Perth and Kinross

An estate in on the northern edge of the Ochil Hills, central Perth and Kinross, Invermay lies in the wooded glen of the Water of May, a mile (1.5 km) southeast of Forteviot. Invermay House dates from the late 18th Century and nearby are some interesting out-buildings that include a Gothic gazebo (1804), a U-plan stable block, a thatched dairy and doocot (1803) and two West Lodges (1803). The 16th-century old house of Invermay faces the new house. Set within an attractive wooded landscape and the subject of a ballad entitled 'The Birks of Invermay', Invermay was described in the Old Statistical Account (1798) as "one of the most romantic and pleasant spots in this part of Perthshire". A deep gully known as the Humble Bumble was a focal point for the designs of landscape gardeners such as Walter Nicol who in 1802 laid out a new approach to the house and other features. Sir Walter Scott stayed here after crossing the Ochils by the Wallace Road.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better