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The Scottish town of Auchterarder is situated with the Ochil Hills and Gleneagles to the south, Strathearn to the north and the Scottish Highlands beyond. The town is laid out with a long main street giving it the nickname of the Lang Toon.

Alexander II granted the canons of Inchaffray rights over Auchterarder in 1227. Edward I of England spent a night in Auchterarder Castle during his 1296 invasion of Scotland. In 1328 Robert I (Robert the Bruce) granted Auchterarder to the Montifex family, from whom it passed by dowry to the Drummond family.

Auchterarder has played a role in Scottish Religious events. Mary of Lorraine negotiated the Treaty of Perth from Auchterarder in 1559. By its terms John Knox gained the first State recognition of Protestantism in Scotland. In 1834 the members of the Church in Auchterarder began what was to lead to a split, The Disruption, in the Protestant Church of Scotland for almost a 100 years.

Golfing 'capital' of Perthshire, Auchterarder area features world class golf courses and hotels including the renowned Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort.

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