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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pitlochry Spring Quiz 2021

Below are 25 questions with a connection to Perthshire. Answer them, and you could win a book token for £20. During these difficult times, the quiz can give you something to occupy your mind, and, perhaps, find out something about our area that you didn’t know. Profits from the quiz will be used by the Rotary Club of Pitlochry to support local, national and international projects, (including the Covid Support Groups), much needed just now.


  1. When did the Railway Station in Pitlochry open? ……………….

  2. Where did the Black Watch first raise its Standard? ……………….

  3. Who had a tree named after him to mark his prowess as a musician? ……………….

  4. Who stayed in Kinnaird, Pitlochry, while writing one of his novels? ……………….

  5. What tributary of the River Garry was immortalised by the Scottish Bard? ……………….

  6. What is the name of the Football Club, based in Blair Atholl? ……………….

  7. What famous scientist, from WW2, lived in Pitlochry for part of his life? ……………….

  8. What valuable mineral was discovered at Duntanlich, and is still extracted today? ……………….

  9. When did the ‘Theatre in the Hills’ move to its present site? ……………….

  10. How long is the longest loch in Perthshire? ……………….

  11. Who designed and built the bridge over the Tay at Dunkeld? ……………….

  12. What was the original purpose of Cuil-an-Darach, Logierait? ……………….

  13. When did Pitlochry Highland Games first take place? ……………….

  14. Who is credited with the largest rod-caught salmon from the River Tay? ……………….

  15. What whisky distillery lays claim to being the smallest in Scotland? ……………….

  16. Who gave the land, containing Craigower, to the National Trust for Scotland? ……………….

  17. Where was there a ‘Polish’ hospital in Perthshire during and after WW2? ……………….

  18. What was the official ‘steepest’ gradient at the Devil’s Elbow, on the Blairgowrie/Braemar Road? ……...

  19. How high (in ft. amsl) is Ben Lawers? ……………….

  20. What commemorates the tragic loss of life during the Hydro Scheme in the 1950’s? ……………….

  21. What is the name of the ‘walk’, passing through Enochdhu and Glenshee? ……………….

  22. How far did the Redcoat, escaping after Killiecrankie, allegedly jump, across the River Garry?  …………

  23. What hotel in Perthshire was destroyed by fire in May 2000? ……………….

  24. Whose coronation is commemorated  by the bridge at the Linn of Tummel? ……………….

  25. When did Moulin Hotel first open its doors to guests? ……………….


When you have found the 25 answers, enter your name and address/telephone number at the bottom of the sheet and post it to W J Bright, Craig Dubh, Manse Road, Moulin, Pitlochry, PH16 5EP, or hand it to any of the Covid Support Group volunteers, with your donation. If you would like a copy of the correct answers, please enclose a s. a. e. or enter your e-mail address, and I will send a copy that way.


Entries must be received by 2nd April 2021, and the winner will be the first all correct entry drawn by the group after that date. The winner will be notified as soon as possible, and details published in the next issue of Pitlochry Life.


Name………………………………….             


Address…………………………………………………………………..


Tel. No. ………………………………                                            E-mail …………………………….


Donation £1



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Because of the situation with Covid-19, Club Meetings have been suspended for the time being. 

The Rotary Club of Pitlochry was inaugurated in 1953

Our Club is part of Rotary District 1010 which stretches from Fife in the South up to the Shetland Islands. The Rotary Organisation is active in over 200 countries and had approx. 1.2 million Members.

Our Club is based in the lovely Victorian town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire.

We meet in Fisher's Hotel on Tuesdays  -  12.30pm  for 1pm. except the first Tuesday of the month which is 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.

Rotary aims to make A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.

We are involved in a wide range of community projects. These include development support for schools and sponsorship of pupils at youth camps. We organise outings for our senior citizens and support a number of major humanitarian projects.

Our Members enjoy the fellowship of our regular meetings and also through participation in our various fundraising activities. These include a major charity golf day, concerts at the Pitlochry Festival theatre and a number of other activities.

If you would like to learn more about our Club please feel free to contact our secretary (secretary@pitlochry.rotary1010.org)

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We meet on Tuesdays at 12.30 for 13.00
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75-79 Atholl Road
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