Glenisla, pronounced Gleni'la, is the most westerly of the five Angus Glens and the only one where the road exits to the north, as well as the south, so you can drive through the Grampian hills to Braemar and Deeside. It is made up of six parishes along the River Isla; Glenisla, Kilry and Lintrathen to the north; and, Airlie, Ruthven and Kingoldrum to the south.
Glenisla sits in the north-west corner of the Angus Glens on the southern edge of the Grampian Mountains. Bordering Glens Shee to the west and Clova to the east, Glenisla encompasses the smaller glens; Cally, Brighty, Beanie, Finlet, Markie and Damph.
Uncompromising heather mountains to the north lead down to gentler hills, eventually giving way to rolling pasture and arable land. Glenisla boasts an enormous diversity of land based industry ranging from game shooting, through stock farming, to cereal and vegetable production. The environment is without doubt the most important asset in Glenisla followed by the people of the Community.
The climate has no absolutes but generally the winter is regarded as the longest season - great for winter activities. Spring begins generally sometime in April, bringing greenery back to life and blends into summer when the sun hardly sets. Autumn colours are supreme as the trees and hills change daily.
Summer highs range up to about 28c and winter low to -10c. Rainfall varies from about 500mm to nearer 1000mm in the hills.