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Perthshire is an historic county in central Scotland, which extends from Strathmore[?] in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter[?] in the north, Rannoch Moor[?] and Ben Lui[?] in the west, and Aberfoyle[?] in the south. Perthshire is known as the "big county" and has a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths[?] in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. Perthshire was an unitary local government area until 1974, when the old counties were replaced by a two-tier system of local government. During the 1974 re-organisation, some administrative boundaries were changed, and West Perthshire (the area of west and south of Killin[?] including Callander[?], Crianlarich[?] and Aberfoyle[?]) was transferred to the neighbouring administrative area of Stirlingshire[?]. The smaller 1974 boundary was retained in 1995 when the two-tier system was abandoned, and the unitary council of Perth and Kinross replaced Perth and Kinross District Council[?] and Tayside Region[?]. However, the original Perthshire county boundary is still used for the purposes of land registration, and for postal addresses. Perthshire extends to 5300 km2.

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See Perth and Kinross, Highland Perthshire[?], Stirling, Trossachs[?] and Scottish Highlands.

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