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Pitheavlis

A small district of SW Perth, Pitheavlis lies to the south of Cherrybank, a mile (1.5 km) southwest of the city centre. The area developed on the policies of the 16th century Pitheavlis Castle, now divided into flats, but is now better known for the remarkable offices of the Aviva insurance company (previously General Accident) together with the offices of United Distillers (previously Arthur Bell & Sons), both on Necessity Brae and both built in the 1980s as international headquarters of companies which were subsequently taken-over. Pitheavlis Cottages on Low Road were built for Lord Forteviot in the early 20th C. With their half-timbered porches, use of brick, mansard gables and tiled roofs, these give the impression of English almshouses. Forteviot owned John Dewar & Sons, another whisky blender, which eventually also became part of United Distillers in 1987. Craigie Hill Golf Course is situated to the southeast and Bell's Cherrybank Centre lies to the west.


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