Blackford, where many of the earthquakes took place

Blackford, where many of the earthquakes took place
Perthshire continues to be rumbled by a series of seismic activity after two minor earthquakes hit the area within five minutes of each other at the weekend.

Saturday's incidents now make it nine tremor events in the area since the start of September.

The first on Saturday took place at 7.23am, with the epicentre near Gleneagles, measuring a 1.5 magnitude at a depth of five kilometres.

Five minutes later a 1.8 magnitude quake was registered a few miles away at a depth of seven kilometres.

Both tremors were felt by residents in Blackford, but there have been no reports of any damage so far, and were recorded at the nearby British Geological Society (BGS).

Blackford experienced the sixth and seventh tremors in the series on the Sunday prior - the former of which being the biggest recorded in over a decade.

A 2.5 magnitude and smaller 0.8 magnitude quake hit the village in the evening with aftershocks reported in Auchterarder and Aberuthven.

Locals also got an abrupt early morning wake up call on the morning of Monday, September 28 from the fifth earthquake.

The 2.3 magnitude tremor struck at 5.54am at a depth of two kilometres and was felt in Auchterarder and Glendevon.

The epicentre was 17 miles from Comrie, said to be the earthquake capital of the UK.

There were also earthquakes in the area on September 14 and the two previous days.

And the first on September 2 was a 1.3 magnitude quake, and was felt by several residents who reported "a weak to moderate shaking".

The source of the shakes are a result of the Highland Boundary Fault which passes Strathearn, south of Comrie.