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Earn, Strath

Strath Earn
©2019 Gazetteer for Scotland

Strath Earn

A strath of Perth and Kinross, Strath Earn extends over the basin of the River Earn and its tributaries, from Balquhidder in the west to the Firth of Tay in the east. It is over 30 miles (48 km) in length and averages 8 miles (13 km) in breadth. Historically Strath Earn was the seat of a Celtic earldom and formed with Menteith the ancient province of Fortrenn. It later formed a stewartry in the lands of the Earls of Perth and gave its name to one of the dukedoms held by Queen Victoria's father. In 2011, this dukedom was bestowed on HRH Prince William on the occasion of his marriage. The principal settlements of Strathearn are (west to east) Lochearnhead, St Fillans, Comrie, Crieff, Muthill, Auchterarder, Dunning, Forteviot, Forgandenny, Bridge of Earn and Abernethy.

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