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Article published 15/07/2018

A new audio tour is set to bring art, sculpture and architecture to life in the Loch Earn area. The unique BLiSS trail links the villages of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Strathyre and St Fillans through a series of art and architecture installations. 

Developed by the Loch Earn Tourism Information Group, the trail received the Innovation in Tourism award at the 2018 Scottish Thistle Awards National Final in March. The Group has worked in collaboration to develop the new audio trail with Geotourist, which sponsored the category.

The Scottish Thistle Awards reward hotels, restaurants, B&Bs, visitor attractions, business and consumer events, and individuals who go that extra mile to provide customers with exceptional service. Last year’s competition saw a record-breaking 750 entries to the competition.

VisitScotland hope it will encourage even more visitors to explore and spend time in the region by following the innovative trail in the heart of Rob Roy Country.

The GPS audio BLiSS Trail Tour featured on the Geotourist app takes in a variety of artist and architect designed installations including ornamental features such as an Airliephant, a miniature mill house, stag, totem pole and old red phone box. 

To view the trail go to or listen via the app.

The BLiSS trail is a fantastic asset to tourism in the area and we hope this complimentary audio trail will inspire visitors to enjoy the fun and exciting installations along the trail as well as explore the surrounding area.

Scotland’s reputation as a quality destination relies on continued investment and innovation, which is celebrated by the Scottish Thistle Awards, and trails such as this will only strengthen our world-class visitor experience.

Neil Christison, VisitScotland Regional Director