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Many thanks to The Angus Hotel for facilitating this camera's location. The River Ericht is a river in Perthshire, Scotland formed from the confluence of the rivers Blackwater and Ardle. It runs south for around 10 miles before discharging into the River Isla, and eventually the River Tay. The river cuts through the impressive Craighall Gorge before bisecting the burgh of Blairgowrie and Rattray. The fast running water of the river was once used to power several textile mills. Game fishing for salmon and trout is possible on some stretches.Amongst locals, the town is colloquially known simply as 'Blair'. Blairgowrie is the larger of the two former burghs which were united by an Act of Parliament in 1228 and lies on the south-west side of the River Ericht while Rattray is on the north-east side. Rattray claims to be the older and certainly Old Rattray, the area round Rattray Kirk, dates back to the 12th century. New Rattray, the area along the Boat Brae and Balmoral Road dates from 1777 when the River was spanned by the Brig o' Blair.