Sunday, 1 January 2017

Tour Scotland Video New Year's Day Drive North On The A9 Road To Pitlochry

Tour Scotland New Year's Day video of a morning drive North on the A9 Road from Perth to Pitlochry on ancestry visit to Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Was not able to drive through Pitlochry as Emergency services were called to Fisher’s Hotel in Pitlochry just after 6am on New Year’s Day morning and the road through the town was closed to traffic. Around 200 guests were evacuated from the Atholl Street venue and given sheltered, food and hot drinks at the nearby Scotland’s Hotel on Bonnethill Road. The new year’s day street party, which usually draws around 5,000 people into town, has had to be cancelled. The A9's origins lie in the military roads building programme carried out by General Wade in the 18th century to allow deployment of forces in key locations within the Highlands. At this time there was already an existing road between Perth and Dunkeld, and between 1727 and 1730 a roadway was constructed between Dunkeld in Perthshire and Inverness.

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