The name Strathyre comes from the Gaelic for "broad winding valley". Initially inhabited in the Early 1700s by crofters on the west side of the village, the arrival of the railway in 1870 saw an influx of visitors to the area and the erection of hotels and houses on the east side were created to accomodate the visitors and also the locals enticed by the new job opportunities.
Todays Strathyre, while no longer a railway stop, remains as beautiful and picturesque as it would of in the past. We have a really hardworking group who raise money for projects within the 3 local villages and with thanks to them, and all the local support we have new fencing and equipment on the recreational ground (1 minute walk from pods) where you can play tennis, basketball or football and we have a great wee play park (1 minute walk from pods) . The BLS has many plans for ongoing projects and details can be found on their website - www.blscommunitytrust.org.
Jack Black, a local ranger (and celebrity) is able to organise mutiple activities from bush craft skills, foraging, guided walks and tours, to celtic blessings. Advanced booking is advicable and contact number is 07856172825.
The BLISS trail is 26 unique artwork structures, from a highland cow to a glass box situated between Strathyre, Balquidder, Lochearnhead and St Fillans. Spend a day trying to find them all, whether walking, cycling, kayaking or driving - http://www.robroycountry.com/blisstrail.
The village is always striving to improve and add to whats on offer and if you like our village like we love our village donations to all ongoing projects can be handed in to shop.
Strathyre has recently become a Smart village and website details are - https://smartstrathyre.scot/visitor-guide.