Barry Hill Fort

Way back in the olden days circa 88/89 I was still working my way through fulltime education, halfway through the secondary part. Our english lessons would be taught by non other than the assistant rector and because we were all such a great bunch of kids we were treated to an afternoon field trip piling into the school bus and heading into the Perthshire hills. Back then there was no giving things a quick Google, you had to work for your knowledge and thankfully our teacher Mr Kippen had that in buckets!

From memory our afternoon of adventure took us firstly out to the Reekie Linn waterfall which in winter time is a raging torrent, summertime a bit more sedate but the views certainly get the heart pumping. I know it wasn’t doing mine any favours!

After the falls it was off to Barry Hill to see the remains of the fort. A short climb and you’re on the top, I can remember at the time being told that it as a Roman fort but reading up on it with the help of Google it seems to be Pictish but who knows it maybe changed hands a few times over the years.
If you’re ever in the Alyth area it’s certainly worth checking out.