Just south of the Highlands and north of the picturesque Ochil Hills, Auchterarder is within easy reach of Scotland’s rugged west coast yet only a short drive from central Glasgow. Offering the perfect blend of rural peace and easy access to urban amenities, Auchterarder has an enviable regal heritage that stretches back to 1200AD when the town was designated a ‘Royal Burgh’.
It is no wonder that the town has retained its regal status over the centuries thanks to the rolling countryside, landmark castles and famous distilleries which surround it.
Nicknamed the Lang Toon due to its mile-and-a-half long main street, Auchterarder is a hive of activity. The High Street is well-equipped with designer boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and all the essential stores required for day to day living. In addition, the town has clubs that cater for a variety of hobbies ranging from amateur gymnasts to parachuting.
As would be expected of such an exclusive town, Auchterarder has excellent schools for residents’ children. The Community School of Auchterarder is a designated ‘all-through’ school, providing education for children from nursery to primary through to secondary level. The school is located within a campus which offers facilities for community use as well as for children and families.
Auchterarder’s small population of around 4,000 people is well served by excellent road and rail links to Stirling, Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond thanks to easy access to the A9 and Gleneagles railway station being close by. All of this combined means that the town affords its residents with an excellent quality of life in an outstanding location, making Auchterarder a superb place in which to live.