River Isla

Rivers and Canals

    A tributary of the River Tay, the River Islay runs for 46 miles through Angus and Perthshire

    The River Isla runs from Caenlochan Glen, high in the Glenshee hills, to Cargill, a few miles south of Blairgowrie, where it joins the mighty River Tay.

    The name `Isla’ has been tentatively traced back to a pre-Celtic word meaning `rapidly moving’.

    Visitors can most easily access the river at the charming small village of Kirkton of Glenisla. Here you'll find picnic tables and walking options, most notably the eastern sections of the long distance Cateran Trail.

    Fishing is available on the River Isla (salmon, trout, pike and roach). More details are available from the VisitScotland Information Centre, the Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie.

     

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The closest rail stations are at Perth and Dundee. Bus or car hire from there to Glen Isla. Full details from Blairgowrie Tourist Information Centre.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow or Edinburgh airports head north to Perth. Then take the A93 to reach the town of Blairgowrie. Follow the A926 west to Alyth, then head up Glen Isla on the B954 to the tiny village of Kirkton of Glenisla.

    Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth follow the M90 north to Perth. Then take the A93 to reach the town of Blairgowrie. Follow the A926 west to Alyth, then head up Glen Isla on the B954 to the tiny village of Kirkton of Glenisla.

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