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Getting here

The Big Shed is at Tombreck on Loch Tay, on the A827 between Killin and Kenmore, around 17 miles from Aberfeldy.

Contact Information

Email enquiry
This is the best way to contact us for an initial enquiry.
websitecontact@bigshed.org.uk

Call or text
0750 864 5453

Address
The Big Shed, Tombreck, Lawers, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2PB

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Things to do

From the door of the Big Shed you can take a fifteen minute walk through the natural deciduous woodland to the sandy beach, or up the hill track just across the main road to Lochan Nan Cat

Things to do

Direction & FAQs

By car

From Killin
Drive east out of Killin on the A827. You will cross the single track Bridge of Lochay and then wind up through the woods. You will pass the hill road to Ben Lawers on your left and Kiltyrie Farmhouse also on the left. The Big Shed is on your right about 2 miles from Kiltyrie. You'll see a Farm Shop sign and then a Big Shed sign - like the one below. You'll also see a small wooden bus shelter just after you turn off.

From Kenmore
Leave Kenmore heading west on the A827 on the north side of Loch Tay. You'll pass through Fearnan, then Lawers. The turning for The Big Shed is on your left, about 2 miles beyond the Ben Lawers Hotel. You'll see a Farm Shop sign and then a Big Shed sign - like the one below. You'll also see a small wooden bus shelter just after you turn off.

By public transport

There are train services to Crianlarich, Pitlochry and Stirling, that make getting into the general area quite easy, but there are very few options for the last few miles.

There are regular buses to:

  • Aberfeldy from Ballinluig, Pitlochry and Perth
  • Callendar  from Stirling (at present the C60 from Callander to Stirling is not running, but there is a vigorous local campaign to have it re-instated) 
  • Crianlarich from Glasgow

The school bus to and from Aberfeldy travels to Tombreck, where the Big Shed is situated, on weekdays during term time.

Scottish Citylink’s service 987  runs each day from Edinburgh via Stirling to Oban, leaving Edinburgh at 17.00. It stops just ten miles away at Lix Toll on the A85 at 19.24. The return journey leaves Lix Toll at 10.59 and reaches Edinburgh at 13.23.

During the summer, Fisher’s run service buses from other destinations on a weekly or fortnightly basis that also stop at Lix Toll: the timetables are on their website. https://fisherstours.co.uk/scottish-express/

Travelling from further away

The Big Shed is about 1 hour 30 minutes driving time from Edinburgh airport and 1 hour from Glasgow airport. On the drive from Edinburgh, you will see the huge sculptures of the Kelpies, then historic Stirling Castle, while the route from Glasgow airport is along the bonny banks of Loch Lomond.

The Big Shed lies at the very heart of rural Scotland, close to the main routes to both eastern and western rural Scotland with Inverness, Aberdeen, Ullapool and Mallaig to the north, and Girvan, Gretna, Jedburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed to the south, all less than 3 hours drive away.

I think I'm there, but I can't see the Big Shed?

You can't see the Big Shed from the main road. Follow the track down past the Farmhouse to a yard edged by houses. In front of you is a building with a red roof (The Farm Shop) and there's a house with a blue door to your left. The track runs between the two. Follow it through the gate and you will see the Big Shed ahead of you on the right.

There are two car parks, a small one on your right just beside the Big Shed, with easy access into the building via a ramp. The larger car park is on the left just beyond the Big Shed.

Where can I book local accommodation?

You'll find excellent B&Bs, campsite and self-catering options all very close to the Big Shed.

If you are searching on post code, The Big Shed is in the PH15 postcode area, while Killin and the western end of Loch Tay are in the FK21 postcode area

Where can I park?

Car Park 1 on the left just beyond the Big Shed and will accommodate 9 or 10 cars - more if carefully parked. 

Car Park 2 is on the right just before the Big Shed. This offers easy access into the building via a ramp, so it's priority parking for people with mobility issues or for loading/unloading. It will hold 4 - 6 cars depending on size.

If your group will have more vehicles than this, then there is Car Park 3, aka "The Winter Parking Area",   at the end of the track, just as you turn off the main road. This will hold 12  or so cars, providing they are parked nose/tail in rather than parallel to the track. 

For very large events, there is overspill parking  in the field across the road.        

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