There are five Aberfeldy's across the world
today. (Two in North America, one in South Africa and
another in Australia).
This is the original Aberfeldy, there is evidence that
Aberfeldy the town, dates back to 1796,
when building leases were granted. The town of Aberfeldy did
not exist when General Wade replaced the ferry with a bridge
over the Tay in 1733. For 10 long years General Wade built a
network of roads and bridges across the Highlands, he considered
his Aberfeldy bridge to be his greatest achievement.
On YOU TUBE - A
short video of the town of Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire,
Scotland (3mins 21secs)
The Black Watch Regiment was first assembled near Wades Bridge
in May 1740, again prior to the existence of the town of Aberfeldy.
These first Black Watch soldiers assembled on a piece of land that
is part of Aberfeldy Golf Course today.
On YOU TUBE - A tribute to
the Black Watch Highland Regiment of Scotland (9mis 48
would appear that the Breadalbane Estate Factors' had a big part to
play in the formation of the town called Aberfeldy - making a plan
for the town or village east of the Moness Burn. There were cotton
mills powered by water from the Moness Burn, these mills went out
of existence in 1810. A grain mill was built in the town powered by
the Moness Burn in 1825.
Further developments of the town took it
westwards. The railway reached the town in 1865. Aberfeldy
had its first town council in 1887 responsible for 'lighting,
cleansing, paving, draining, supplying water and public
health'. In 1975 the Aberfeldy Town Council was abolished as
part of the nation-wide local government reorganisation and was
replaced by the Aberfeldy Community Council, which exists to this