Errol is a fine village set on a hill that at one time would have been an island rising out of the marshes of the Carse of Gowrie. The Carse, stretching from Perth to Dundee, has since pretty much dried out after hundreds of years of human effort in a variety of different drainage projects. It is now rich farmland grows thousands of tons of cereals, vegetables and berries.
According to the General Register Office for Scotland, Errol had a population of 1,280 in 2008, an increase on the 2003 figure of 1,140. This increase is set to continue following the construction of new housing developments, with additional developments planned.
Within the village, there are 2 convenience stores, a butcher, a chip shop, a pharmacy, a doctor’s surgery, a post office and a community centre. There is a mobile bank and an ATM. The village primary school has recently been extensively redeveloped to accommodate the increasing population.