Blairgowrie and its neighbouring villages provide an excellent location of modern housing of the highest quality. Surrounded by rolling fields, this area has recently become the focus of Perthshire’s soft fruit growing. This friendly community is overlooked by lush green hills and mountains and is home to the country’s largest skiing centre at Glenshee. Blairgowrie is also home to the nearby Rosemount golf course and is considered one of the best inland courses in Scotland.
Blairgowrie’s main feature and centerpiece is the Wellmeadow, a grassy area in the middle of town which hosts regular markets and outdoor entertainment. Other parks include Rattray’s Davie Park, Blairgowrie’s J J Coupar Sports Ground and Lochy Park. Live Active Blairgowrie is a council funded recreation centre in Beeches Road. This excellent facility provides training and sports facilities and a swimming pool. Golfers are well catered for by Blairgowrie Golf Club, with two 18-hole courses, Rosemount and Lansdowne, and one 9-hole course. For skiers and snowboarders, the Glenshee Ski Centre is 18 miles to the north.
The main supermarket is Tesco, supplemented by a Co-Operative store which incorporates the Post Office. The main shopping streets are High Street, Allan Street, and the Wellmeadow, where there are an array of independent shops.
Stagecoach Strathtay provide all the bus services to and from Blairgowrie with routes to Perth, Dundee, Alyth, Coupar Angus, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Kirkmichael and Glenshee as well as a circular town service. The nearest railway station is Perth and there are airports at Edinburgh and Dundee.