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Aberfoyle

"ABERFOYLE, Parish in south-west extremity of Perthshire, with post-office under Stirling, and a hotel 6½ miles north-north-west of Bucklyvie railway station. Length, 10½ miles; breadth, 5½ miles; area, 26,810 acres. Real property in 1880-81, £4579. Pop., qouad civilia, 465; quoad sacra, 409. A bill was promoted in 1880 for a railway, on a capital of £55,000, from the vicinity of the hotel to a junction with the Forth and Clyde Railway between Bucklyvie and Balfron. A glen, on the south-east border, contains the hotel and the church; extends about 2 miles west-ward, with a width of about ½ mile, and is traversed by the chief head-stream of the river Forth. A pass at the glen's head figured much in the raids of the Highland caterans, and was the scene of a victory of Graham of Duchray over a body of Cromwell's troops. The general surface is upland, and includes the Benvenue, Benchochan, and some lesser mountains. Loch Katrine, the Trossachs, and Loch Achray are on the northern border; Loch Drunkie is in the north-east corner; and Lochs Chon and Ard are in the south-west. The aggregate scenery is much diversified and richly picturesque, and many spots figure graphically in Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy, Waverly, and Lady of the Lake; but the 'clachan' of his romance, on a site about a mile west of the hotel, is now extinct. The public school has about 65 scholars."

Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.

Cemeteries

  • Aberfoyle Churchyard
    The interment register may be with the Cemeteries Service of Stirling Council

There are pre 1855 inscriptions available in Monumental inscriptions (pre-1855) in South Perthshire.

Census

The GRO(S) Ref. No. is 325.
Please consult the county page for general information.

An index for 1851 has been published by Central Scotland FHS and is also available from Tay Valley FHS.

Churches

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Church Records

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Church of Scotland (OPR)

GRO(S) Ref. No.      
325/1 B 1692-1819 M 1692-1819 D 1750-1807
325/2 B 1820-54 M 1820-54 D-

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