Mr Mayall, who has written four books on Strathearn local history, decided to start a blog in an attempt to share a lot of the local information and stories he has acquired over the years and because he thought it would be good publicity for the area.
He says: “Some of the blogs are quite light-hearted while others are more serious – I write about various subjects which I have information and knowledge about and I also include some photographs.
“Sometimes readers comment about what they’ve been looking at and that’s been very interesting and it’s great that people are engaging with the blog.
“There are a lot of people out there who are interested in local history and I did the blog purely because I believe I should put something back into the community and share the detailed knowledge I have.
“I’m really enjoying doing it and it’s great to stimulate interest in our area.”
So far, Mr Mayall has blogged on around 50 diverse subjects including Romans, the area’s Neolithic heritage (3500 BC), Witchcraft, The Tryst and famous and infamous sons of the Strath.
Other posts have included a feature on the `Last Thatched House in Crieff’; tales about famous Crieff movie star Ewan McGregor and his actor uncle Denis Lawson who appeared in the first Star Wars film and an article about the history of St Fillans.
Of the more than 10,000 hits Mr Mayall’s popular site has received, a total of 56% have come from the UK and 25% from USA.
The country with the next highest number of viewings is Russia followed by Australia, Canada, Germany, France, New Zealand, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia.
The blog has also received regular viewings from people in China, Japan and the Scandinavian countries.
Interested Herald readers can check out Mr Mayall’s blog by visiting perthshirecrieffstrathearnlocalhistor.blogspot.co.uk