Comrie

[River Lednock just north of Comrie]

Comrie sits at a triple confluence of the River Earn, Glen Artney and Glen Lednock, 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 (March 2016)]

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

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

>> see separate post for Walk: Comrie's devilish cauldron ★☆☆

[Earthquake House interior (March 2016)]

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