There’s this somewhat reasonably sized town that sits above the center between Glasgow and Edinburgh, its name, something which would make you question at first hearing is called “Crieff”, The home town of the Actor Ewan McGregor who was born just down the road in Perth. He attended the famous Morrison’s Academy which still resides today, and is known for their sports and drama rep, along with academics. Personally what gets me are the spectacular sunsets among the valleys and behind the towns church along Comrie Street entering up the high street (A85). Another thing to take in is the town at night, preferably seen with a second party as to be safe, my recommendation is the bridge on “Bridge str.” right after you pass the Crieff welcome center. The bridge walls are lined with street lamps, a modern attempt at the old Victorian style ones that sit atop brick. At night, the glow of the moon reflects off the rushing water lighting rocks, surrounding trees, and best of all the local bats, friendly enough to stay and let you watch them catch the midnight bugs as they fly in magical patterns just above the river. At daylight there is Gallowhill, just at the bottom of Burrell Str., where bandits, and cattle thieves were punished, and the original hanging tree used by The Earl Of Strathearn is now replaced with a formal wooden structure. It is sad though that the town has lost many of its appealing and magical features like the old Crieff Railroad Station, and the use of many of its historic landmarks and buildings. There is so much magic in this place just waiting to be seen again, until then it sits idle, ghost-like among the town.
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