Welcome to Strathyre - the first village in the Highlands of Scotland heading North


The district of Strathyre extends from east of Balquhidder, following the River Balvaig, which flows out of Loch Voil almost due south to Loch Lubnaig. The River Balvaig is 8 kilometers in length, almost all of which lies in Strathyre. It falls by around 5 metres between Loch Voil and Loch Lubnaig. The former Callander and Oban Railway ran through the Strath up to 1it's closure in 1965. 


General Harry Pulteney's soldiers constructed the old military road through the strath in 1749 -1750 and a boundary marker stone still exists in a layby at the top of Loch Lubnaig.

The Strathyre Forest, which extends well beyond the limits of Strathyre proper, is managed by the Forestry Commission forming the easternmost part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Strathyre from the Scottish Gaelic (Srath Eadhair) is a district and settlement in the Stirling local government district of Scotland. It forms the south-eastern part of the parish of Balquhidder and was, prior to the 1973 reorganisation of local government, part of Perthshire. 

Photograph by Alan Reid