Auchterarder High Street looking South West

View of the High Street, Auchterarder, about 1904, showing its inhabitants going about their daily lives. The steeple of the Town Hall is on the right in the distance. Between the right hand pavement and the road are small foot bridges allowing people to walk over the gutter.

Auchterarder is an ancient settlement which was burned down by the Earl of Mar and the Jacobite army in their retreat after being defeated at the battle of Sherrifmuir in 1715. Hence there was much re-building from the 18th century onwards. Known as the Lang Toon, it stretches along the road between Stirling and Perth. It became famous in 1834 as the scene of the first struggles within the church which led to the Disruption. Auchterarder flourished during the 19th century because of cotton weaving and agricultural trade and it was made a Police Burgh in 1894.

  • Material/Medium: n/a
  • Date: c.1904
  • Creator: Wood & Son Printers, Perth, purchased from Wylie, Keir Street
  • Accession number: W0271
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: High Street,Auchterarder,Perthshire,Scotland,church,town hall,people,dogs,children