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Kirkmichael is around 13 miles from Blairgowrie and is a popular destination due to its close proximity to skiing at Glenshee and Royal Deeside as well as for myriad outdoor sporting pursuits.

The village is centred around the bridge over the River Ardle.

The name Kirkmichael means ‘The Church of St Michael’ and in Gaelic Cill Mhìcheil. The village dates back over a thousand years and was at one time an important market in the cattle trade between the Highlands and Lowlands with various drove roads converging on the village. 

The location of the village in the geographical centre of Scotland at the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and the convenience of roads leading north, south, east and west has made it a popular holiday spot.

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