Scottsdale is a very interesting and
small town that is encounted when traveling the Launceston/Bridport
route. Scottsdale services a rich farming region. Heritage is clearly
important at Scottsdale.
area was first surveyed in 1855 and was described as, "the best
soil on the island ... well watered, with a mild climate" by
surveyor James Scott, for whom the town is named. This rings true
today as the town, as well as being the regional centre for other
north-east towns, is a major agricultural centre.
The setting of
the town, surrounded by green fields and blue mountains, as well as
increasing infrastructure and improved promotion for visitors, is
giving the local tourism industry a boost. The Barnbougle Dunes Golf
Links and the Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm are key local
operated by Forestry Tasmania, was built in Scottsdale in the late
1990s, as an educational visitor centre designed to inform the public
about the forestry industry in Tasmania.
There are a
number of heritage buildings in the town.
Hotel has just celebrated the 100 year anniversary.
The other pub is a tavern.
also over 100 years old. The United
stately and the Catholic,
owing to a fire in 1993 is now modern. The Presbyterian isalso modern
The Museum is in
the old court house.
The official War
not sighted at any time and directions will be required to locate. The
are a feature of this region.
Scottsdale be sure to allow plenty of time. This is a nice spot.