Comrie

[River Lednock just north of Comrie]

Comrie sits at a triple confluence of the River Earn, Glen Artney and Glen Lednock, with sandbags by house doors standing guard against potential flooding. Nestling amongst lush, green hills, you can walk to the Deil's Caldron from here. But Comrie has another, perhaps unexpected claim to fame - it's the UK's earthquake capital! The clue lies in the geology (probably), with the Highland Boundary Fault passing close by. The "Earthquake House" stands testament to the fact that earth tremors have long been a feature of this area - hence the settlement's nickname: "The Shaky Toun".

[The Earthquake House (9/3/16)]

📌 Comrie ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NN 773220 ///month.advantage.bravery

Within walking distance
📌 Earthquake House ☆☆☆
Description: Tiny 1870s stone building housing one of the UK's earliest seismometers, visible through the window alongside more modern equipment.
Location: 10-min walk southwest of the village centre, G.R.: NN 765218 ///juggles.belt.ended
Open: Always (exterior only)
Cost: Free

>> Walk: Comrie's devilish cauldron ★☆☆

[Earthquake House interior (9/3/16)]

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