"KILTARLITY, a parish in county Inverness, Scotland. It is an extensive highland parish, 3 miles S.W. of Beauly and is situated on the river Beauly, and includes Conveth, Caplach, Mayne, &c. It extends about 30 miles in length and 6 in breadth, occupying nearly 92,000 Scotch acres. It is in the presbytery of Inverness and synod of Moray. The minister's stipend is £239. The church is a modern and commodious structure. There is a Free church at-Kiltarlity, and a Free Church preaching station at Strathglass. At Eskadale is a Roman Catholic chapel. There are several schools for both sexes. In this district are several lakes, well stored with salmon, trout, &c. The surface, which is mountainous, is mostly covered with wood, heath, and extensive mosses. Game is very abundant. In the parish churchyard are the remains of a Druidical temple, and there are five others within a mile of it. Two miles N.W. of the church is a circular vitrified fort called Dun Fionn, or Fingal's Fort, 60 yards in circumference. It crowns the summit of a conical hill accessible only on the E. The ruins of Castle Spynnie occupy the crest of a hill 700 feet high. Its walls are built of stone without cement. Beaufort Castle occupies an eminence, rising from the river Beauly. It is built on' the site of Beaufort, or Dunie fortress, which, in the reign of Alexander I., sustained a regular siege by the troops of Edward of England."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- The transcription of the section for Kiltarlity from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.