Earthquake House (Comrie)

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[Comrie Earthquake House]

The village of 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. A tiny 1870s stone building - dramatically labelled on Ordnance Survey maps as Earthquake House - contains one of the UK's earliest seismometers. But why here? The clue lies in the geology (probably), with the Highland Boundary Fault passing close by. Earth tremors (of significant magnitudes for the UK, but small by global standards) have long been a feature of this area, resulting in the settlement's nickname: The Shaky Toun. Visitors can peer through a window to see the old seismometer, alongside more modern equipment which still records any movement.

[Comrie Earthquake House]

📌 Earthquake House (Comrie)
Off minor road 10-min walk southwest of Comrie village centre, G.R.: NN 765218 ///juggles.belt.ended
Always viewable (exterior only) | Free

[Comrie Earthquake House]

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