Central Scotland contains the counties of Angus, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Fife, Edingburgh, Midlothian, Perthshire, Kinross, Stirling & Falkirk.
The best known beverage in Scotland is whisky, the 'water of life'. It would be a shame to visit Scotland without trying at least one we dram of its national drink. You will find distilleries dotted right across Scotland, where you can stop and tast a dram and/or take a guided tour of the the facilities.
Perthshire has always had turbulent past due to its position on the border between the once unruly highlanders and more domicile lowlanders. Its sheer size has given it the nickname "the big county", which covers some 2000 sq miles. It is home to some of the most beautiful, varied and dramatic scenery, that has changed very little over the centuries. A land of lochs, bens (mountains) glens and forests; and also home to Scotland's longest river, the salmon rich Tay.
Perthshire is home to "Queen's View', one of the most dramatic beauty spots in Britain. The view stretches out over Loch Tummel with the Grampian mountains in the background, providing a spectacular backdrop. It is said to have been named after Queen Victoria when she stopped off for tea on the way to Loch Tay back in 1866. However the name actually dates back to the 14th century, to commemorate Queen Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce.
Angus: Arbroath, Brechin, Dundee, Forfar, Montrose.
Clackmannanshire: Alloa, Clackmannan, Tillicoultry, Tullibody.
East Lothian: Armadale, Bathgate, Bo'ness, Broxburn, Dunbar, East Linton, Haddington, Livingston, North Berwick, Tranent, Whitburn.
Fife: Cupar, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, St. Andrews.
Edingburgh & Midlothian: Arniston, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh.
Perth & Kinross: Blairgowrie, Callander, Crieff, Coupar Angus, Kincardine, Kinross, Milnathort, Perth, Pitlochry, Rattray.
Stirling & Falkirk: Alva, Bridge of Allan, Denny, Grangemouth, Kilsyth, Falkirk, Stirling.