The village of Stanley lies six miles north of Perth alongside the River Tay, a mile and a half from the A9 linking the far north of Scotland to Perth and Stirling. The main railway between Inverness and Perth also slices through Stanley.
Stanley was originally founded to house workers for a huge 18th century mill on the banks of the River Tay. After the mill closed down in 1989, it was acquired by Historic Scotland. In liaison with the Phoenix Trust, they turned it into private flats alongside a museum depicting the mill's story and life in the 19th century.