The Society's name is associated with two very significant publications of local interest:
“Cupmarked Stones in Strathtay” and “Around Aberfeldy”.

Both books were produced in collaboration with Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust who also shared the costs.  This has kept their format and size in line with other local interest booklets published by the Trust.



"Cupmarked Stones in Strathtay" is a guide to the prehistoric rock carvings of the Breadalbane area which were identified and recorded by the Society between the 1960s and 1980s. 

The driving force behind the project was Sonia Yellowlees, founder of the Society and its first chairman. The results were to have been an article in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland. However, the book was finally published in 2005 under the auspices of Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust as a memorial to Sonia.



"Around Aberfeldy" first appeared in 1971 as "Strathtay History Trail" and was a contribution to European Conservation Year.  

It remained in print until the 1980s when the Society expanded its range of interests beyond history and archaeology.




A new book with the title "Around Aberfeldy - a historical trail" was published in 1994. 

The content had been updated to reflect not just the Society's widening scope of topics but also the changing interests of the public.


"Around Aberfeldy : Fit vestibule for heaven" was published in 1998 after substantial amendments and improvements were made to the previous text.

The subtitle is taken from the Journal for July 1859 of the renowned preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The reverend, upon his first journey to the Tay valley, caused his coach to be stopped at The Lagg while passing through the Grandtully Estate and, upon stepping down opposite the ferry to take in the view, he pronounced that the landscape was a "Fit vestibule for heaven". 




The most recent edition, "Around Aberfeldy - A Brief History", was published in 2008. 

The format of the book was completely revised and it is now in two distinct sections: An introduction to the history of Strathtay and Aberfeldy followed by a Gazetteer listing many sites of archaeological and historic significance along with their grid references.


The books are priced at £3 for "Around Aberfeldy" and £2 for "Cupmarked Stones"

They can be purchased locally at the following outlets:

+   The Watermill, Aberfeldy

+   Tourist Information Centre, Aberfeldy

+   Wade's Newsagent, Aberfeldy

+   Strathtay Village Store

+   The Crannog Centre, Kenmore

+   The Courtyard, Mains of Taymouth, Kenmore

+   Castle Menzies, Weem

+   House of Menzies, Weem

+   Highland Safaris, Dull

+   County Stores, Kinloch Rannoch

 If you are not local, you can buy both of these booklets on Amazon.