Sma' Glen

Glens

    The Sma’ Glen is a scenic glen in central Perthshire, located 5 miles (8 km) to the north of Crieff.

    The fast flowing River Almond runs along the narrow valley floor and the glen itself, is rather small, at only 4 miles (6.5 km) in length. The Romans built a fort and watchtower here, General Wade built a military road here in the 18th century and the glen featured in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.

    At the northern end of the Sma' Glen keep an eye out for Clach Ossian or Ossian's Stone, an 8 ft high monolithic stone sited where the river and the road almost touch. This is reputed to be the burial place, in about 300 AD, of the legendary Gaelic bard Ossian. He was the father of Fingal who was immortalised in Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave overture.

     

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest rail stations are Perth and Gleneagles. Bus or car hire from there to Sma'Glen. Full details from Crieff Tourist Information Centre.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow airport follow the M9 to Bridge of Allan, then take the A84 northwest to Callander and Lochearnhead. Turn off onto the A85 east towards the town of Crieff. Then follow the A822 north for approximately 7 miles/11km to reach the start of the Sma'Glen.

    From Edinburgh airport follow the M90 to Perth, then take the A85 west to Crieff. Then follow the A822 north for approximately 7 miles/11km to reach the start of the Sma'Glen.

    Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth head north to Perth, then take the A85 west to Crieff. Then follow the A822 north for approximately 7 miles/11km to reach the start of the Sma'Glen.

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