1270s? - the earliest parts of St Bride's Kirk
/ Church were built in the grounds of Blair
The very small village of Old Blair was
established around this time, a short distance
north of the Castle and Church, mainly for
workers on the estate.
1371 - the Stewart's gained control of Blair
Castle, relations of the Royals.
1595 - Blair Castle passed to the Murray's
1590s - the Watermill was built in Blair
Atholl, at the south entrance to Blair Castle,
first building in the new Village.
The Village grew with the building of houses
for workers on Blair Castle estate.
1689 July - 2,500 Jacobite's based at Blair Castle
defeated a 4,000 strong Government Army 3 miles
southwest at the Pass of Killiecrankie.
1730 - a Military Road was built through
Blair Atholl estate and Old Blair, to be used
by Government Troops to prevent more Jacobite
1822 - a new road and bridges were built,
running along the south side of Blair Estate,
north to Inverness.
1825 - Blair Atholl Parish Church was
1863 - the Blair Atholl Railway Station
opened, leading to the growth of the
1984 - the A9 bypass was completed, reducing
traffic through the Village.
1995 - the House of Bruar shopping complex
opened 3 miles northwest of Blair Atholl.