Place:Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland

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NameBlair Atholl
Alt namesBlair Atholsource: 1861 UK Census
Blair Atholesource: Source:Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish
Coordinates56.767°N 3.85°W
Located inPerthshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inPerth and Kinross, Scotland     (1996 - )
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Blair Atholl (from the Scottish Gaelic: Blàr Athall) is a small town in Perthshire, Scotland, built about the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian Mountains. The Gaelic place-name Blair, from blàr, 'field, plain', refers to this location. Atholl, which may mean 'new Ireland', is the name of the surrounding district.

At the request of the people of the town, on 13 March 2008, it was announced that Blair Atholl (together with some other Highland Perthshire villages) would be included in the Cairngorms National Park.

The town is bypassed by the A9 and has a railway station on the Highland Main Line. The main road north from Perth to Inverness ran through the village until it was bypassed since 1984.

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