and District BMX Club, and Evolution Combat Sports cater to a wide range of sporting interests
Blairgowrie and Rattray quiz team
Blairgowrie and Rattray have a fantastic, fun quiz league group. This group meets regularly and it’s a great way to get to know people in the community, you can join them on Facebook under “Quiz League”
Local groups and support
If you fancy a larger version of a man’s shed but with other men, Strathmore Men’s Shed welcomes you. Share tools, resources and knowledge. Work on individual projects, upcycle, restore and get involved in social activities.
At MANTALK, you get a safe space to share. They talk about mental health struggles, spend time together working out at the gym, go hill walking, and play outdoor non-contact sports.
Wellmeadow House is a community hub where young people and the wider community can meet and grab a coffee or tea at the cafe. They work in partnership with numerous external agencies to offer vital services.
St Stephens RC primary school – 0.3 miles from development
Blairgowrie high school – 0.5 miles from development
Starbucks – 0.3 miles from development
Lidl – 0.3 miles from development
Home bargains – 0.3 miles from development
It helps adults and young adults (16+) experiencing mental health and well-being difficulties to lead healthy, active, inclusive and connected lives. Various therapeutic horticulture activities, creative arts, physical and nutritional activity, woodwork, and food preparation engagement options to engage people, build confidence and boost self-esteem.
There are several churches for those sharing the faith to come together for religious and community events. The parish church, episcopal church, Roman Catholic churches, evangelic church and a Boy’s Brigade serve as spiritual and emotional pillars of support.
Dancing clubs and classes
Whether it is a fun night out, an evening of music and dance or dance classes you are after, there’s a place to meet for everyone. Blairgowrie Scottish Country Dance Club, Ericht Scottish Dance Club and Blairgowrie Tea Dance Club meet weekly.
Blairgowrie offers ample space and panorama to hike, walk, or stroll. However, it doesn’t have to be a solitary affair. Blairgowrie & District Ramblers Association, Blairgowrie & District Hillwalking Club and Blairgowrie and District Next Steps make the experience even more joyful with good company and anecdotes to share. From a sisterly heart to another – Women’s Walk and Talk is a friendly group that meets every Thursday at 6.45 pm.
Walking has a special place in Blairgowrie. After all, it is Cateran country. There are miles of the Cateran Trail to follow, the vast Cairngorms in its glory, and not to mention gentle riverside walks.
Entertainment, arts and festivals
Blairgowrie Book Festival, Rugby and Ale Festival, Blairgowrie and Rattray Highland Games and Rattray Arts Festival take place annually. The Blairgowrie Town Hall is a central venue for events and entertainment. It holds pantos, dance performances by local dance clubs, digital screenings, comedy performances and more.
Although serene, Blairgowrie is exuberant with community spirit, creativity, sustainability, advocacy, inclusivity and generosity. Whether you are a charitable soul looking to volunteer in the community, an avid gardener, a mental health champion or the sporty kind, you can fill your days with meaningful and joyful activities. It is easy to make friends here, and someone is always ready to lend a hand during hardships.
Properties for sale in Blairgowrie by GS Brown Construction give you the chance to move into an energy-efficient new build. Whether you are moving here to raise a family or to retire, Blairgowrie is a jewel in Perthshire’s crown. Choose your property from our development, designed and built to premium standards and contemporary specs. How do you want to take part in the Blairgowrie community?