The Cateran Trail has some great archaeological sites, and the rarest are the so-called ‘Pitcarmick’ type buildings: a the of stone/turf and timber long house with rounded corners tentatively attributed to the Early Historic or Pictish period.

They were first identified in the uplands of north-east Perthshire in the late 1980’s but to date only two sites have been excavated, at Pitcarmick itself in Strathardle, and at Lair, Glenshee, where Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust have been excavating over the last 5 years to uncover more of their story.